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Corbyn to make the FA CUP Final Entrance -One Shilling ? – Down from £50 !

 

 To Demonstrate the Fall in the Value of Workers Money 
 
Saturday week FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley
 
 will be watched by half a billion viewers in more than 120 countries.
 
Kick off at 5.30pm on Saturday 27th May 2017
 
Close to 90,000 fans will be at Wembley for the 135th final of the world’s oldest cup competition as two teams of elite, millionaire sportsmen battle it out for glory.
 
But what exactly was the scene at the original final way back in 1872?
 
An estimated crowd of 2,000 were there to see 22 amateurs play on a cricket pitch, with no nets, as Wanderers beat Royal Engineers 1-0 thanks to a goal from Morton Betts.
 
Fans head to Wembley for The FA Cup Final

 

The FA has announced ticket prices for the 2015 and 2016 FA Cup Semi-Finals and Final at Wembley Stadium

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Prices will increase for the first time in four years and will be introduced incrementally across this season and next.

The cost of a Semi-Final ticket will rise by £3 this season and £2 next season.

 

A ticket for The FA Cup Final will rise by £5 this season and a further £5 next season for all but the cheapest ticket, which will be frozen at £50.

 
A shilling on the door
 
While fans at this year’s final will have to battle through the crowds at Wembley, it was a more sedate affair in 1872.
 
Football had yet to catch on and around 2,000 are said to have been at the Oval.
 
Much has changed beyond recognition in football but the cost of attending remains an issue…
 
The historian’s view: “Attendances for football matches were not large in the early 1870s, with one reason for the relatively low attendance the price of tickets, which at one shilling (five pence in today’s money) was higher than for most matches at the time.
 
“The Oval crowd was said to be ‘very fashionable’, so presumably made up of the well-to-do and the upper middle-class, as well as those connected with the ‘old boys’ public school network that ran the Football Association at this time.”

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