Wembley Stadium Supporter’s Guide – Huddersfield v Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest will face Huddersfield Town in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday for a place in the Premier League.

Here’s everything fans need to know ahead of the long-awaited visit to the capital:

MATCH TICKETS

The full allocation of 36,475 tickets for Forest supporters has been sold.

If and when returned tickets are received, they are immediately made available to supporters for online resale only here https://westbridgfordwire.com/supporters-guide-for-wembley-stadium-huddersfield-v-nottingham-forest/. This is probably an extremely limited number of tickets.

Important: No tickets are available via NFFC. Please do not call or visit the NFFC box office to purchase tickets.

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All tickets are print-at-home and have now been dispatched by Ticketmaster. If you have not received your ticket or have any questions after purchase, contact Ticketmaster directly on 0333 321 3126 for assistance. Please do not contact the NFFC ticket office for a ticket request unless you purchased your ticket in person from the club.

Please do not purchase tickets in sections of Huddersfield Town. Any Forest supporters found buying tickets in the sections allocated to Huddersfield will be expelled and there will be no option to move to the Forest sections.

There will be ticket administration support for Forest supporters on the day – details to follow.

If you do not have a match ticket, please enjoy the match elsewhere and do not travel to Wembley Stadium.

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TURNSTILES

The Forest Supporters will be located at the west end of Wembley Stadium. The turnstiles will open at 2:30 p.m. Please arrive early enough to enjoy the pre-game atmosphere and avoid the queues. Kick-off is at 4:30 p.m.

MATCH FORMAT

If the scores are tied after 90 minutes, 30 minutes of extra time will be played followed, if necessary, by penalties.

OFFICIAL COACH TRIP

More than 60 Reds supporter coaches will leave The Brian Clough Stand car park for Wembley on Sunday.

Coach departures will begin at 10:15 a.m., with the last coach leaving at 11 a.m.

For security reasons, no cars will be allowed in The Brian Clough Stand car park. Supporters can be dropped off on Colwick Road outside the car park gates or supporters can park at Nottingham Rugby Club on Holme Road from 9am for £10.

We remind you that alcohol is not allowed on the buses.

Supporters with accessibility needs, please note that seven accessible vehicles are available. Please let you know the nearest steward upon arrival.

At Wembley Stadium, Forest coaches will be parked in the Pink car park. The coaches will leave for Nottingham thirty minutes after the end of the match.

DISABLED FANS

To ensure a smooth and timely start, supporters will be assigned to coaches on a first-come, first-served basis.

Supporters with accessibility needs will be… TBC

THE TRAINS

East Midlands Railway (EMR) says travel to Wembley by train is expected to be extremely busy, with a number of services expected to be full and permanent.

EMR advises trying to increase capacity on board their rail services and also recommends traveling via Kettering for EMR Connect services to London St. Pancras. These services run every 30 minutes.

Please note that east coast travel via Grantham is restricted due to the number of opposition supporters traveling on LNER services from Leeds to London Kings Cross.

DRINKING ON THE STREET IS PROHIBITED

Supporters are advised that the Olympic Way and surrounding areas are not street drinking areas, within the framework of the current ordinance on the protection of public space – see here for more information.

There is a wide range of bars, pubs, fan zones and restaurants available to enjoy the neighborhood. Please see the map below which shows where Forest fans can drink this weekend and also see the list and hereunder “Wembley Stadium West”.

The public street drinking ban will be enforced by a team of officers from Brent Council, Wembley National Stadium, Wembley Park, the Metropolitan Police Service, Transport for London and the British Transport Police, the fans being required to hand over their booze or face a £100 fine.

FLAGS

Wembley Stadium guidelines state that flags over 250cm in size at their widest or longest section will not be permitted and flagpoles over 1m in length will not be permitted.

On On level 5 of the stadium, flags larger than 200cm x 100cm will not be allowed to enter the stadium. Flags longer than this will not be allowed.

All flags sold in the Forest club shop comply with Wembley Stadium regulations. Be sure to visit our megastore to check out our special play-off range. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

DESCRIPTIVE AUDIO COMMENTARY SERVICE

Fans requiring descriptive audio commentary can pick up a receiver upon arrival at the stadium at one of the following information kiosks located nearest to your seat:

Tier 1 seats (your block number starts with 1)

  • Information booth at block 108
  • Information booth at block 137
  • Information Kiosk at Gate G
  • Information Kiosk at Gate H

Tier 2 seats (your block or suite number starts with 2, 3 or 4)

  • Member services kiosk at 242
  • Member services kiosk at 212

Tier 5 seats (your block number starts with 5)

  • Information booth at 514
  • Information booth at 539

Please note that Wembley does not take advance reservations for helmets.

PYROTECHNICS

In recent months there has been a disturbing increased use of pyrotechnics, flares and smoke bombs in stadiums across the country. Using these devices inside a football stadium is a criminal offense that will result in police action, prosecution and football bans.

Pyrotechnics and flares can cause serious wearer injuries, other spectators, players and security personnel. We have also witnessed a number of incidents that have resulted in people experiencing breathing difficulties, distress and discomfort.

Security checks will be carried out before and during the match and action will be taken against anyone identified as breaking Wembley Stadium rules, with bans also enforced by Nottingham Forest.

Please help ensure the safety of yourself and other supporters by not bringing any form of pyrotechnics to Sunday’s game. Detection dogs will be operational.

FIELD FORECASTS

Supporters are reminded that it is against the law to enter the pitch at any time and could result in a criminal record and club ban. It is essential that those who play the game can do so safely, knowing that they will not be subjected to violent, threatening or anti-social behavior.

Many people have already lost the privilege of watching their team via club bans this season and further punitive measures will follow for those who continue to disregard the rules of the pitch and break the law at football matches.

TV COVERAGE & STREAMING

The play-off final will be shown live in the UK and Ireland on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football.

The match will also be broadcast live in most international countries outside of the UK and Ireland. This means that fans living abroad can probably find the game available through your local broadcaster – click here to see the list.

Fans in a limited number of countries (sometimes referred to as ‘dark markets’) will be able to watch the match live on Forest TV for £10 – click here to buy a pass.

AUDIO COVERAGE

All fans around the world can also access live audio coverage of today’s match via the audio commentary package for just £2.99. The Commentary is BBC Radio Nottingham’s show with Colin Fray and Steve Hodge. Click on here to buy.

If any supporters are having issues with the video or audio streams, please contact [email protected] for support.

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