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Supporter’s Guide for Wembley Stadium – Huddersfield v Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest take on Huddersfield Town in the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday for a place in the Premier League.

Here is all supporters need to know ahead of the eagerly anticipated visit to the capital:

MATCH TICKETS

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

If and when returned tickets are received they are immediately made available for resale to supporters online only here [link]. This is likely to be an extremely limited number of tickets only.

Important: no tickets are available via NFFC. Please do not call or visit the NFFC Ticket Office to buy 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 post-purchase queries, contact Ticketmaster directly on 0333 321 3126 for assistance. Please do not contact the NFFC Ticket Office with a ticket query unless you purchased your ticket in-person from the club.

Please do not buy tickets in Huddersfield Town sections. Any Forest supporters found buying tickets in sections allocated to Huddersfield will be ejected and there will be no option to relocate to Forest sections.

There will be ticket administration support for Forest supporters on the day – information 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

Forest supporters will be located at the west end of Wembley Stadium. Turnstiles will open at 2.30pm. Please arrive in plenty of time to enjoy the pre-match atmosphere and avoid queuing. Kick-off is at 4.30pm.

MATCH FORMAT

If the scores are level after 90 minutes, 30 minutes extra time will be played followed, if necessary, by penalty kicks.

OFFICIAL COACH TRAVEL

More than 60 coaches of Reds supporters will be leaving The Brian Clough Stand car park on Sunday to travel to Wembley.

Departure of the coaches will commence from 10.15am with the last coach leaving at 11am.

For safety reasons, there will be no cars allowed into 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 onwards for £10.

Please be reminded that alcohol is not permitted on the coaches.

Supporters with accessible needs please note that seven accessible vehicles are available. Please make yourself known the nearest steward when you arrive.

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

DISABLED SUPPORTERS

To ensure smooth and speedy departure, supporters will be allocated to coaches on a first come first served basis.

Supporters with accessibility needs will … TBC

TRAINS

East Midlands Railway (EMR) advise that travel to Wembley via train is expected to be extremely busy, with a number of services set to be full and standing.

EMR advise they will try to increase the capacity on board their train services and also recommend travelling via Kettering for the EMR Connect services into London St. Pancras. These services operate every 30 minutes.

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

NO ON-STREET DRINKING

Supporters are advised that Olympic Way and surrounding areas are no street-drinking zones, as part of the current Public Space Protection Order- see here for more information.

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

The ban on street drinking in public 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 with fans being required to hand over their alcoholic drinks or face a £100 fine.

FLAGS

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

On Level 5 of the stadium, flags more than 200cm x 100cm will not be allowed entry in to the stadium. Any flags greater in length than this will not be permitted.

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

AUDIO DESCRIPTIVE COMMENTARY SERVICE

Supporters requiring Audio Descriptive Commentary can pick up a receiver on arrival at the stadium from one of the following Information Booths located closest to your seat:

Level 1 seats (your block number starts with 1)

  • Information Booth at Block 108
  • Information Booth at Block 137
  • Information Booth at Gate G
  • Information Booth at Gate H

 

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

  • Member Services Booth at 242
  • Member Services Booth at 212

Level 5 seats (your block number starts with 5)

  • Information Booth at 514
  • Information Booth at 539

Please note that Wembley do not take advance reservations for headsets.

PYROTECHNICS

In recent months, there has been a disturbing increase in the use of pyrotechnics, flares and smoke devices in stadiums around the country. Using these devices inside a football stadium is a criminal offence that will lead to police action, prosecution and football bans.

Pyrotechnics and flares can cause serious injuries to carriers, fellow spectators, players and security staff. We have also seen a number of incidents that have resulted in people experiencing breathing difficulties, distress and discomfort.

Security checks will be made before and during the match and action will be taken against anyone identified to be breaching Wembley Stadium rules, with bans also enforced by Nottingham Forest.

Please help ensure the safety or yourself and fellow supporters by not bringing any form of pyrotechnic to the match on Sunday. Detection dogs will be operating.

PITCH INCURSIONS

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 vital that those playing the game can do so safe in the knowledge that they will not be subjected to violent, threatening or anti-social behaviour.

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

TV & STREAMING COVERAGE

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

The match will also be broadcast live across most international countries outside of the UK and Ireland. This means that supporters living abroad can likely find the match available via your local broadcaster – click here to see list.

Supporters 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 purchase a pass.

AUDIO COVERAGE

All supporters worldwide 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 broadcast with Colin Fray and Steve Hodge. Click here to buy.

If any supporters experience issues with the video or audio streams, please contact foresttvsupport@streamamg.com for support.

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