Important Wembley fan info, including no street-drinking and other restriction details, plus designated pubs and fan zone

From the official Chelsea FC website:

Supporters attending our Carabao Cup final against Liverpool on Sunday should read the following information, to make the most of your day and help ensure Wembley is a safe and enjoyable environment for all…

Wembley Stadium access

The game kicks off at 3pm and general admission to the stadium will be available from 1pm. Doors for hospitality areas (Club Wembley) will open one hour earlier at 12 noon.

Please make sure you arrive at the stadium in good time to assist with security protocols, including enhanced searches and bag checks.

Children (14 years and under) must be accompanied by an adult. Children under the age of two will not be permitted into the stadium.

Please refer to your ticket for your turnstile colour zone. The quickest route to your turnstile entry point is by following the signage for the colour zone. Please ensure you enter via the correct turnstile.

The stadium provides a range of services for those with specialist access requirements including a shuttle service from Wembley Park Station. More information can be found here

Anyone without a ticket should not travel to the game.

No-street-drinking zone

Brent Council enforces a no-street-drinking zone on Olympic Way and the surrounding area for all events at Wembley Stadium.

This is part of the current Public Space Order Protection (PSOP) in place around the stadium on event days. More information on the order can be found here

Fans drinking on Olympic Way and the surrounding streets ahead of the Carabao Cup final will be asked to hand over their alcohol and enforcement action may be considered.

Supporters wanting alcohol before the game should head for the licensed bars or restaurants in the area or make their way to the dedicated fan zone outside the stadium.

Fan zone and designated pubs

Both teams have a dedicated fan zone area where supporters have the chance to join fellow fans to enjoy a drink, including alcohol, food and a DJ. They are an ideal place to soak up the pre-match party atmosphere

The Chelsea fan zone is on the west side of the stadium, near Entrance Three (shown by the red pin on the map below), and will be open from 11am. It will stop serving alcohol at 2pm, one hour before kick-off.

Supporters will need to present a valid stadium ticket to enter the area which has a limited capacity. The stadium’s bag policy (see below) also applies to anyone visiting the fan zone.

There is a list of pubs and bars in the Wembley area designated for ticket holders in the Chelsea section (west side) to enjoy a pre-match drink or meal (please book early to avoid disappointment):

Venue Address Phone number
The Green Man Dagmar Avenue, Wembley, HA9 8DF 020 8903 1441 
Crystals (Sports Bar & Aqua Lounge) 1 Popin Building, Southway, HA9 0HB 020 3576 5765
The Arch 324 Harrow Rd, Wembley , HA9 6LL 020 8127 1141
Station 31 299-303 Harrow Rd, Wembley, HA9 6BD 020 8900 0173
The Liquor Station 397A High Rd, Wembley, HA9 6AA 020 8903 0159
JJ Moons 397 High Rd, Wembley, HA9 6AA 020 8903 4923
La Regina St George’s Hotel, 43-51 Wembley Hill Rd, Wembley, HA9 8AU 020 8900 0662
Black Sheep 2 Olympic Way, Wembley Park, HA9 0GU  
Sixty Six Bar & Grill 3 South Way, Wembley, HA9 0JU 07447 098752
The Corner House 313 Harrow Road, HA9 6BA 020 3784 2021
White Horse 4 Wembley Park Blvd, Wembley Park, Wembley HA9 0HP 020 8237 8037

Restricted bag policy

Wembley Stadium operates a restricted bag policy. Each person can only bring one small bag into the stadium, and it must not be bigger than A4 size:

height – 297mm (11.7 inches) – width – 210mm (8.27 inches) – depth – 210mm (8.27 inches)

Please note, this applies to the overall bag size. Bags that are half-full and folded over to reduce their size will not be accepted. Anyone carrying bags that do not meet the criteria above will not be allowed into the stadium.


The use of pyrotechnics, flares and smoke devices inside or outside Wembley Stadium is illegal and prohibited. Anyone caught carrying or using pyrotechnical equipment inside the stadium will be immediately ejected from the stadium, banned from future events and dealt with by police.

Those caught using pyrotechnic equipment anywhere outside of the stadium will be in breach of the PSPO order and face enforcement action. More information here

Keeping support positive

Chelsea Football Club very much looks forward to the team receiving passionate and noisy support for what promises to be a great occasion – a cup final which continues the great rivalry between these two clubs.

We ask for this support to remain respectful and positive at all times inside and around the stadium, as well as on transport to and from the match.

Supporters are reminded that this season there has been the introduction of a series of new measures to address an unacceptable rise in anti-social behaviour involving football tragedy-related chanting, gesturing, graffiti, online abuse and other behaviours.

The issues have continued to cause significant distress to the victims’ families, survivors and affected club supporters, in addition to damaging the reputation of the clubs involved and football in England and Wales.

The new measures mean people who are found to have committed offences face stadium bans and potential criminal prosecution. This applies to abuse occurring in stadiums or online.

Chelsea Football Club believes hateful chanting has no place in football.

Wembley Stadium operates a zero-tolerance policy on any form of anti-social and discriminatory behaviour. If you witness any anti-social or discriminatory behaviour on the day, text HELP to 66566 or contact your nearest steward.

Persistent standing

Persistent standing during a match at Wembley Stadium is strictly forbidden (unless with a ticket for the safe-standing area) and may result in ejection from the ground. Persistent standing not only compromises crowd safety, but also affects the matchday experience for fellow spectators, especially children and elderly people.

Visually-impaired supporters

Wembley Stadium operates a free-of-charge system for personal commentary receivers and either a headset or a mini-induction loop, so commentary is available. These can be used anywhere within the seating bowl and can be collected from one of Wembley’s information booths on the internal concourse on the day of the match.

Cup final scarves

A special Carabao Cup final scarf is available in the Megastore at Stamford Bridge and from our online store, where other match essentials can also be ordered.

Food and drink

Wembley Stadium offers an extensive range of food and drink options inside the stadium – more information is available here

New for 2024 – On level one the stadium has introduced a new frictionless Tap Bar, allowing refreshments to be accessed quicker and more conveniently. The bar deploys the latest technology to enable customers to simply tap their card on entry, pick up what they need and then walk out – without the need to queue or pay at a dedicated paypoint.

Travel advice

Wembley Stadium benefits from easy access to three rail/London Underground stations. These are:

  • Wembley Stadium station
  • Wembley Central station
  • Wembley Park station

Supporters are encouraged to plan their journeys in advance to avoid disappointment or delay to their travel. All those travelling by rail should plan to arrive at Wembley stations no later than one hour prior to kick-off, to allow sufficient time to walk to and enter the stadium.

Post-match, fans are asked to leave the ground promptly and avoid opting for the last train of the day. Please allow for longer journey times from Wembley Stadium to London Euston station due to crowd safety controls for safe station access.

Please check the National Rail Enquiries and TfL websites to plan your travel in advance and to be notified of real-time travel information and status updates on match day.





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