FA Cup To Have Own Day In Football Calendar In 2013-14 Season

FA Cup To Have Own Day In Football Calendar In 2013-14 Season

The FA Cup final will have its own day on the football calendar again this season.

FA Cup To Have Own Day In Football Calendar In 2013-14 Season

This season's showpiece will take place at Wembley on Saturday 17 May - one week after the end of the Premier League season.

Over the last two seasons the game has been forced to share the spotlight with a weekend programme of Premier League matches.

And last month, Wigan's euphoria at beating Manchester City was quickly replaced by the desolation of relegation.

Alex Horne, The FA's General Secretary, said: "We're well aware that fans and media have been calling for The FA Cup Final to have a day to itself and we're delighted that this is going to happen for 2014.

"It's the first time we've managed to get the FA Cup Final a stand-alone date since Chelsea v Portsmouth in 2010 but there have been various reasons for that, not least the two UEFA Champions League Finals at Wembley Stadium which have been fantastic occasions and required huge resources and a massive build up time behind the scenes."

Next season's FA Cup competition has 737 entries and will start on 17 August with the Extra Preliminary Round.

A kick-off time for The FA Cup Final will be confirmed at a later date.

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