Welcome to our 2016 FA Cup Final info page. The most useful information about the FA Cup final can be found here, from kick-off times, live streaming options, TV coverage, links to historic FA Cup final stats and lots more.
As well as silverware for the winners, a spot in the 2016/17 Europa League is up for grabs for the FA Cup winner as well as entry into next season’s domestic opener, the FA Community Shield, against Leicester City who won the 2015/16 Premier League.
Manchester United and Crystal Palace are both gearing up for the most important match of their respective seasons, with the FA Cup final – the final of the oldest cup competition in football – a huge occasion for fans and players alike.
The match, which will be the 135th final of the FA Cup, will be a repeat of the 1990 FA Cup Final in which Manchester United beat Crystal Palace 1-0 in a replay after the first tie ended in a 3-3 draw. It will be Palace’s second ever FA Cup final berth and Manchester United’s eighteenth, with the Red Devils having won the trophy eleven times – just one less win than Arsenal, the most successful team in the history of the competition.
United’s last FA Cup Final victory came in 2004 when they defeated First Division side Millwall 3-0.
Crystal Palace vs Manchester United
Date: May 21st 2016
Venue: Wembley Stadium, London (90,000 capacity)
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
Kickoff Time: 17:30 GMT (13:30 ET)
2016 FA Cup Tickets:
More than 57,000 tickets have been afforded to both finalists to allocate to their respective fans this year. This represents a significant increase in designated tickets, with many complaining about the number of seats reserved for the wider footballing community in past finals rather than them being made available for fans.
Due to overwhelming demand, Manchester United conducted a first phase ballot for tickets. This has now been completed, with only season ticket holders who have purchased tickets to all ten home FA Cup games this season successful.
A second ballot took place on May 11th and has been completed.
Crystal Palace have also completed their own ticket sales, with the Football Association now warning fans against purchasing tickets from other websites as all tickets have already been sold. Prices on these websites have been said to reach up to £6,400 per ticket.
2016 FA Cup: TV Channels
Viewers in the UK can watch the FA Cup Final on both BT Sport and BBC One, as well as worldwide FA partners.
Watching the 2016 FA Cup Final abroad:
France: beIN Sport
Iceland: 365 Media
Denmark: SBS Media
Belgium: Telenet & BETV
Portugal: Sport TV
Turkey: TRT & TT Net
Middle East: BeIN Sport
Mexico, Guatalemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Dominican Republic, El Salvador: Sky Mexico
Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay: ESPN
Indian Subcontinent: Sony Network
South Korea: SBS
Myanmar: Shwe Lan Thin Sky Net
Indonesia: BeIn, SCTV
Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh TV; SCTV: VSTV, VTV
Phillipines: BeIn Sport
China: GDTV, Tencent (online), Sohu (Online) PPTV (online) and Sina (online)
Armenia: Armenian Second TV Channel
Bulgaria: Nova Sport
Czech Republic: Nova Sport
Georgia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova: Setanta
Macedonia, Montenegro: Sportklub
Romania: Pro TV
Slovakia: Nova Sport
US & Caribbean: FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Soccer Plus
Canada: Rogers Sportsnet
FA Cup 2016 Live Streaming:
The website wiziwig.to is one of the most used streaming sites on the web. Showing all manner of sports, WiziWig has a dedicated football section showing every available match live. Streaming site rojadirecta.tv also has a great many streams for each individual game.
Click here for our dedicated FA Cup final streaming page, with all the information you need to watch the game online – plus a crash course in basic streaming!