The FA Cup remains one of the world’s most revered sporting competitions. This year’s final promises to be a doozy: with Liverpool on the cusp of an unprecedented Quadruple and Chelsea on the cusp of liquidation.
Will the Reds claim their second trophy of the season? Will the Blues claim the last trophy in their history? Neither side will be short of motivation.
You could join the millions watching around the world, or the 90,000 watching in the stadium. But what not treat yourself to something a bit special? Why not join the club – Club Wembley, that is. More fun than a nightclub, more exclusive than a members’ club, and showing considerably more sport than both of them.
You’ll want the Bobby Moore membership – why settle for less? (Or the Phil Jagielka membership, as it’s likely known.) Benefits include a four-course pre-game menu, unlimited champagne (go easy), plenty of pre and post match entertainment – think live music, ex-footballers – and among the best seats in the house.
First, the menu. Starters included Cured Trout with Coriander, Pressed Duck Terrine with Prunes and Sloe Gin; for your mains, choose between lamb chop, baked Atlantic salmon or vegetarian hotpot. Four courses of serious food. We’re a long, long way from the halftime pukka pies. Although there are pies at halftime: mini gourmet ones. Mmm.
The seats are superb: you’re literally metres from the dugout, directly below the super VIP in the stand above. Hello Gareth Southgate. Simultaneously epic yet intimate: Wembley looms all around you yet you can hear shouts on the pitch. If a player sneezes – and they will – you’ll notice it.
We attended the recent FA Cup Semi Final between Chelsea and Crystal Palace. As my friend and I are Palace fans, I can’t offer higher praise than to say the Bobby Moore experience almost compensated for the result. Plus we had a wonderful view of both Chelsea goals. Which was nice.
As well as a cracking day at the football (even if it ends in defeat), Bobby Moore members can enjoy priority tickets to other Wembley events – boxing, concerts, NFL – and exclusive invitations throughout the calendar. Absolutely top corner stuff.
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For more info, see Bobby Moore