• The first pair of Emirates FA Cup Final tickets is set to be given away 200 days before The Final on May 27th 2017
• Ahead of this weekend’s First Round fixtures, fans encouraged to share video clips of their match day adventures using #CupStory
• Fans to vote for the winner on Wednesday 9 November 2016 – 28 weeks before the showcase event at Wembley Stadium connected by EE
From Eastleigh to Blackpool and Merstham to Taunton, this weekend The Emirates FA Cup adventure returns to the terraces. Fans attending one of the 40 First Round ties will be in with the chance to get their hands on the first pair of Emirates FA Cup Final tickets, numbered 00001 and 00002.
To win the first printed tickets to the Final, fans are being encouraged to share their First Round match day adventures using the hashtag, #CupStory. The best video clip or image – as voted for by the fans – will win the special prize 200 days before The Emirates FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium on 27 May 2017.
Fans wanting to enter can share their adventure videos across 14 different social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, and can enter more than once.
The Emirates FA Cup has already seen 612 Extra Preliminary Round ties take place and The FA is calling on fans throughout the rest of the competition to get involved and show them the fans’ Emirates FA Cup adventure.
Lucy Roberts-Hartley, Senior Brand Manager for The Emirates FA Cup said; “First Round is a special time for football fans, pitting the likes of Ryman League Premier Division Merstham against League One’s Oxford United offers great drama on the pitch, but what we’re interested in is seeing the fans’ adventure at matches like this.”
We want to see what The Emirates FA Cup means to the fans, everything from the pre-match build up, demonstrating their passion and pride in supporting their team and jubilation or dejection on their journey home.
These are all emotions and experiences that make The Emirates FA Cup the competition that it is, and we can’t wait to see a varied collection of match day stories from fans from the First Round through the Final on 27 May.”
The Emirates FA Cup official Twitter channel, @EmiratesFACup will host the videos on Wednesday 9 November with fans getting to vote for their winner.
Throughout the rest of the competition, The FA will be giving away prizes after each round for the best video shared using #CupStory.
For more information on this season’s Emirates FA Cup adventure, visit TheFA.com/TheEmiratesFACup.