Chelsea fans travelling to tonight’s Carabao Cup semi-final first leg against Tottenham at Wembley Stadium may benefit from reading the following pre-match information.
As at our league game in November, supporters are advised to enter the stadium early (at least 60 minutes before kick-off) to allow for security arrangements and Wembley’s new bag policy.
Chelsea’s allocation for the semi-final first leg is just under 5,000, with blocks 112-119 allocated to away supporters. Those attending should read the below information, designed to help everybody enjoy the evening in a safe and secure environment.
Wembley introduced their new ‘Restricted Bag Policy’ in November, which applies to all fixtures at the venue.
Fans are encouraged to read the following information carefully ahead of attending Tuesday’s game.
In summary, all ticket holders are prohibited from bringing a bag into the stadium unless it adheres to the Wembley Stadium regulations outlined as follows:
• Bags to be no larger than A4 in size
• Height 297mm (11.7 inches)
• Width 210mm (8.27 inches)
• Depth 210mm (8.27 inches)
Rucksacks and laptop bags are no longer permitted.
Fans carrying bags that do not meet the criteria WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ENTRY. The approved criteria is in reference to the dimensions of the bag itself - bags that are half full and folded to reduce overall size will not be accepted.
Wembley has a 100 per cent searching process, including search dogs for pyrotechnics, and they do not compromise this if queues start to form. The turnstiles will open at approximately 4pm ahead of the 5.30pm kick-off on Saturday.
Bags will be checked at an outer cordon and a bag gauge will be used for any dispute on size.
Fans can also use left luggage facilities at Liverpool Street, Kings Cross, Paddington or Euston Stations but should be aware that there were some extended queuing times to collect bags post-match following recent England internationals.
This bag policy affects all ticket holders including hospitality guests, box holders, board members and players/family and friends who enter the building through the main entrances or turnstiles with a ticket.
- Click for further info on the bag policy
- Click for a video showing the policy
If for any reason (medical) you require a bag that does not adhere to this policy, please contact Wembley prior to matchday by CLICKING HERE. You will be issued with a certificate representing your right to take those items into the stadium. You will need to produce this certificate at the outer security cordon. Your bag will be searched and may be subject to an x-ray scan before entering the venue.
The local pubs and bars that are designated for visiting fans are the Green Man on Dagmar Avenue, Wembley which can accommodate up to 3,000 fans. Alcohol will be served in the away concourse from stadium opening through to 15 minutes prior to kick-off and again at half-time.
Car parking is available in the Yellow car parks (cars or coaches) and can be booked here. Select the Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea section. Any coaches may be redirected to alternative parking facilities due to areas undergoing redevelopment – this will be advised by the Wembley Park operator at the time of booking. Cars are charged at £40 per vehicle and £15 for Blue Badge parking, coaches are £90.
Any visiting supporters tickets due to be collected at the stadium will be available to collect with ID from the East Ticket Office, which opens four hours prior to kick-off.
Visiting Supporters Guide
Click here for Tottenham’s visiting supporters guide