Ahead of this weekend’s Emirates FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium has lit up its iconic arch in the colours of all of the teams that took part in the competition this season.
A total of 737 teams from Step 6 of the National League system through to the Premier League took part in the 137th edition of the world’s oldest domestic cup competition, involving over 11,000 players and resulting in over 3,000 goals.
Days before the showpiece final which will be played at Wembley Stadium connected by EE, the stadium’s arch and big screen lit up to celebrate every one of the clubs, from the 370 who started in the Extra Preliminary Round in early August through to the two Premier League finalists who will be battling it out for the trophy this weekend.
This final between Chelsea and Manchester United will take place on Saturday 19th May at 17.15. The journey for Whitstable Town ended abruptly on the first day of the season, Saturday 5th August 2017, with a 2-3 home defeat to Croydon.
A time-lapse video of the activity is available from the following link: