Papa Johns Trophy Final: Support Information

Today promises to be a special day in Wanderers’ recent history and we want supporters to enjoy it to the full.

Hopefully the information below will help fans plan their day and be aware of what to expect en route and in and around Wembley Stadium on match day as Wanderers face Plymouth Argyle in the final of the Papa Johns Trophy.

Travel advice

A total of 72 supporter coaches will set off from the University of Bolton Stadium to Wembley on Sunday morning.

Coaches will start leaving from Car Park E a(North Stand End of the Stadium) from 5.00am.

It is anticipated that the final coach will leave at approximately 7.00am.

The Wanderers Fan Zone will be open from 5.00am – 7.00am on the morning of departure, serving hot drinks and sandwiches for travelling supporters, with Wembley merchandise also available to buy.

Further information for those travelling by coach can be found HERE

By Rail

If travelling by train, Avanti West Coast suggest the best choice is to travel from Manchester Piccadilly.

The first service on Sunday is due to leave at 0805, with a second at 0820.  Later services that get fans to London in good time leave at 0920, 1020 and 1035. Journey times are slightly extended as a result of engineering works.

There is an option to travel via Wigan but only the 0912 service would get fans to London in good time.

All those travelling by rail should plan to arrive at Wembley stations no later than one hour prior to kick-off, to allow sufficient time to walk to and enter the stadium.

The last train back after the game departs London at 2012, but fans are encouraged to head back to Euston as quickly as possible after the match and potential presentation to avoid the last service.

Please allow for longer journey times from Wembley Stadium to London mainline stations due to crowd safety controls for safe station access.

Please check the National Rail Enquiries and TfL websites on event day for real-time travel information and status updates.

London Underground

Wembley Stadium benefits from easy access to three rail / London Underground stations. These are:

  • Wembley Stadium station
  • Wembley Central station
  • Wembley Park station

By Car

Event day parking at Wembley Stadium is sold out.


Wanderers will have a superb following of around 34,000 fans behind them at Wembley.

Tickets are still available and can now be bought up until kick off with details of how to purchase HERE

Anyone without a ticket should not travel to the game.

Fans with tickets are advised to check they are seated in the appropriate area of the stadium. Any supporter who is identified in opposition areas will be ejected from the stadium for breaching the FA’s ground regulations and be subject to each club’s own sanctions process.

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Bars and restaurants

Wanderers' fans have been allocated a number of pubs, bars and restaurants around Wembley to use ahead of kick-off.

For a list of designated venues and contact details to book, go HERE

Fan Zones

Both teams have dedicated Fan Zone areas where supporters have the chance to join fellow fans to enjoy a drink, including alcohol, food and a DJ. They are an ideal place to soak up the pre-match party atmosphere.

The Bolton Fan Zone is located on the East Concourse area of the stadium.  The fan zones will be open from 11.00 and stop serving alcohol one hour before kick-off (15.00).

Supporters will need to present a valid stadium ticket to enter either area which have limited capacities. The stadium’s bag policy (see further down) also applies to anyone visiting the fan zone.

Food and drink

Wembley Stadium offers an extensive range of food and drinks inside the stadium – more information is available here.

Stay up to date with all of the latest matchday information by following @wembleystadium on Twitter.

No-street-drinking zone

Since 2022 Brent Council, and its partners, have enforced a no-street-drinking zone on Olympic Way and the surrounding area for ALL events at Wembley Stadium. This is part of the current Public Space Order Protection (PSPO) in place around the stadium on event days. More information on the order can be found here.

As part of the PSPO, shops and off-licences around Wembley Stadium are also banned from selling alcohol on match days.

Fans caught drinking on Olympic Way and the surrounding streets ahead of the Papa Johns final will be asked to hand over their alcohol and enforcement action may be considered.


The use of pyrotechnics, flares and smoke devices inside or outside Wembley Stadium is illegal and prohibited. Anyone caught carrying or using pyrotechnical equipment inside the stadium will be immediately ejected from the stadium, banned from future events and dealt with by police.

Those caught using pyrotechnic equipment anywhere outside of the stadium will be in breach of the PSPO order and face enforcement action.

Restricted bag policy

Wembley Stadium operates a restricted bag policy. Each person can only bring one small bag into the stadium, and it must not be bigger than A4 size:

Height – 297mm (11.7 inches) - Width – 210mm (8.27 inches) - Depth – 210mm (8.27 inches)

Please note, this means the overall bag size – bags that are half-full and folded over to reduce their size will not be accepted. Anyone carrying bags that do not meet the criteria above will not be allowed into the stadium. A full list of prohibited items can be found here.

Stadium access

Hospitality (Club Wembley) turnstiles will open three hours before kick-off and general admission turnstiles will open two hours before kick-off. Please arrive early at the stadium to allow enough time for necessary security checks, including enhanced searches and bag checks.

Children (14 years and under) must be accompanied by an adult. Children under the age of two will not be permitted into the stadium.

Disabled supporters

Wembley Stadium is a welcoming and inclusive venue for all guests with access requirements. There are 310 places for wheelchair users, each with a personal assistant/companion seat. The stadium also provides a range of services for guests with specialist access requirements including a shuttle service from Wembley Park Station. More information can be found here.

Persistent standing

Persistent standing during a match at Wembley Stadium is strictly forbidden (unless with a ticket for the safe standing area) and may result in ejection from the ground. Persistent standing not only compromises crowd safety, but also affects the matchday experience of fellow spectators, especially children and elderly people.

Anti-social and discriminatory behaviour

Wembley Stadium operates a zero-tolerance policy on any form of anti-social and discriminatory behaviour. If you witness any anti-social or discriminatory behaviour on the day, text HELP to 66566 or contact your nearest steward.

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