The FA Cup semi-finals are only held at Wembley for one reason: money

FA Cup final
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Gamemakers will tell you that just like the final, FA Cup semi-finals are all about the fans. That honouring both sides with 45,000 tickets each and another trip to Football Mecca makes everyone a winner.

When the taxpayers first shelled out for Britain’s national stadium, I could understand that necessity to milk every drop.

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Mark White
Content Editor

Mark White has been at on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, first as a staff writer before becoming content editor in 2023. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also represented FFT at both FA Cup and League Cup finals (though didn't receive a winners' medal on either occasion) and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He has written cover features for the mag on Mikel Arteta and Martin Odegaard, and is assisted by his cat, Rosie, who has interned for the brand since lockdown.