CLASSY Manchester City will pay £35,000 to subsidize fans’ travel to FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley
The six-time winners were announced on the weekend of 16/17. Drawn against Liverpool in a blockbuster tie on April 1st.
But Network Rail’s planned technical work for the Easter weekend – which has been scheduled for two years – means there are no direct trains available from Manchester to London.
Liverpool supporters would also face travel chaos from Merseyside, which would result in the game being played at Old Trafford instead.
If the game goes ahead on Saturday – which seems most likely – the last train home for Liverpool fans will be at 7.35pm – just minutes after the full-time whistle blew.
However, the FA insist it will take place at Wembley as planned.
Now City have confirmed they have initially secured 50 coaches to help with transport to and from Manchester on match day.
Club State prices for a seat on one of the buses are £40 per person.
SunSport understand the reigning Premier League champions will come up with £35,000 to cover the costs.
However, fans remain furious with the decision to keep the game at Wembley.
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Kevin Parker, from Man City Official Fan Club, said: “No one is surprised. The FA will have known this was going to be a problem and yet have done nothing about it.
“They could have made arrangements to play that game at Old Trafford. But for them it’s all about the money, not the City or Liverpool fans.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/4965129/man-city-pay-fans-travel-fa-cup-wembley/ Manchester City announce they will pay £35,000 to travel fans to the FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool at Wembley Stadium