FA Cup, 2017

  • The final of the 136th edition of the FA Cup will be held at Wembley Stadium on 27 May 2017.
  • Manchester United are the defending champions having beaten Crystal Palace 2-1 in the 2016 final on 21 May 2016.
  • As well as the trophy, the winners will earn £1.8million from the total FA Cup prize fund of £15.132 million.
  • The domestic broadcasting rights were awarded to the BBC and BT Sport.
  • This was the second of a three-year sponsorship deal with a Dubai-based airline when the FA Cup was rebranded as the Emirates FA Cup.
  • As part of the FA's ongoing review of the competition, this was the first season that a sudden-death format was introduced from the quarter-final stage onwards. Therefore, replays were only played up to and including the 5th round.
  • In February 2017, the FA announced that the 6th round stage would now be referred to as the quarter-finals.
  • In March 2017, the International Football Association Board [IFAB] approved a two-year trial with immediate effect that would allow for a fourth substitution during the extra-time period in FA Cup ties from and including the quarter-finals onwards.