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29 May 2023

Club News


29 May 2023

After 24 away games in Sky Bet League One this season, we face our final trip on the road of the campaign on Monday - at the home of English football.

Winning ten on the road and losing just six times, Michael Duff's men have proven their mettle on their travels in League One.

This impressive form has been a large contributing factor to the Reds reaching Monday's showpiece Play-Off Final with South Yorkshire neighbours, Sheffield Wednesday.

For all Barnsley fans making the journey to Wembley, the following piece should provide more information to help enjoy your day in the capital!

Wembley Stadium

Following the demolition of the iconic Old Wembley and its twin towers, the new Wembley opened in 2007. With 90,000 seats, it’s the largest sports venue in the UK and the second-largest stadium in Europe.

It's our fourth trip to the home of English football, the first coming in 2008, a narrow 1-0 defeat to Cardiff City in the FA Cup semi-final. We waited eight years for our next trip, a Johnstone's Paint Trophy final victory over Oxford United on a spring Sunday afternoon. Much like London buses, two appearances came in as many months, as we took on Millwall in the League One Play-Off Final. Goals from Ashley Fletcher, Adam Hammill and Lloyd Isgrove secured a return to the Sky Bet Championship for Paul Heckingbottom's side.



Any Reds fans without a ticket should not travel to any of the games. All tickets are strictly non-transferable and are not available to distribute to other supporters.

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.

The Reds are based in the West end at Wembley.

How to get there

By Car

Car Parking

Wembley advise that only official stadium parking must be used, which must be booked in advance.

By train

There are three stations serving Wembley Stadium. Whichever one you’re arriving at, click below for real-time information:

Wembley Park Station (London Underground Jubilee and Metropolitan lines)
Wembley Stadium Station (Chiltern Railways)
Wembley Central Station (London Underground Bakerloo line, London Overground, London Midland and Southern lines

Step-free access and low-level ticket machines are available at all three stations. However, Wembley Central Station is step-free from street to platform, but not from platform to train.

Looking for the latest train times and fares? Just visit National Rail Enquiries or call 0871 200 4950.

By bus

Wembley is well served by local buses, including the 18/N18, 83/N83, 92, 182, 206, 223, 297 and 483 serving routes across North West London and to and from Central London. 

To make life easier, you can pay for your bus fare with an Oyster card, Visitor Oyster card, Travelcard or UK-issued contactless payment card. Just touch one of these on the card reader as you get on . 

Fan zone

The West Fan Zone will house Reds fans at Wembley in the build-up to kick-off. Open from 11am, soak up the atmosphere with fellow Barnsley fans. It will close at 2:30pm and stop serving alcohol at 2pm. 

To enter, you will need to a show a valid match ticket as there are limited capacities.


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.

The following measures will be in place to prevent the use of pyrotechnic equipment at Wembley Stadium.

  • Additional bag searches
  • Additional patrols with dogs trained to sniff out pyrotechnic material
  • Enhanced CCTV within the stadium and external concourses
  • Enhanced staff training to spot and deal with potential flares/pyro use
  • Working with the local authorities and Metropolitan Police to ensure enforcement action is taken both inside and outside the stadium

Stadium access

General admission turnstiles open at 1pm. Wembley advise that supporters arrive in plenty of time to allow for necessary security checks which include enhanced searches and bag checks.

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

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.

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.

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

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 (PSP) 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 Carabao Cup final will be asked to hand over their alcohol and enforcement action may be considered.

Supporters wanting alcohol before the game should head for the licensed bars or restaurants in the area or make their way to the dedicated fan zones outside the stadium.



The gaffer's preview


"If you look at the betting odds we'll be the underdogs. It's not me trying to create a narrative. They are the facts. They finished on 96 points. God knows how many goals they've scored, loads of clean sheets, 23 games unbeaten. Look what they've done after the first leg. But, they're in a one-off game with us now. The positive is that we know we can hurt them. I've said it before, going into the play-off games people talking about momentum - that didn't worry me. I've seen my team train and work every day. We think we know what we're going to get, hopefully someone can step up and be the hero."

Opposition view


"I've known Duffers a little while now. Am I surprised at the work he's done there? No. He's meticulous and understands the game. He's very astute in how he sets his team up, understanding the strengths and weaknesses of his team. He's done a magnificent job to steady the ship there and give the whole place belief. Credit to him."

We wish all Barnsley FC supporters making the journey to Wembley Stadium a safe journey and an enjoyable matchday experience.

Get behind the Reds as we look to finish the 22/23 campaign in style. You Reds!


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