What time does the FA Cup Final start in 2014? – Kick-Off Time and TV Coverage Schedule

Wembley Stadium - Photo by Jbmg40

Wembley Stadium – Photo by Jbmg40

What time does the 2014 FA Cup Final kick-off?

This years match between Arsenal and Hull City will take place on Saturday, 17 May. The FA Cup Final 2014 kick-off time for has now been officially scheduled for 5:00pm, with ITV’s coverage starting at 3:00pm.

Joining host Adrian Chiles in the studio will be pundits Roy Keane and Lee Dixon, with match commentary coming courtesy of Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend, along with pitch-side reporter Gabriel Clarke.

If your looking for alternative TV coverage, the pre-match build-up begins airing at 4:15pm over on BT Sport 1.

Arsenal will be aiming to end a trophy drought which goes right back to 2005 when they last won this competition. On their way to the final The Gunners knocked-out such big names as Spurs, Liverpool and Everton, plus current holders Wigan Athletic. Taking a somewhat easier road to Wembley, Hull City have made it to the FA Cup Final for the first time in the clubs history, having defeated just the one top-flight team, Sunderland.

The competitions rules state that unless the tournament winners have already qualified for Europe via their domestic league position (as Arsenal now have for the Champions League), whichever team lifts the cup this season will automatically win a place in the following seasons UEFA Europa League. The way the 2013/2014 Premier League season has played out with The Gunners finishing in fourth place, win or lose, Steve Bruce’s men are already guaranteed European football for the 2014/2015 campaign. So in that respect, neither team has any additional incentive for victory at Wembley.

This years final is again being sponsored by Budweiser.

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