The 2013 Tetley’s Challenge Cup final, the 112th Cup final to be staged, will see Hull FC and Wigan Warriors meet at Wembley Stadium on Saturday August 24 and tickets are on sale now priced from just £21.
The finalists were confirmed on Sunday when Hull secured their place after knocking out 2012 Challenge Cup winners Warrington Wolves in a dramatic 16-12 thriller and Rugby League fans can now book their place at Wembley direct through both clubs or via the RFL Ticket Office.
The 2013 Tetley’s Challenge Cup final kicks off at 3.00pm and will see Wigan and Hull meet in the showpiece event for the first time since 1985, when Wigan won 28-24 in what has gone down in history as one of the greatest Cup finals of all time.
“I’d like to congratulate Hull FC and Wigan Warriors on their progression to the 2013 Tetley’s Challenge Cup final for what will be an eagerly anticipated encounter,” said RFL Chief Executive Nigel Wood.
“Hull and Wigan are two teams with a rich pedigree and heritage in the Challenge Cup and part of the final build up will rightly evoke memories of the amazing 1985 final between the two sides.
“Now the players and coaches of 2013 have a chance to make history themselves and if we have a match anything like 1985 we will be in for a classic sporting contest.
“The passionate supporters of both clubs will make their presence felt at Wembley and it will be a wonderful atmosphere, not just for fans of the clubs but for the many neutral supporters who every year help to make Wembley such a special occasion for the whole sport.”
Hull FC season pass holders will be able to purchase tickets for the Tetley's Challenge Cup final from the KC Stadium retail store from 9.00am on Wednesday July 31 during a priority purchase period until Wednesday August 7. Tickets will go on general sale from 9.00am on Thursday August 8 via the KC Stadium retail store and dedicated ticket line on 01482 327 200.
Wigan Warriors shareholders and season ticket holders can purchase their Tetley’s Challenge Cup final tickets now via the Warriors Ticket hotline on 0871 6633 552 or via www.wiganwarriors.com while tickets will go on general sale via the club from 9am on Monday August 5.
Tickets for the 2013 Tetley’s Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday August 24 are priced from just £21 and fans can also purchase their tickets directly from the RFL via www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk or by calling the RFL Ticket Office on 0844 856 1113.