Meanwhile, the mayor of Manchester and Liverpool have turned on to demand a relocation to the North West from the English Football Association (Fa), where both clubs are located.
Background is the failure of train connections to London at Cup weekend 16./17. April. Because of several years of planned track work over Easter, there are neither between Manchester and London nor between Liverpool and London, which is complicated to the game for the fans of both teams. Despite complaints of the followers of both clubs, the FA first held to Wembley as a venue.
“Without fast, direct trains, many people will not have any other option to drive as a car, fly to make excessively complex train travel or book an overnight stay,” wrote Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, and Liverpools mayor Steve Rotheram on Tuesday In a common letter and warned against excessive costs and impact on the environment. The game should take place in a stadium that is easier to reach.
In the other semi-finals meet the club world champion FC Chelsea and Crystal Palace. Since both clubs come from London, there are no arrival problems for most fans in the game.