Update on the Buildbase FA Vase Competitions

Thu 11th March 2021 | Buildbase FA Vase
By Gary Langley

The FA have this evening release the following statement about the recommencement of the 2020-2021 Buildbase FA Vase Competition as well as clarification on the completion of last seasons Finals.

Update on the Buildbase FA Trophy and Buildbase FA Vase

The FA are pleased to announce a revised date for the 2019-20 Buildbase FA Trophy and Buildbase FA Vase Finals, the re-start schedule for the 2020-21 Buildbase FA Vase and a date for the 2020-21 Buildbase FA Trophy and Buildbase FA Vase Finals.

The 2019-20 Buildbase FA Trophy and Buildbase FA Vase Finals, due to take place on Sunday 27 September 2020, were unfortunately postponed following updated COVID-19 restrictions from the UK Government. The Finals, which sit under the banner of The FA’s Non-League Finals Day, will now take place at Wembley Stadium connected by EE on Monday 3 May 2021. Despite our best efforts to accommodate limited spectators, a suitable date was sadly not available and both the Buildbase FA Vase Final between Consett and Hebburn Town and Buildbase FA Trophy Final featuring Harrogate Town and Concord Rangers will be played behind closed doors.

The 2020-21 Buildbase FA Vase will re-start with outstanding matches in the Third Round Proper on Saturday 10 April 2021 and the competition’s full schedule is as follows:  

  • Third Round Proper – Saturday 10 April 2021
  • Fourth Round Proper – Saturday 17 April 2021
  • Fifth Round Proper – Saturday 24 April 2021
  • Sixth Round Proper – Saturday 1 May 2021
  • Semi Finals – Saturday 8 May 2021
  • Final – Saturday 22 May 2021

The 2020-21 Buildbase FA Trophy Semi Finals are scheduled for Saturday 27 March 2021 and further details can be viewed here.

The FA’s 2020-21 Non-League Finals Day featuring both the Buildbase FA Trophy and Buildbase FA Vase Finals will be held at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 22 May 2021 with limited spectators in line with the UK Government’s ‘roadmap out of lockdown’ and further information will be provided at the earliest opportunity. 

The four Finals will be broadcast live by BT Sport with respective kick off times and further details to be announced in due course.

We will continue to monitor the national COVID-19 situation alongside the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and would also like to thank the remaining clubs in these competitions and their supporters for being patient and understanding during this challenging time.

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