Seeking to restore the allure of the FA Cup, English football is looking to American sport to see how some glitz can be added to the final of world football's oldest domestic cup competition.

Once the main event in the English football calendar and a must-see TV event globally, some of the cup's appeal has been lost as the more lucrative Premier League and Champions League appear to be outshining the 140-year competition.

Wembley Stadium has staged NFL regular season games for five years, giving a glimpse of how the FA Cup final could be spiced up with more entertainment and glamor there.

FA General Secretary Alex Horne says ''we can make something more of the day of the final,'' highlighting how ''we can learn from ... the NFL events.''