It didn't take long to say 'Yes.'
"The only thing is that all the lads have to take time off," said Ward, a 60-year-old Everton fan. "At that stage I couldn't tell them why we were moving the game.
"Suddenly the players and officials have a chance to make their own history and join their predecessors."
Wembley groundsman Tony Stones will combine with the Palace's gardeners to get the pitch ready, the FA said.
It won't be the first time a sporting event has been played at the British institution and tourist hotspot -- a charity tennis event featuring John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg was held in 2000.
With a day to go before the game, don't be surprised if several of the players expected to participate take it easy in training to avoid getting hurt and missing what could be classified as their biggest Cup final.
"The potential inevitability might be not wanting to get injured, and there are players on the periphery definitely wanting to try to force their way into the team," said Cameron. "But I think that can only be good for the squad.
"We realize it's a special fixture but we can't get carried away and that's why we have to train hard, take it like any other game. I'm sounding like a Premier League manager but it's absolutely true."
It won't be like any other game, though.