Come and watch this great match between two of the best football teams in the UK, as they fight to win the FA Community Shield Cup. This is an annual match between the Premier League Champions and the current holders of the FA Cup. In the case that the Premier League champions also won the FA Cup, the runners-up of the Premier League will have the chance to contend the community shield. Be part of this great football match and get your Community Shield 2016 tickets here!
The Community Shield may be seen as slightly less prestigious than the Premier League, FA Cup or the League Cup, however, the match remains a fun and exciting game to watch and every year thousands of football fans flock to the Wembley Stadium to see a match that'll sate their collective football thirst in August. Whether you want to support your team, or you simply want to experience a nail-biting match, you have definitely come to the right place, so purchase your Community Shield tickets here!
Community Shield 2017
This year's Community Shield match will be a repeat of the 2017 FA Cup final, as rival London clubs, Arsenal and Chelsea clash on Sunday, 6 August. Chelsea are the reigning Premier League champions and Arsenal are the FA Cup holders. The Gunners fans will be allocated in the East End of Wembley Stadium, while the Blues fans will sit in the West End. It will be a great gauge to see how both teams have come through pre-season and how their new signings are settling in.
Community Shield's London beginnings and onwards
Originally referred to as the Football Association Charity Shield back in 1898, the Community Shield was originally set up to replace the Sheriff of London Charity Shield, a match annually played between the leading amateur clubs. As you can imagine throughout its 100-year history, the Community Shield has gone through a number of format revisions, however, considering the match's origins, the spirit of amateurs v professionals has continued to this day! Much like its participants, when the Community Shield takes place has also varied over the years. The fixture was moved to the start of the season back in the seventies, and after the formation of the Premier League the community Shield's idea to pit Premier League winners against FA Cup winners has been the reason tens of thousands of fans continue to buy their Community Shield tickets!
The FA Community Shield goes towards great causes, as the proceeds from the game are distributed to charities and community-based projects around the country. The match provides a great opportunity to see top-class teams compete against each other. The current Community Shield Cup holders are Manchester United, who beat Leicester 2-1 last year. Be there to experience this great match and purchase your Community Shield tickets now!