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Community Shield 2012 - Manchester City v Chelsea FC

Manchester City v Chelsea Tickets Community Shield 12 Aug 2012 14:00 Villa Park Birmingham, United Kingdom

This year Wembley Stadium is being used for the previous day's Olympic Games football final, so the clash will occur in the Midlands for the traditional pre-season competition between Premier League champions Manchester City and FA Cup winners Chelsea.

"All football fans will know that Villa Park is an iconic stadium with wonderful facilities and a rich heritage of staging England internationals, FA Cup semi-finals and big-occasion games," said Villa chief executive Paul Faulkner.

"We're proud of our pitch - the best in the country - and we are confident that Villa Park will provide a great stage. It's a real honour for the club. It remains one of the most prestigious fixtures in the football calendar."

FA general secretary Alex Horne added: "Villa Park is one of English football's most iconic grounds and has a wonderful tradition of hosting some of the game's biggest matches, including 16 England internationals and 55 FA Cup semi-finals."

This year will be 90th contest for the Shield. Manchester United have the most outright wins in the history of the competition, having lifted it 15 times.

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Manchester City v Chelsea Tickets Community Shield 12 Aug 2012 14:00 Villa Park Birmingham, United Kingdom