Villa to stage Community Shield due to Olympics

The Community Shield, the traditional curtain-raiser to the

English season, is moving to Villa Park after being forced away

from Wembley Stadium due to the Olympics.

Premier League champion Manchester City will play FA Cup winner

Chelsea on Sunday Aug. 12 at Aston Villa’s 43,000-seat ground,

hours before the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.

The final of the Olympic football tournament will be played at

Wembley the previous day.