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.