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Villa Park to host FA Community Shield

Villa Park has been chosen to host The FA Community Shield.

Normally hosted at Wembley, the tournament has been moved due to the Olympics, and will be played at Aston Villa’s stadium, Villa Park, on Sunday 12 August.

“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. Once we knew the Olympic football schedule, we worked hard to secure a suitable alternative venue for The FA Community Shield 2012 and are delighted that Aston Villa have agreed to host the season’s traditional curtain raiser.”

– Alex Horne, FA General Secretary
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