Get ready for the FA Community Shield 2024 with all the essential information on the date, time, schedule, participating teams, and how to secure your spot at this exciting event.

The start of the English football season is just around the corner with the iconic 'curtain raiser' event, the FA Community Shield, set to take place this summer.

Despite the waning prestige of claiming the trophy in recent times, the event still holds significant importance in the football calendar. For players, it offers a coveted opportunity to showcase their skills at the renowned 'Home of Football'.

Discover which top clubs will battle for supremacy, as well as the scheduled date and kick-off time. Immerse yourself in the rich tradition of this prestigious competition, which sees the previous season's Premier League and FA Cup winners clash in a high-stakes showdown.

And don't miss your chance to be part of this historic event by securing premium seats at Wembley Stadium. Read on to find out the all-important details.

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What qualifies a team to play in the Community Shield?

The Community Shield is a decisive winner-takes-all showdown that traditionally kicks off the Premier League and English Football League seasons.

Originating back in 1908, this prestigious competition brings together the Premier League champions and FA Cup winners.

In the unique scenario where the Premier League titleholders also clinch the FA Cup, the runners-up from the league step into battle for glory in this historic event.

What club has the highest Community Shield wins?

Manchester United is the most successful team in Community Shield history, having won the competition a record-breaking 21 times.

Is the Community Shield a major trophy in England?

Although not classified as a major trophy, the Community Shield holds a special place as a spectacle that has cemented its significance in English football.

This annual showdown serves as a ceremonial start to the season, bringing together the winners of the previous season's top competitions in a high-stakes clash that sets the tone for the upcoming football campaign.

Is the Charity Shield the same as the Community Shield?

The Community Shield was formerly known as the Charity Shield when it was first played in 1908.

The competition was renamed the Community Shield in 2002 when the Charity Commission found that the Football Association had failed to meet its legal obligations under charity law.  

What date is the Community Shield 2024?

The 2024 Community Shield will take place on Saturday 10th August and will kick off at 3 pm.

Where is the Community Shield played?

Since 1974, the Community Shield has taken place at either the original or the new Wembley Stadiums, both hallowed grounds representing the epitome of English football.

Only on a few occasions, a select few matches have been hosted elsewhere.

Who will play in the Community Shield 2024?

In this year's edition of the Community Shield, football fans can look forward to an exciting Manchester derby as Man United and Man City go head-to-head at the iconic Wembley Stadium.

While The Red Devils have displayed dominance in this competition, winning it numerous times, Erik ten Hag's side will be determined to clinch the trophy in 2024. Their last Community Shield triumph dates back to 2016, when Jose Mourinho was at the helm.

The Sky Blues have accumulated six Community Shield victories, all as outright champions, with their most recent triumph occurring in 2019. The clash between these two Manchester giants promises to be an intensely contested battle.

What happens if you win the Community Shield?

The winner will be awarded the prestigious Community Shield trophy. While there is no prize money involved for the participating clubs, the event serves as a platform to raise funds for different charitable causes and support lower league teams.

Winning the Community Shield provides the team with valuable momentum that can be instrumental in boosting morale ahead of the upcoming season.

What happens if the Community Shield is a draw?

If the score remains tied at the end of the 90 minutes, the match will proceed directly to a penalty shootout, with no additional extra time being played.

How to secure your seat at the Community Shield in 2024

As an Official Ticket Agent of Wembley Stadium, Seat Unique is delighted to offer fans access to official hospitality and private box packages for the showdown against Man United and Man City.

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Get ready to kick off the season in style and witness footballing history in the making. Secure your place below!

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