Community Shield tickets
The Community Shield, the first final of each football season
The Community Shield began as the Charity Shield back in 1908. It's always been a mouth-watering London football fixture, sometimes contested between different league winners, at other times between teams of professionals vs amateurs. The modern format emerged in 1930: an annual match between the FA Cup champions and the winners of the Premier League Football championship. Buy and sell Community Shield tickets on StubHub and get in on the action.
Football for charity and lively pub talk
All the money earned from the Community Shield match goes to charity, in keeping with the origins of the competition. The Football Association gives much of the revenue to its affiliated national charities and community organisations, with the gate takings and other revenue made at the stadium being distributed among the teams who started in the first round of that particular year's FA Cup. These in turn pass it on to local community projects. The game is played at Wembley Stadium, in contrast to the first ever match, which was played at Stamford Bridge. It's the first major trophy competition of the football season, and for this reason has earned a reputation for providing more experimental matches, so to speak, as managers try out new combinations and tactics in preparation for the league season to follow. As a result, Community Shield tickets give devoted football fans a lot to speculate on, fuelling many a fervent discussion down the pub after the game.
Records and spectacles at the Community Shield
As one might expect, the team that has won the Community Shield most often is Manchester United, with its haul of more than 20 trophies. The most consecutive wins were notched up by Everton in the 1980s, when they dominated the competition for 4 years. Conversely, the Red Devils can also lay claim to the longest losing streak, incurred at the turn of this century. The Community Shield has also gone down in history as the scene of one of the most freakish goals ever witnessed in a top flight championship final, when Pat Jennings, playing for Spurs, hoofed the ball from his own box into the Manchester United goal in 1967. Every goalie's dream come true, that was. So if you've never experienced what some managers have referred to as the season's first final, why not get yourself some Community Shield tickets right here on StubHub and take yourself off to watch the top two teams in each competition feel each other out ahead of the new season.
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