Community Shield Tickets
The Football Association Community Shield is an annual football tournament between the English champion of the previous Premier League season and the holder of the FA Cup at Wembley Stadium. It is organised by the the Football Association (FA) and profits from Community Shield football ticket sales are distributed to English charities and community initiatives. The event is extremely popular in English football and Community Shield tickets can be costly and hard to come by. However, footballtickettrade.com sells football tickets for the Community Shield 2016 at very reasonable prices.
History of the Community Shield
The Community Shield was originally the Sheriff of London Charity Shield, which was introduced in 1898 as a professional against amateur match. This was replaced by the football Association Charity Shield in 1908 after amateur clubs came into dispute with the Football Association. It then became a match where first division clubs played against Southern League clubs. Over the years the format varied to include amateur vs professional matches.
The Community Shield Today
The Community Shield is currently contested between the FA Cup holder and the previous year's Premier League champion. If the the FA Cup champion is also the Premier League champion then the Premier League runner up plays. The Community Shield is not generally considered as important as the FA Cup or the League Cup, but Community Shield tickets are highly sought after by football fans. The revenue gained from Community Shield tickets and match programmes are distributed to the 124 football clubs that competed in the FA Cup. These clubs then distribute the money to the charities and projects of their choice. The current Community Shield title holder is Manchester United.
Getting Community Shield Tickets
The Community Shield is an important and popular football event, so football tickets for the Community Shield are hard to get hold of and costly. Fortunately, Community Shield tickets 2016 are available at foottickettrade.com at a price that most football fans can afford. So if your team is playing the Community Shield this year, why not visit the website and treat yourself to a Community Shield football ticket? You can buy as many football tickets for the Community Shield as you like so you can treat your friends and family!