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Villa Park to Host English Soccer’s Community Shield in August

May 18 (Bloomberg) -- Villa Park will host next season’s Community Shield game between Manchester City and Chelsea, the Football Association said.

The traditional start to the English soccer season is usually played at Wembley Stadium in London. With Wembley hosting the final of the Olympic tournament on Aug. 11, the F.A. moved the Community Shield to Aston Villa’s stadium.

Manchester United defeated Manchester City 3-2 in this season’s Community Shield.

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