The FA Community Shield

Wembley to welcome troops to Community Shield

Thursday 07 Aug 2014
Hundreds of troops will be in attendance at The Community Shield
Wembley will welcome hundreds of armed forces personnel to The FA Community Shield supported by McDonald's on Sunday through the Tickets for Troops charity.

Arsenal and Manchester City fans from military units and garrisons all over the UK will be heading to the National Stadium on Sunday to watch their teams battle it out in the annual season curtain-raiser.

The FA have donated seats to fans of both teams through the charity Tickets For Troops, which was set up in 2009 to recognise the brave servicemen and women who put their lives on the line for our country.

Arsenal v Manchester City

The FA Community Shield supported by McDonald's
3pm, Sunday 10 August 2014
Wembley Stadium connected by EE
Live on BT Sport

The charity recognises their commitment, drive and dedication by offering them, on behalf of their donors, tickets to events which they can share with their loved ones, as a small acknowledgement of the work they do.

Tickets For Troops have received donations of over 120,000 tickets from football clubs across the country over the last five years, enabling thousands of servicemen and women to enjoy watching their favourite teams.

Veronica Bamford, Director of Operations at Tickets For Troops said “We are extremely grateful to The FA for their on-going generosity which they have shown our country’s deserving Armed Forces over the years. 

"It is just fantastic that they will be supporting us again for the coming year and The Community Shield marks the start of another exciting year of great football at the home of football.”

The charity has over 140,000 members of the military registered and has distributed over 550,000 tickets for events ranging from The Isle of Wight Festival,  England football matches, the rugby Premiership, top class cricket, darts, horse racing and snooker as well as major theatre performances and other music events.

Troops are encouraged to go online and register at to take advantage of the fantastic tickets available for our Armed Forces.

By FA Staff