The FA Community Shield

The Community Shield will be screened live on BT Sport

Tuesday 23 Jun 2015
Arsenal will be looking to retain The FA Community Shield

The new domestic season will kick-off at Wembley Stadium at the start of August with a massive double-header. 

FA Cup winners Arsenal meet Premier League champions Chelsea in the traditional 'curtain-raiser', The FA Community Shield supported by McDonald's, live on BT Sport on Sunday 2 August at 3pm.

However, this year it comes a day after the historic FA Women's Cup Final between Chelsea Ladies and Notts County Ladies.

Arsenal v Chelsea

The FA Community Shield supported by McDonald's
3pm, Sunday 2 August 2015
Wembley Stadium connected by EE
Live on BT Sport

It will be the very first time the Women's Cup will take place under the arch.

The FA Community Shield will be played at the new Wembley for the eighth time as the Gunners, current holders, face their London rivals. 

Arsene Wenger's side secured their place in the by beating Aston Villa 4-0 in The FA Cup Final last month. 

Meanwhile Chelsea had an eight point cushion over second placed Manchester City as Jose Mourinho secured his first Premier League title since returning to the Stamford Bridge hotseat in 2013. 

2014 Community Shield highlights

Money raised from the Community Shield will be distributed to charities and good causes across the country with clubs competing in last season’s FA Cup First Round and beyond eligible to nominate organisations to receive a £2,000 payment from The FA. 

Arsenal and Chelsea will receive £25,000 for a charity or good cause of their choice.

Both clubs will have an allocation of around 26,000 tickets for the fixture, which will be broadcast live by BT Sport with a highlights package later that evening on BBC One. 

Arsenal and Chelsea fans can purchase tickets for the fixture across four price tiers: 

Category 1 - £45
Category 2 - £35
Category 3 - £25
Category 4 - £20 

All tickets need to be purchased through the competing clubs.

By FA Staff