The FA Community Shield

First ever double header men's and women's Community Shield to be played at Wembley

Wednesday 12 Aug 2020
The 2020 FA Community Shield will be a double-header of women's and men's games at Wembley

We can now confirm that this year’s FA Community Shield will be a double header game at Wembley Stadium connected by EE.

The traditional curtain-raiser of the new season will take place on Saturday 29 August 2020 with both the Women's and Men's Shield being contested at the national stadium.

And in what will be the first Women’s Community Shield since 2008, Barclays FA Women’s Super League champions Chelsea will face current Women’s FA Cup holders Manchester City. The match will kick off at 12.30pm BST and will be shown live on BBC 1 and BBC iPlayer in the UK.

WSL champions Chelsea will be at Wembley for their Women's Community Shield clash with Manchester City

That will be followed by the FA Community Shield supported by McDonald’s, where 2020 Emirates FA Cup winners Arsenal will face 2019-20 Premier League champions Liverpool. That match will kick off at 4.30pm BST, live on BT Sport.

Both games will be played behind closed doors without fans.

“We're delighted to announce the first ever double header of the FA’s Community Shield at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 29 August," said FA chief executive Mark Bullingham.

Arsenal's men's team will make a quick return to Wembley following their Emirates FA Cup Final win on 1 August

"It’s a significant move to raise the bar higher by hosting both a women’s game and a men’s game in what's set to be an exciting day with back-to-back football action.

"We have two fantastic games lined up with Chelsea v Manchester City and Arsenal v Liverpool and although spectators aren’t able to attend physically, we encourage supporters to join us in watching the special footballing occasion at home."

By FA Staff