FA Could Allow Fans to Attend Community Shield at Wembley

The Football Association (FA) is reportedly considering opening the doors of Wembley stadium for a restricted number of supporters to watch the 2020-21 Community Shield game on Saturday, 29 August 2020.

The FA Community Shield is an annual match at Wembley, played between the champions of the previous Premier League season and the holders of the FA Cup.

This year’s traditional curtain-raiser will be played between Liverpool and the winners of Saturday’s FA Cup final, which will be either Arsenal or Chelsea.

Supporters have not been allowed into stadiums since football was suspended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, the Community Shield could be used as a trial to see if supporters will be able to adhere to social distancing guidelines – in preparation for allowing fans back into stadiums from October.

This curtain-raiser could be an emotional game for Liverpool fans as it’ll be the first time the Kopites see their team in action since they won the Premier League.

The kick-off time and more details will be announced in due course.

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