Why is the Community Shield being held at Leicester instead of Wembley?

MAN CITY are taking on Liverpool in English football’s traditional curtain-raiser – the Community Shield.

However, the match will not be played in traditional surroundings, as it heads to Leicester’s King Power Stadium.

Leicester are the current Community Shield holders and this year's edition will be held at their King Power Stadium

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Leicester are the current Community Shield holders and this year’s edition will be held at their King Power Stadium

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Why is Liverpool vs Man City being played at Leicester?

The Community Shield has been moved to the King Power Stadium to make way for the Women’s Euro 2022 final.

Liverpool take on Man City this Saturday, while the Women’s Euros showpiece will take place a day later, on Sunday.

And one advantage of playing the match at Leicester is that the Community Shield is already there.

The Foxes won the trophy last year after stunning Pep Guardiola’s City side to win 1-0 with a last minute Kelechi Iheanacho penalty.

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When was the Community Shield last played away from Wembley?

The last time the Community Shield was played away from Wembley was in 2012.

Then, the match was played at Villa Park and saw Roberto Mancini’s Man City run out 3-2 winners over Roberto Di Matteo’s Chelsea.

The reason for the venue change was the Olympic football tournament being held at Wembley at the same time.

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When is the Community Shield?

The Community Shield takes place on Saturday, July 26.

The match will kick off at 5pm UK time.

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