- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 15, 2011

LONDON (AP) - The traditional curtain raiser to the English soccer season will be moved from Wembley Stadium in 2012 because of the London Olympics.

The men’s Olympic soccer final will be played at Wembley on Aug. 11. The Football Association wants to stage the Community Shield as planned the following day, so the match between the Premier League champion and FA Cup winner will be played outside of London.

The FA says “the Community Shield will take place at the traditional time at a prestigious stadium in England.”

Old Trafford, which is staging its last Olympic game on Aug. 7, is the second-largest stadium in England.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide