FA Cup holders Wigan Athletic have sold just 5,500 tickets for their Community Shield clash with Premier League champions Manchester United on Sunday.
The Latics, who also failed to sell more than 10,000 of their tickets for last season's FA Cup semi-final, were allocated 7,500 seats for the Wembley showpiece after declining the original 15,000 offered by the FA.
Wigan's opponents on the day, Manchester United, asked for a further 7,500 tickets after the club sold all of their 38,000 allocation.
The Shield returns to Wembley this season after it was contested at Villa Park last August, though many of the 90,000 seats will be empty for the curtain raiser.
Wigan, who recorded a comfortable 4-0 away win over Barnsley last weekend in Owen Coyle's first competitive match as the Latics manager, and United will battle it out for the Community Shield at 2pm on Sunday.
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