Fixture release dates for next season

Wednesday’s fixtures for the new Championship campaign will be released on Friday, August 21 at 9am.

The season kicks off on September 12 and will conclude on the weekend of May 8-9, 2021, followed by the Play-Off finals for the Championship, Division One and Division Two over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend from May 29-31.

With the season starting six weeks later than usual, due to the Covid-19 pandemic causing a lengthy lay-off during the last campaign, the Championship will also feature 13 midweek match dates.

Meanwhile, the draw for the forthcoming season’s Carabao Cup first round, again on a regional north/south basis, takes place on August 18 on Sky Sports News, with the time to be confirmed.

The 2020-21 competition will see the first four rounds scheduled to take place on consecutive weeks, kicking off in early September, and the two-legged semi finals will be replaced by a single tie

First round fixtures are scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 5 but, due to the international window, some matches may be played on alternative dates.

Rounds two, three and four will take place on consecutive midweek dates starting from September 15-16 and Premier League sides will enter the competition in round two … or round three for those competing in European competitions.






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