Overview of key dates for EFL 2016/17 season

Confirmation of key dates ahead of the upcoming 2016/17 campaign

The Football League have confirmed a number of key dates for supporters ahead of the upcoming 2016/17 season.

With the Football League itself set to be known as the English Football League as of June 2016, the forthcoming domestic campaign will start on the weekend of August 6, 2016 and will conclude on the weekend of May 6, 2017.

The fixture list, which will be released on Wednesday 22 June 2016, will feature the traditional Boxing Day fixtures alongside New Year’s Eve and New Year’s bank holiday matches.

A comprehensive overview of the EFL’s key dates for 2016/17 are as follows:


June 2016

22nd - Fixture Release Day

August 2016

6th - Season starts
w/c 8th - League Cup Round 1
w/c 21st  - League Cup Round 2
w/c 29th – League Trophy Round 1

September 2016

w/c 19th - League Cup Round 3

October 2016

w/c 3rd – League Trophy Round 2
w/c 24th - League Cup Round 4

November 2016

w/c 7th – League Trophy Round 3
w/c 28th - League Cup Round 5

December 2016

w/c 5th – League Trophy Area Semi-Finals
26th - Boxing Day fixtures
31st - New Year's Eve fixtures

January 2017

2nd - New Year Bank Holiday fixtures
w/c 9th - League Cup Semi-Final Leg 1    
w/c 23rd - League Cup Semi-Final Leg 2 and League Trophy Area Final Leg 1

February 2017

w/c 6th - League Trophy Area Final Leg 2
26th - League Cup Final  

April 2017

2nd – League Trophy Final

May 2017

6th - Regular season finish
20th - Sky Bet League One Play-Off Final
28th - Sky Bet League Two Play-Off Final
29th - Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final

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