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EFL Confirm 2021/22 Season Start Dates

Next campaign to begin on August 7

8 March 2021

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The EFL have confirmed the key dates across the League and its competitions for the 2021/22 campaign.

The season is set to get under way across the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two on the weekend of August 7.

The Sky Bet EFL play-offs will once again be staged at Wembley Stadium and conclude the season across two weekends in May.

The League One final will start proceedings on Saturday, May 21, before League Two and the Championship take centre stage the following weekend on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 respectively.

Details regarding the 2021/22 fixture release day will be announced in due course.

2021/22 Key Dates
- Start Date: Saturday, August 7 (with a live television game likely on Friday, August 6)
- Carabao Cup round one: w/c August 9
- Papa John's Trophy round one: w/c August 30
- Carabao Cup final: Sunday, February 27
- Papa John's Trophy final: Sunday, April 3
- League One final day: weekend of April 30
- League Two/Championship final day: weekend of May 7
- League One play-off final: Saturday, May 21
- League Two play-off final: Saturday, May 28
- Championship play-off final: Sunday, May 29


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