Premier League reveals September 12 start date for 2020/21 season
The Premier League has revealed the 2020/21 season will start on September 12 and run until May 23, 2021.
The EFL has also confirmed the Championship, League One and League Two seasons will commence on the same weekend, with their regular seasons ending on the weekend of May 8, 2021.
The play-off finals will take place over the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May.
The announcements mean that the season will begin behind closed doors, with spectators only set to return to venues on a socially-distanced basis from October 1.
A statement from the Premier League read: “Premier League shareholders today agreed to start the 2020-21 Premier League season on September 12, 2020. The final match round of the campaign will take place on May 23, 2021. The Premier League will continue to consult the FA and EFL regarding the scheduling of all domestic competitions.”
The Premier League season concludes on Sunday, before the FA Cup final takes place on Saturday August 1 and the Championship Play-Offs end the domestic season with the Wembley showpiece final on Tuesday August 4.
The Champions League and Europa League will then take place between August 5 and August 23, with the Champions League final taking place just three weeks before next season is due to get underway.
A date has yet to be confirmed for the Community Shield, which would usually take a week before the start of the Premier League season, a date that would clash with England’s Nations League fixtures.
Sunday July 26: Final day fixtures in the Premier League
Crystal Palace vs Tottenham – 4pm kick-off
Leicester vs Man Utd – 4pm kick-off
Man City vs Norwich – 4pm kick-off
Newcastle vs Liverpool – 4pm kick-off