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EFL OUTLINES KEY DATES FOR 2021/22 SEASON

8 March 2021

Key info including start date, final weekend, Play-Offs and cup competitions

The EFL has confirmed the key dates for the 2021/22 campaign, with the season set to get under way across the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two on the weekend of 7 August 2021.

It is likely that there will be a televised fixture on Friday, 6 August.

The Play-Offs will once again conclude the season and will be played across two weekends in May. Wembley Stadium will host the finals starting with League One on 21 May 2022 before League Two on 28 May 2022 and finally Championship a day later.

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

A full list of the key dates ahead of the 2021/22 EFL season can be found below:

  • Start date – Saturday, 7 August 2021 (with a live television game likely on Friday, 6 August)

  • Carabao Cup Round One – w/c 9 August 2021

  • Carabao Cup Final – Sunday, 27 February 2022

  • Papa John’s Trophy Round One – w/c 30 August 2021

  • Papa John’s Trophy Final – Sunday, 3 April 2022

 

Regular Season Final Day

  • League One – Weekend of 30 April 2022

  • League Two & Championship – Weekend of 7/8 May 2022

 

Play-Offs

  • League One Play-Off Final – Saturday, 21 May 2022

  • League Two Play-Off Final – Saturday, 28 May 2022

  • Championship Play-Off Final – Sunday, 29 May 2020


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