The EFL has confirmed the key dates across the League and its competitions for the upcoming 2021/22 campaign.
The season is set to get underway across the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two on the weekend of 7th August 2021, which will be followed by the First Round of the Carabao Cup a few days later.
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 21st May 2022, before League Two and the Championship take centre stage the following weekend on Saturday 28th May and Sunday 29th May 2022, respectively.
The 2021/22 Sky Bet EFL fixtures will be released across club channels on Thursday 24th June at 9am.
A full list of the key dates ahead of the 2021/22 EFL season can be found below:
Fixture Release Day – Thursday 24th June 2021
Start Date – Saturday 7th August 2021 (with a live television game likely on Friday 6th August)
Carabao Cup Round One – w/c 9th August 2021
Carabao Cup Final – Sunday 27th February 2022
Regular Season Final Day (Championship) - Weekend of 7th/8th May 2022
Championship Play-Off Final – Sunday 29th May 2022