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Key Dates

Key dates for the 2020/21 season

Key Dates - 2020/21

Sky Bet EFL 
  • Fixture release day - 21 Aug 2020
  • Season begins – 12 Sept 2020 
  • Sky Bet Championship Final Day - 8 May 2021
  • Sky Bet League Two Final Day – 8 May 2021
  • Sky Bet League One Final Day – 9 May 2021
 
Sky Bet Play-Offs
  • Championship Play-Off Final – 29 May 2021.
  • League One Play-Off Final – 30 May 2021.
  • League Two Play-Off Final – 31 May 2021.

Carabao Cup 2020/21

  • Round One – 5 September 2020 (alternative dates may apply)
  • Round Two – 15/16 September 2020
  • Round Three – 22/23 September 2020
  • Round Four – 29/30 September 2020
  • Round Five – 22/23 December 2020
  • Semi-Finals - 5/6 January 2021 (tie to be played at the venue of Club drawn out first)
  • Carabao Cup Final - 25 April 2021

Papa John's Trophy 2020/21
  • Papa John's Trophy Matchday One - 8/9 September 2020
  • Papa John's Trophy Matchday Two - 6/7 October 2020
  • Papa John's Trophy Matchday Three - 10/11 November 2020 
  • Round Two - 8/9 December 2020
  • Round Three - 12/13 January 2021
  • Quarter-Finals – 2/3 February 2021
  • Semi-Finals - 16/17 February 2021
  • Papa John's Trophy Final - 14 March 2021


Sky Bet EFL 2020/21

  • Transfer window opens - Monday 27 July 2020
  • Transfer windown closes - Monday 5 October 2020 (international transfers) / Friday 16 October 2020 (domestic transfers) 


Key Dates 2021/22

  • Fixture release day - Thursday 24 June 2021
  • 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

  • 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 2022

 

*fixture dates are subject to change