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Season 2016/17 start date announced

30 October 2015

While the current season has a long way to go, The Football League can confirm the start and end dates for next season.

Season 2016/17 will commence over the weekend of Saturday 6th August 2016, while all three divisions will run through to 6th and 7th May 2017.

Season 2016/17 will kick-off on... #FLKickOff Full details at >>

— The Football League (@football_league) October 30, 2015

As usual there will also be a full festive programme of League fixtures, with match dates scheduled for Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve 2016 and the Bank Holiday Monday on 2nd January.

2016/17 Key Dates

Season start: The weekend of 6th August 2016

Boxing Day fixtures – 26th December 2016

New Year’s Eve fixtures – 31st December 2016

New Year Bank Holiday fixtures – 2nd January 2017

Regular season finish: The weekend of 6th May 2017

Read more: Click here to see a full run down of The Football League's key dates 

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