The EFL have announced some key dates across the League and its competitions for the 2019/20 season, with the highly anticipated fixture release day on Thursday 20 June at 9am. Northampton Town's fixtures will, as usual, be published on ntfc.co.uk
The first weekend of August is to host the opening round of league fixtures, with 3 August the date set for the first set of traditional Saturday games in the EFL, whilst Round One in the Carabao Cup is to take place week commencing 12 August.
Wembley will play host to the Carabao Cup Final on Sunday 1 March, 2020, in what will be the first of five finals in the EFL calendar, whilst the EFL Trophy Final, is to take place the following month on Sunday 5 April.
The season-ending Sky Bet EFL Play-Offs will once again be staged at Wembley Stadium, this time across two weekends in May. The League Two final will start proceedings on Saturday 16 May, before League One and the Championship take centre stage the following weekend on Sunday 24 May and Monday 25 May, respectively.
The scheduling of the respective Play-Off finals is due to a busy period in the football calendar, with Wembley Stadium also hosting fixtures at Euro 2020, including the semi-finals and final.
A full list of the key dates ahead of the 2019/20 EFL season can be found below:
Fixture Release Date – Thursday 20 June 2019, 9am
Start Date – Saturday 3 August 2019 (with a likely live game on Friday 2 August)
Carabao Cup Round One – w/c 12 August 2019
Carabao Cup Final – Sunday 1 March 2020
EFL Trophy Round One – w/c 2 September 2019
EFL Trophy Final – Sunday 5 April 2020
League Two Play-Off Final – Saturday 16 May 2020
League One Play-Off Final – Sunday 24 May 2020
Championship Play-Off Final – Monday 25 May 2020