The Premier League have confirmed the start date for the 2020/21 season with the campaign set to begin on September 12.
Shareholders of England’s top tier have agreed to begin the new season on the second weekend of September, a delay to the traditional kick-off due to the unprecedented rescheduling of the current campaign amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Talks are also continuing regarded the rescheduling of domestic competitions, the Premier League negotiating with the FA and EFL in a bid to finalise their cup competitions.
The news of the season’s start date was announced by the Premier League today, with the season’s final day fixtures scheduled to take place on May 23, 2021. It is understood that the season’s traditional curtain-raiser, the Community Shield, will take place on August 30 at Wembley.
Fixtures are yet to be released for the new season and clubs will learn their schedule less than a month before their opening games, Premier League clubs having agreed a date of August 21 to finalise fixtures.
This announcement means that the new season will start less than three weeks after this season’s European season comes to a close, with the Champions League final set to be held in Lisbon on August 23rd.