When is the first day of the 2020/21 Championship season? Dates confirmed for next term ahead of play-off final

The dates for the 2020/21 Championship season have been confirmed with the league facing a quick turnaround.

The current campaign ended on Wednesday night with a dramatic evening of action.

West Brom joined Leeds in gaining automatic promotion while Charlton, Wigan and Hull went down.

Wycombe are set to ply their trade in the Championship next season


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Wycombe are set to ply their trade in the Championship next season

The play-offs will now begin this weekend ahead of the Wembley final on August 4.

The 24 teams who will make the league next term will then have a short break before the new season gets underway.

Coventry, Rotherham and Wycombe have been promoted from League One and they’ll be joined by Norwich following their Premier League relegation.

The final two teams to go down from the top-flight will be decided on Sunday.

Championship 2020/21 season dates

The EFL has confirmed when the 2020/21 season will begin with a start date of September 12 set.

The EFL are also planning to condense the campaign so it can finish in May again as per usual.

A statement read: “The EFL can confirm that the 2020/21 Season will get underway across the Championship, League One and League Two on the weekend of 12 September.

“The 2020/21 season will conclude on the 8 and 9 May 2021, with the Play-Off Finals reverting back to the Spring Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May.

“Work is currently underway in respect of fixture scheduling and details will be announced in due course as to when full fixture lists for 2020/21 will be made available.”

Ollie Watkins insists Brentford will be ready for the Championship play-offs despite the disappointment of missing out on automatic promotion

When is the 2020 summer transfer window?

The EFL has confirmed an agreement on a 10-week summer transfer window which will open on July 27.

Subject to the approval of football’s world governing body FIFA, the window will open the day after the 2019/20 Premier League season finishes and close again on October 5.

The Premier League has said that following consultation with the EFL, a domestic-only window will also be added from October 5 and close on October 16.

Transfers between Premier League clubs will not be able to occur during this period, but top-flight sides can trade with EFL clubs and loan or sign players permanently.

How the 2019/20 Championship season finished

How the 2019/20 Championship season finished

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