The Premier League and the EFL have confirmed that the 2020/21 Season will get underway on 12th September.
The 20 top-flight clubs gathered for their final shareholders’ meeting of this season on Friday, with the final round of games taking place on Sunday.
A statement from the Premier League read: “Premier League shareholders today agreed to start the 2020-21 Premier League season on September 12, 2020.
“The final match round of the campaign will take place on May 23, 2021. The Premier League will continue to consult the FA and EFL regarding the scheduling of all domestic competitions.”
The EFL season will also begin on the same weekend, it was later confirmed.
The EFL regular season will conclude on May 8 and 9, the league said, with the play-offs to follow at the end of the month.
It means that games will begin behind closed doors, with spectators only set to return to venues on a socially-distanced basis from October 1.
It is expected that the National league will now follow suit and name the same start date as the professional leagues.
All Step 3 and 4 Leagues are expected to get under way on 19th September while the SCEFL and other Step 5/6 Divisions will start on 5th September. This is all dependant though on confirmation that fans will be allowed to enter in some capacity once safety measures have been implemented.