After 369 days, the longest domestic season in English football history finally ended last Tuesday with Fulham securing a place in the Premier League.
The Championship staged the first game on 2 August 2019, and last week became the last to finish.
But while the new campaign will be equally late in starting, it will arrive in no time as football looks to try and get back on schedule.
And below is everything we know about the new season.
When does the season start?
The EFL confirmed last month that the 2020/21 league season will begin on Saturday September 12, 2020.
The 2020/21 EFL season will conclude on the 8 and 9 May 2021, with the Sky Bet Play-Off Finals reverting back to the Spring Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May.
What have the EFL said?
“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.”
When will fixtures be released?
When announcing the start date for the 2020/21 season, the EFL said on fixtures: “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.”
There have been multiple media reports claiming that fixtures for the new season will be released on August 21.
However, it is understood that this is not the definite date for fixtures to be released for the new season and that details behind the scenes are still being worked on.
The EFL also has less pressure on them this year to release fixtures as early as usual due to the fact all matches will be played behind closed doors at the start of the season.
What are the transfer window dates?
The transfer window is already open and will not close until October 5.
However the Premier League and the EFL have agreed a domestic extension of the window that will allow clubs to do deals in England’s top four divisions until October 16.
But it is worth noting that Premier League clubs will not be allowed to make any transfers with fellow Premier League sides during the extension.
Will behind-closed-doors matches be streamed live again?
Hopefully but this is another big item on the agenda still to be finalised.
Championship side Stoke confirmed in the latest meeting of their fans’ council: “The club is looking at streaming offers for the new season but is bound by the EFL and Sky’s input before any decisions can be made.
“The EFL in particular govern streaming pricing, though the club is already lobbying for some form of special offer for supporters as was offered in April.”
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