EFL 2024/25 season dates, schedule, fixture release

The 2023/24 regular seasons have come to a close in the Championship, League One and League Two – but fans can already start planning for the new campaign.

The EFL play-offs across all three divisions will decide the final line-ups for next season’s competitions and preparations for the 2024/25 season can then begin in earnest. Here’s what we know so far about the new term.

When does the 2024/25 Championship season start?

The new Championship season is scheduled to start on the weekend of August 10/11, 2024.

Last season, the opening game was on a Friday night, but the fixture list for the new season is yet to be confirmed.

What’s the start date for League One and League Two?

The EFL has confirmed that all three divisions will kick off over the weekend of August 10/11.

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When does the 2024/25 season end?

The EFL has said that the regular season will end on May 3, 2025.

The 46 rounds of league matches will take place across 33 weekends, nine midweeks and four Bank Holidays in the Championship, with Leagues One and Two playing over 36 weekends, six midweeks and four Bank Holidays.

The Sky Bet Play-Offs will take place over the 2025 May Bank Holiday weekend (24-26 May).

When are the 2024/25 fixtures out?

Set your reminders: the fixtures across all three divisions will be released at 9am on Wednesday, June 26.

Which teams are new for 2024/25?

Sheffield United players applaud their fans after suffering a 5-1 loss at Newcastle
Sheffield United were the first side to be relegated from the Premier League


Correct at May 8 – further teams to be confirmed

Relegated from Premier League: Sheffield United

Promoted from League One: Portsmouth, Derby

League One

Relegated from Championship: Rotherham, Huddersfield, Birmingham

Promoted from League Two: Stockport, Mansfield, Wrexham

League Two

Relegated from League One: Cheltenham, Fleetwood, Port Vale, Carlisle

Promoted from National League: Chesterfield, Bromley

When does the Carabao Cup, EFL Trophy start?

The Carabao Cup begins in mid-August, with the draw and fixtures to be confirmed.

The group stage of the Bristol Street Motors Trophy, involving League One, League Two and 16 invited under-21 Premier League teams, starts in early September.

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Watch your EFL team at least 20 times next season

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How many of my team’s matches will be live on Sky?

Every single League One and League Two team will be featured live on Sky at least 20 times next season.

And every one of the 24 Championship clubs will be live on Sky at least 24 times.

Where do I go to watch my team?

Matches will be broadcast live across existing Sky Sports channels or on the brand new Sky Sports+ (more on that below!)

This will effectively replace the EFL’s domestic streaming option provided via iFollow and club streaming services.

Wait, what is Sky Sports+?

Sky Sports +, launching in August at no extra cost
Sky Sports +, launching in August at no extra cost

Launching this August, Sky Sports+ will be integrated into Sky TV, streaming service NOW and the Sky Sports app – giving Sky Sports customers access to over 50 per cent more live sport this year at no extra cost.

With the capability to show up to 100 live events via concurrent streams, Sky Sports+ makes it easier for fans to find and watch their team.

I am a Sky subscriber, do I need to pay extra to watch my team?


Customers with a full Sky Sports subscription won’t need to do a thing.

Once live, Sky Sports+ will simply drop into the existing Sky experience, across Sky Glass, Sky Stream, Sky Q, and NOW.

The revamped Sky Sports app will also become the ultimate home of sports streaming on mobile devices with Sky Sports+ streams accessible directly from the app.

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I am NOT a Sky subscriber, how can I watch my team?

For instant, contract-free access to all Sky Sports channels, non-Sky subscribers can purchase a NOW Sports Day or Month Membership.

From August, this will also include every single live Sky Sports+ stream and on demand catch-up content.

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