When does the 2022/23 EFL season start?

In the 2021/22 season, the EFL offered up immensely competitive play-off battles, historic relegations and a record-breaking 43-goal season for Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Nottingham Forest's play-off final triumph at Wembley marked the end of a memorable year up and down the Football League and with next season's Iine-ups looking more competitive than ever, it's time to look towards the 2022/23 campaign.

A busy summer transfer window stands in the way of us and another season of EFL action, but we're on hand to give you the key dates you need in preparation for the new campaign.

2022/23 EFL Key Dates

With the fixture list release date for the 2022/23 EFL season confirmed, all 72 clubs will soon be able to plan for the upcoming campaign, but when does the season officially start?

The opening day of the 2022/23 season across all three EFL divisions is scheduled for Saturday, July 30th, although Sky Sports' broadcasting agreement with the EFL means that the first game of the season will almost certainly take place in the Championship on Friday, July 29th.

The Friday night opening fixture has a history of producing memorable encounters with pre-season promotion fancies Bournemouth and West Brom playing out a frantic 2-2 draw on the Dorset coast on the opening night of the 2021/22 campaign.

This season promises to be as competitive as ever, but also unusual in its structure given the World Cup in Qatar that will split up the Championship season in November. League One and League Two will not be affected by the World Cup.

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