Key Championship dates for the 2022/23 season including fixture release day

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A cracking Championship campaign comes to a conclusion on Sunday when Huddersfield face Nottingham Forest in the play-off final at Wembley.

The winner will earn the last remaining place in next season’s Premier League which means riches galore, while the losing team will have to regroup and go again in the second tier.


Whoever misses out at Wembley will be joined in the Championship by Burnley, Watford and Norwich who were relegated from the Premier League and promoted League One trio Wigan, Rotherham and Sunderland.

There’ll be a fair bit of disruption for all 24 teams next season as the 2022 World Cup in Qatar brings a halt to proceedings midway through the campaign.

But what are the key dates everyone needs for their diaries? Don’t worry as we’ve got you covered.

Fans of Championship clubs will have to wait until Thursday, June 23 to discover the fixtures for next season.

The 2022/23 Championship campaign will then get underway on Saturday, July 30.

Championship clubs will play until Saturday, November 12 before a month-long pause for the Qatar World Cup.

Despite the World Cup final taking place on Sunday, December 18, the Championship will resume a week earlier on Saturday, December 10. EFL chiefs must be confident there won’t be any of their players still out in Qatar by then…

It’s then a five-month dash to the finish line with the last weekend of the regular season scheduled for Saturday, May 6. The 2022/23 Championship play-off final will be held at Wembley Stadium on Monday, May 29.

Watford, who will have former Forest Green Rovers boss Rob Edwards in the dugout for next season, are the favourites with Paddy Power to win the 2022/23 Championship.

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