2022/23 Sky Bet Championship fixtures released
Blues' fixtures have been revealed for the fast-approaching 2022/23 Sky Bet Championship season.
Birmingham City will kickstart their 120th season in the English football league system on the weekend of Saturday 30 July 2022, a week earlier than last season's curtain-raiser victory over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.
The Carabao Cup will begin week commencing 8 August and conclude in the League Cup final being played at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 26 February 2023.
This campaign will differ from those previous due to the scheduling of the 2022 FIFA Men's World Cup in Qatar that takes place over a five-week period in November and December 2022, with the EFL Schedule adjusted to accommodate.
Match round 16 in the Championship, diarised for Saturday 12 November, will be Blues' final game played ahead of the tournament's call-up period which begins on Monday 14 November.
Second tier matches will resume on Saturday 10 December 2022 following the culmination of the World Cup's initial stages, whilst the existing international call-up postponement criteria will be applied throughout where necessary.
The 46-game schedule, across nine months, is set to climax on the weekend of Saturday 6 May 2023, with the play-off final to be played between the 27-29 May 2023.
Blues will kick-off on the road at Luton Town on Saturday 30 July, where they won 0-5 last August, before welcoming Huddersfield Town to St. Andrew's a week later.
Regular season action will come to a close when hosting Sheffield United, seven days on from the short trip to Coventry City.
Key fixture dates:
- Opening weekend - Luton Town (a)
- First home game - Huddersfield Town (h)
- Final game before World Cup - Sunderland (h)
- Boxing Day - Burnley (a)
- New Year's Day - Middlesbrough (h)
- Good Friday - Reading (a)
- Easter Monday - Stoke City (h)
- Final day - Sheffield United (h)
Blues final fixture, at home to Sheffield United, is a repeat of their successful 2021/22 season opener at Bramall Lane..
A full fixture list can be viewed below (bold denotes a home fixture):
Sat 30 Jul: Luton Town
Sat 6 Aug: Huddersfield Town
Sat 13 Aug: Cardiff City
Tue 16 Aug: Watford
Sat 20 Aug: Wigan Athletic
Sat 27 Aug: Rotherham United
Tue 30 Aug: Norwich City
Sat 3 Sep: Preston North End
Sat 10 Sep: Swansea City
Wed 14 Sep: West Bromwich Albion
Sat 17 Sep: Coventry City
Sat 1 Oct: Sheffield United
Wed 5 Oct: Middlesbrough
Sat 8 Oct: Bristol City
Sat 15 Oct: Hull City
Wed 19 Oct: Burnley
Sat 22 Oct: Blackburn Rovers
Sat 29 Oct: Queens Park Rangers
Wed 2 Nov: Millwall
Sat 5 Nov: Stoke City
Sat 12 Nov: Sunderland
Sat 10 Dec: Blackpool
Sat 17 Dec: Reading
Mon 26 Dec: Burnley
Thu 29 Dec: Hull City
Sun 1 Jan: Middlesbrough
Sat 14 Jan: Bristol City
Sat 21 Jan: Preston North End
Sat 28 Jan: Norwich City
Sat 4 Feb: Swansea City
Sat 11 Feb: West Bromwich Albion
Tue: 14 Feb: Cardiff City
Sat 18 Feb: Huddersfield Town
Sat 25 Feb: Luton Town
Sat 4 Mar: Wigan Athletic
Sat 11 Mar: Rotherham United
Tuesday 14 Mar: Watford
Sat 18 Mar: Queens Park Rangers
Sat 1 Apr: Blackburn Rovers
Friday 7 Apr: Reading
Monday 10 Apr: Stoke City
Sat 15 Apr: Sunderland
Tuesday 18 Apr: Millwall
Sat 22 Apr: Blackpool
Sat 29 Apr: Coventry City
Sat 6 May: Sheffield United
All fixtures are subject to change. Follow BCFC.com to keep abreast of any amendments.