Blues Men's 2022/23 season dates

Blues Men's 2022/23 season dates

Blues can confirm the key EFL dates for the 2022/23 season.

Despite the 2021/22 term concluding just a matter of weeks ago, preparations are well underway for the new campaign that will see the season break for a period in November and December.

This is to accommodate the initial stages of the 2022 FIFA Men's World Cup in Qatar, meaning the league fixture schedule will start earlier than usual to ensure the fulfilment of all 46 Sky Bet Championship matchdays by early May.

A full list of dates is available below:

  • Fixture release day, Thursday 23 June, 2022, 9am
  • Opening weekend of the season, Saturday 30 July 2022
  • Carabao Cup first round, week commencing Monday 8 August 2022
  • Carabao Cup second round, week commencing Monday 22 August 2022
  • Summer transfer window closes, Thursday 1 September 2022
  • Carabao Cup third round, week commencing Monday 7 November 2022
  • Championship pause for Qatar World Cup, Saturday 12 November 2022
  • Championship resumption, Saturday 10 December 2022.
  • Carabao Cup fourth round, week commencing Monday 19 December 2023
  • Carabao Cup quarter-finals, week commencing Monday 9 January 2023
  • Carabao Cup semi-finals (first and second legs), week commencing Monday 23 January and Monday 30 January 2023
  • Carabao Cup final, Sunday 26 February 2023
  • Final day of the season, Saturday 6 May 2023
  • Championship play-off final, Monday 29 May 2023

Dates for the Emirates FA Cup are to be confirmed in due course.