When is next Premier League season? Start and end dates, fixture release, schedule announcement for 2024/25

Fans will not have long to wait for the return of Premier League football after the Copa America and Euro 2024 tournaments conclude this summer.

England’s top flight returns for a new season in August 2024 and will run until the following May. The campaign will comprise 33 weekends, four midweek rounds of matches, and one matchweek over a public holiday — and the festive season will remain pretty busy, as per tradition.

The fixture schedule will be released soon, meaning teams will be able to turn their attention towards planning for next season, even as their celebrations (or commiserations) at the end of 2023/24 are carried out.

It will also allow fans to look ahead to next season even as they enjoy the summer’s international tournaments in Germany and the United States.

The Sporting News has the key dates for the 2024/25 Premier League season below, in addition to details around a slightly altered mid-season period, which comes about due to the later opening weekend.

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When does the Premier League 2024/25 season start?

The 2024/25 Premier League season will start on August 17, 2024. We don’t yet know which teams will play the opening game of the campaign.

That date is just a little over a month after the finals of Euro 2024 and the Copa America, which take place on July 14.

When does the Premier League 2024/25 season end?

The final day of the 2024/25 Premier League season will be May 25, 2025. As is customary, all 10 matches will kick off at the same time (usually 4 p.m. BST / 11 a.m. ET).

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That date is six days before the 2025 UEFA Champions League final
, which will be held at Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena.

When is the 2024/25 Premier League fixture schedule released?

The release of the Premier League fixture schedule for 2024/25 will happen on Tuesday, June 18, 2024. The provisional dates for all 380 matches will be published at 9 a.m. BST (4 a.m. ET).

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Is there a Premier League winter break in 2024/25?

There is no mid-season break in the 2024/25 Premier League season. That’s because the start of the campaign has been pushed back to mid-August to allow players sufficient rest following the Copa America and Euro 2024.

“This longer summer break allows all Premier League clubs to be better able to ensure that players get a consecutive three-week break in the summer,” the league said. “This takes into account expert advice from medical and technical departments, which values a longer period of complete rest in the summer rather than a short break in the winter.”

However, organisers have taken steps to ease fixture congestion over the typically busy Christmas and New Year period: no team will play within 60 hours of their previous or next game.

There will also be no match held on December 24, unlike last year, when Wolves hosted Chelsea.


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