SPFL announce key dates for 2019/20

SPFL announce key dates for 2019/20

April 17, 2019 Off By readly

SPFL announce key dates for 2019/20 and confirm retention of winter break

Last Updated: 17/04/19 3:39pm

Celtic are aiming to win their eighth consecutive Scottish title this season

The SPFL has announced some key dates for the 2019/20 season and also confirmed the retention of the Ladbrokes Premiership winter break.

All four divisions will kick off on the weekend of Saturday August 3, with the Premiership shutting down from Monday, December 30 until Friday, January 17.

The season will begin with the group stage of the Betfred Cup in mid-July and the last 16 will again be played on a weekend to avoid clashing with UEFA competition dates.

Dates for next season’s Challenge Cup competition will be confirmed shortly while fixtures for the 2019/20 league season will be published in June.

Season 2019/20 key dates (Note all dates subject to change)

Betfred Cup group stage

MD1 Weekend of July 13/14, 2019

MD2 Midweek of July 16/17, 2019

MD3 Weekend of July 20/21, 2019

MD4 Midweek of July 23/24, 2019

MD5 Weekend of July 27/28, 2019

Betfred Cup round 2

Weekend of August 17/18, 2019

Betfred Cup quarter-finals

Midweek of September 24-26, 2019

Betfred Cup semi-finals

Weekend of November 2/3, 2019

Betfred Cup final

Weekend of December 7/8, 2019

Ladbrokes SPFL (all divisions)

Fixture round 1: Saturday August 3, 2019

Fixture round 2: Saturday August 10, 2019

Ladbrokes Premiership winter break

Monday December 30, 2019 until Friday January 17, 2020

Ladbrokes Premiership ends

Weekend of May 16/17, 2020

Ladbrokes Premiership play-off final

Wednesday May 20 & Sunday May 24, 2020

Ladbrokes Championship, League 1 & League 2 ends

Saturday May 2, 2020

Ladbrokes Championship & League 1 play-off finals

Midweek of May 12/13 & weekend of May 16/17, 2020

Ladbrokes League 2 play-off final

Sunday May 10 & Saturday May 16, 2020

Source of this (above) article: https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/11696362/spfl-announce-key-dates-for-201920-and-confirm-retention-of-winter-break