Premier League for the 2020/21 season will begin on the 12th of September, organisers have announced.
The current season will end this weekend with Liverpool already declared champions.
The EFL has also confirmed the Championship, League One and League Two seasons will commence on the same weekend, with their regular seasons ending on the weekend of May 8, 2021.
The play-off finals will take place over the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May.
The announcements mean that the season will begin behind closed doors, with spectators only set to return to venues on a socially-distanced basis from October 1.
A statement from the Premier League read: “Premier League shareholders today agreed to start the 2020-21 Premier League season on September 12, 2020.
“The final match round of the campaign will take place on May 23, 2021. The Premier League will continue to consult the FA and EFL regarding the scheduling of all domestic competitions.”
The announcement further adds pressure to an already hectic and condensed fixture list due to the coronavirus pandemic disrupting the current 2019/20 campaign. The Premier league was suspended at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.