Pompey will kick off in the newly re-branded Sky Bet English Football League 2 on the weekend of Saturday 6th August 2016, with the all-important fixture release day on Wednesday 22nd June 2016. 

The opening round of matches will be immediately followed by the first round of the League Cup, during the week commencing 8th August 2016.

Over the Christmas period matches are scheduled to be held on Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve, and on Monday 2nd January 2017.

The final round of games will take place on Saturday 6th May 2017.

The Play-Off Finals will be played over split weekends due to the FA Cup Final taking place on Saturday 27th May 2017.

As a result, the League 2 Play-Off Final will be played on Sunday 28th May 2017.

Key dates can be found below:

June 2016
22 – Fixture Release Day

August 2016
6 – Season start
w/c 8 – League Cup Round 1
w/c 21 – League Cup Round 2
w/c 29 – League Trophy Round 1

September 2016
w/c 19 – League Cup Round 3

October 2016
w/c 3 – League Trophy Round 2
w/c 24 – League Cup Round 4

November 2016
5th – FA Cup Round 1
w/c 7 – League Trophy Round 3
w/c 28 – League Cup Round 5

December 2016
w/c 5 – League Trophy Area Semi-Finals
26 – Boxing Day fixtures
31 – New Year’s Eve fixtures

January 2017
2 – New Year Bank Holiday fixtures
w/c 9 – League Cup Semi-Final Leg 1
w/c 23 – League Cup Semi-Final Leg 2 & League Trophy Area Final Leg 1

February 2017
w/c 6 – League Trophy Area Final Leg 2
26 – League Cup Final

April 2017
2 – League Trophy Final

May 2017
6 – Regular season finish
20 – League One Play-Off Final
27 – FA Cup Final
28 – League Two Play-Off Final
29 – Championship Play-Off Final

 

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