Premier League season kick off date announced

By Nicholas Robinson

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Premier League: kickoff scheduled for Premier League 2020/21
Premier League: kickoff scheduled for Premier League 2020/21

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The new Premier League season will begin on Saturday 12 September, it has been confirmed.

Following the announcement of the 2020/21 season, Sky Sports announced it would exclusively screen 128 live games.

The broadcaster also has the first pick of every matchday weekend, allowing it to provide pub-going sports fans with the biggest head-to-head games throughout the season.

Super Sunday

Matches screened on Sky Sports will be at key times, including Saturday teatime matches (5.30); the Saturday 7.45pm kickoff; 'Super Sunday' double header; Monday night football' and Friday night football.

The slots are regularly scheduled throughout the season, giving operators ample time to plan ahead.

Sky business managing director Simon Raggett said: "The last four months for the industry have been unprecedented and it’s heartening to hear that there are early signs of recovery.

"We believe that the start of the 2020/21 Premier League season will help contribute towards the industry’s road to recovery."

Visit their premises

He continued: "It will provide our Sky Sports customers reasons for sports fans to visit their premises.

"By having clear and regular timeslots, this will enable licensees to plan, prepare and promote ahead of the games, to help bring their communities back together again."

Furthermore, Sky Sport will continue to show other events including 138 EFL games, 48 games from the SPFL as well as F1, international cricket, PGA and European golf.

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