Key dates added for 23/24 National League season
Key dates have been confirmed ahead of the 2023/24 Vanarama National League season.
The first important date in supporters’ diaries is fixture release day on Wednesday 5 July when all clubs announce their schedules for the coming season at 1pm.
As previously announced, opening day fixtures will take place on Saturday 5 August with the regular season ending on Saturday 20 April.
Festive fixtures will be scheduled for Saturday 23 December and Boxing Day (December 26) – clubs also have fixtures scheduled for New Year’s Day (January 1) but will be permitted to switch to Saturday 30 December if agreed by both clubs.
The Play-Off Eliminator and Semi-Final matches will take place on the same days across all three divisions as per the list below.
Wembley Stadium will host the National division Promotion Final on Saturday 4 May – Promotion Finals for the North and South division will be held the next day on Sunday 5 May.
Round dates for the FA Cup and FA Trophy will be announced in due course. A full list of the 2023/24 Vanarama National League key dates are as follows:
• Fixture Release Day – Wednesday 5 July 2023, 1pm
• Opening Day – Saturday 5 August 2023
• Final Day – Saturday 20 April 2024
• Play-Off Eliminator A (5th v 6th) – Tuesday 23 April 2024
• Play-Eliminator B (4th v 7th) – Wednesday 24 April 2024
• Play-Off Semi-Finals – Sunday 28 April 2024
• National League Promotion Final – Saturday 4 May 2024
• National League North/South Promotion Finals – Sunday 5 May 2024