Premier League Fixture: The 2022/2023 Season – The 2021/2022 Premier League season will be the final campaign of this decade before the league’s structure changes. The upcoming season will see the number of teams in the top flight decrease from 20 to 18 clubs, which means that only three clubs will be relegated at the end of the campaign. The 2021/2022 season will also introduce a new summer schedule, with matches starting earlier than usual so Premiership football will still continue through most of July and August. Each team will play one home and one away game against each other club in their group, home and away, over 33 rounds. This means there won’t be any midweek matches during this season. The third-to-last round of fixtures (36th) falls on Boxing Day, while New Year’s Day features no league games for the first time since 2000.
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Fixture Release Dates For The 2022/2023 Premier League Season
The full fixture list for the 2022/2023 season will be released on Friday 6th June 2022. The fixtures for the 2022/2023 season will be released on Friday 6th June 2022 and the final round of games will take place on Saturday 28th May 2023. Each team will play a total of 33 games in the next Premier League season, with each team playing one home and one away game against each of the other 19 teams in their league.
Key Changes For The 2022/2023 Season
There will be three fewer teams in the Premier League as part of a plan to expand the number of teams in the Football League from 88 to 100. The Premier League will be reduced from 20 clubs to 18 clubs in one reduction in two seasons, with three teams relegated at the end of the 2021/2022 campaign and the three teams finishing at the bottom of the table at the end of the 2022/2023 season also going down. Starting with the 2022/23 season, the Premier League will no longer be a winter league. The season will kick off on Friday 13th August 2022 and end on Sunday 16th May 2023. The new season will be 10 weeks longer, with each team playing 33 games compared to the current format of 30 games per season.
Short Term Changes For The 2022/2023 Season
The 2022/2023 season will see the return of Boxing Day football to the Premier League. For the first time since the year 2000, no PL matches will be played on New Year’s Day. The 2022/2023 season will be the final season where clubs will earn £95 million each from their participation in the Premier League. The PL clubs’ solidarity payment will be £76 million (up from £61 million in the current campaign), while the central commercial revenue paid out to the clubs will rise to £209 million (up from £173 million in the current season).
Long Term Changes For The 2023/2024 Season
The Premier League will revert to a traditional August-May season from the 2023/2024 campaign. Following the introduction of a new format for the 2022/23 season, no decision has been taken yet on the timing of the next campaign. The 2023/24 season will be the first under the new commercial deals that have been agreed with the PL’s domestic and overseas partners and will also be the first under the new PL broadcasting rights contracts that have been signed following the conclusion of extensive negotiations with broadcasters.
The 2022/2023 season will be the last before the Premier League’s structure changes. The upcoming campaign will see the number of teams in the top flight decrease from 20 to 18 clubs. The reduction will mean that only three clubs will be relegated at the end of the season. The league will also start at the beginning of August and run until May, giving the top flight a longer season. This change will allow the Premier League to take advantage of its popularity abroad and increase commercial revenue.