Plymouth Argyle will kick-start next season on September 12

    The EFL made the final decision in a meeting today

    The EFL has confirmed that the next season can begin on September 12, meaning Plymouth Argyle can finally start their League One campaign.

    The 2020-21 campaign will end on the 8th and 9th of May, with the play-off finals reverting back to the Spring Bank Holiday weekend.

    Action in the Premier League is due to start again on the same weekend.

    A statement from the EFL says:

    "The EFL can confirm that the 2020/21 Season will get underway across the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two on the weekend of 12 September.

    "The 2020/21 season will conclude on the 8 and 9 May 2021, with the Sky Bet Play-Off Finals reverting back to the Spring Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May.

    "Work is currently underway in respect of fixture scheduling and details will be announced in due course as to when full fixture lists for 2020/21 will be made available."

    Ticket information for the League One campaign has now been updated, and Argyle say current season-ticket holders can renew for the next season from 10am on Monday (July 27).

    A statement posted by the club says:

    "The club would like to thank the Green Army for their patience and support during these unprecedented times.

    "As a token of our gratitude, we have frozen prices for 20/21 renewals, meaning that season-ticket holders at Home Park will pay no extra to watch the Pilgrims compete back in the third tier.

    "In addition, based on supporter feedback, we have reduced the cost of an under-23 season-ticket, in order to make following the Greens more affordable for young adults.

    "With the finer details on how supporters can attend our League One fixtures still to be ironed out in the coming weeks, we have done our best to deliver a ticketing option which takes supporters’ preferences into account, and prepares for all eventualities.

    "Due to the likelihood that capacity restrictions will be in place during the season, we have taken the difficult decision to suspend new season-ticket applications, as well as flexi tickets, 1886 memberships, and individual match tickets, until such a time that capacity restrictions are lifted.

    "The initial loyalty renewal phase will run until Friday, August 14, and priority access to games in a restricted capacity scenario will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis - so season-ticket holders are encouraged to renew at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

    "In the event that season-ticket renewals do not meet the initial reduced capacity at Home Park, a limited run of season-tickets will be made available for new season-ticket applications.

    "The club will, of course, place staff and supporter safety at the highest priority during our preparations, ensuring that we adhere to the guidance laid out in the Sports Grounds Safety Authority’s ‘planning for social distancing at sports grounds’ document.

    "Should fixtures need to be played behind-closed-doors at any time throughout the season, season-ticket holders will be provided with a pass to stream the fixture live on iFollow Argyle, or via an equivalent streaming service (EFL rules and regulations permitting)."

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