SPFL share key dates for 2023/24 season; winter break details revealed

By Lewis Laird

December 22, 2022

The SPFL have shared the important key dates for the 2023/24 campaign, including when the winter break will take place.

Ange Postecoglou’s side are very much in the midst of focusing on retaining their Scottish Premiership title, with just under half of this season’s games being played.

And the Bhoys will also be looking to pick up further silverware, with the Viaplay and Scottish Cup still up for grabs.

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So the 2023/24 campaign won’t be anywhere near the minds of this Celtic squad, given Postecoglou’s approach of focusing on one game at a time.

However, away from the playing side of things, there are plenty of details which need to be confirmed in order for the clubs in the Scottish top-flight to be prepared in advance.

For example, teams will need to have pre-season or winter break plans in place, to get geared up for next season.

With that in mind, on Wednesday afternoon, the SPFL confirmed some of the key dates for clubs and supporters well in advance of the 2023/24 campaign.

In the statement, the league association announced the official date that next season will get underway, along with when the Viaplay Cup final and winter break will take place.

Here are some of the crucial details you may want to be aware of:


Fixture round 1
Weekend of August 5/6, 2023

Winter break
January 3-19, 2024

Fixture round 33
Weekend of April 13/14, 2024

Fixture round 38
Weekend of May 18/19, 2024

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Second round
Weekend of August 19/20, 2023

Midweek of September 26-28, 2023

Weekend of November 4/5, 2023

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Key dates revealed with cup final and winter break returning to original posts.

After an unprecedented year for football across the globe due to a World Cup taking place in the winter, things appear to be going back to normality in Scottish Football.

The 2022/23 season saw the winter break take place between November 12th – December 15th, whilst the Viaplay cup final will be played in February next year.

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But next campaign’s winter break and cup final are heading back to their original spots in the Scottish Football calendar.

Supporters have become well accustomed to the league cup final just before Christmas, before the club’s head on a short break the following month.

So I am sure we will all but somewhat happy to see the schedule return to its normal self.

You would imagine now that we are aware of the official start date of next season and when the campaign will be paused, then plans can begin to be put in place for potential trips abroad in the summer and in January.

For now, all of our focus can strictly be on achieving more trophy success under Ange Postecoglou in 2023.

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