Tuesday 20th February, 2018 at 4:42pm
The SPFL today announced some key dates for Season 2018/19 and also confirmed the retention of the Ladbrokes Premiership winter break.
All four divisions will kick off on the weekend of Saturday August 4th, with the Premiership shutting down from Monday December 31st until Friday January 18th inclusive.
Season 2018/19 will begin with the group stage of the Betfred Cup in mid-July, as has been the case for the past two years. However, the Betfred Cup last 16 will be played on Saturday August 18th rather than the usual midweek slot due to a change in the UEFA competition dates.
Fixtures for the 2018/19 league season will be published in mid-June.
Betfred Cup group stage matches
Matchday 1 Saturday July 14th
Matchday 2 Midweek of July 17th/18th
Matchday 3 Saturday July 21st
Matchday 4 Midweek of July 24th/25th
Matchday 5 Saturday July 28th
Betfred Cup round 2
Saturday August 18th
Ladbrokes SPFL (all divisions)
Fixture round 1 – Saturday August 4th
Fixture round 2 – Saturday August 11th
Ladbrokes Premiership winter break
Monday December 31st until Friday January 18th
*All of the above dates are subject to live broadcast selections