Dates for your diary: The 2016-17 fixture schedule

Friday 27 May 2016
Arsenal won the 2016 SSE Women's FA Cup at Wembley Stadium

The FA has released the fixture schedule for 2016-17.

While the date of the 2017 Emirates FA Cup Final and Play-Off dates have still to be confirmed, there are a number of other key dates for your diary.

The Premier League season gets under way on Saturday 13 August, with The FA Community Shield, between Leicester City and Manchester United, taking place the Sunday before.

The Emirates FA Cup begins with the extra preliminary round on Saturday 6 August – the same day the Football League and National League seasons commence.

One of the most loved weekends in the English football calendar is FA Cup third round weekend, which for next season has been scheduled for Saturday 7 January.

The SSE Women’s FA Cup Final takes place on Saturday 13 May, with The FA Vase and Trophy Finals both taking place on Sunday 21 May.

Next season’s UEFA Champions League final is on Saturday 3 June.

By FA Staff