Diary dates FOOTBALL LEAGUE DATES FOR NEXT SEASON Fixtures Released Fixtures will be released on June 17th 2011. Season Start The 2011/2012 Football League season will start on Saturday August 6th 2011. League Cup Dates1st Round August 9/10th, 2nd Round August 23/24th, 3rd Round September 20/21st, 4th Round October 25/26th, Quarter-Finals November 29/30th. Semi-Finals (1) January 10/11th, Semi-Finals (2) January 24/25th, Final February 26th.Christmas MatchesThere will be a game on Boxing Day. New Years Eve and January 2nd 2012.Season finishes Championship April 28/29th due to Euro 2012, League One & Two May 5/6thPlay-OffsChampionship Final at Wembley - Saturday May 19th 2012League One and League Two - Weekend of May 26th and 27th 2012.