Sunderland beat Hartlepool 3-0 in a pre-season friendly on Wednesday, with Sam Allardyce expected to be named England manager.
Hartlepool have signed striker Lewis Alessandra following his recent release by Rochdale.
Defender Rob Jones has signed a new deal to stay at Hartlepool next season and will take on a player/coach's role.
Aston Villa's trip to Luton in the EFL Cup first round will be shown live on Sky Sports, as three other live games are announced.
Sky Bet League Two favourites Portsmouth will begin the 2016/17 season at home to Carlisle, while Doncaster go to Accrington.
Scroll back for key dates, reaction and the best of social media as the Sky Bet EFL fixtures for the 2016/17 season are revealed...
Hartlepool have signed forward Padraig Amond after he rejected an offer to stay with Grimsby.
Hartlepool have completed their sixth summer signing with the capture of defender Aristote Nsiala from Grimsby.
Hartlepool have signed teenage striker Jake Orrell from Chesterfield.
Hartlepool have signed midfielder Nicky Deverdics from Vanarama National League side Dover.
Hartlepool have signed teenage defensive duo Ben Pollock and James Martin following trials at the club.
Defender Matthew Bates has signed a new deal at Hartlepool.
Liverpool are English football's top team, according to the Sky Sports Ultimate League, and Arsenal have pulled level with United.
After another grueling Football League season came to an end on Monday, we run through the top stat from each of the 72 clubs involved.
Hartlepool United fans did their best to channel the force on Saturday after dressing up as storm troopers.
The English Football League has written to its member clubs with proposals for a new structure of four divisions below the Premier League.
Watch Jeff Stelling's March to the Arch tonight, a behind-the-scenes look at his 10-day walk for charity.
Plymouth warmed up for their Sky Bet League 2 play-off semi-final against Portsmouth by hammering Hartlepool 5-0.
Lee Brown hit a dramatic stoppage-time winner to help Bristol Rovers join Oxford in sealing promotion to League One.
Watch the goals and highlights from the last day of Sky Bet League Two as Oxford and Bristol Rovers were promoted to League One.