Sky Bet Championship fixtures 2016/17
Last Updated: 22/06/16 3:10pm
Rafa Benitez's Newcastle United will kick off the Sky Bet Championship season at Fulham's Craven Cottage on Friday, August 5, live on Sky Sports.
Norwich and Aston Villa start their bids to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking with away trips. The Canaries go to Blackburn Rovers and Villa have a tricky trip - live on Sky Sports on Sunday, August 7 - to beaten play-off finalists Sheffield Wednesday.
Championship fixtures 2016/17 - click on your club
Aston Villa fixtures
Bristol City fixtures
Burton Albion fixtures
Nottingham Forest fixtures
Sheffield Wednesday fixtures
Leeds begin their season away at Queens Park Rangers and are also on Sky Sports on the opening Sunday afternoon.
Newly-promoted Burton Albion's first ever game in the second tier is at Nottingham Forest's City Ground, while Wigan go to Bristol City and Barnsley travel to Ipswich Town.
On the final Saturday game of the season, Newcastle host Barnsley, Villa are at home to Brighton, and Norwich face QPR at Carrow Road.
In Sky Bet League One, Ched Evans, back in football with Chesterfield, will face his old club Sheffield United in November, and then in the last game of the season. Milton Keynes Dons' first meeting of the season with AFC Wimbledon will take place on 10 December.
Sky Bet League Two favourites Portsmouth will begin the 2016/17 season at home to Carlisle, while Doncaster go to Accrington.
Opening weekend fixtures:
Fri 5 Aug
Fulham v Newcastle United
Sat 6 Aug
Birmingham City v Cardiff City
Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City
Bristol City v Wigan Athletic
Derby County v Brighton and Hove Albion
Huddersfield Town v Brentford
Ipswich Town v Barnsley
Nottingham Forest v Burton Albion
Reading v Preston North End
Rotherham United v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Sunday 7 Aug
Queens Park Rangers v Leeds United
Sheffield Wednesday v Aston Villa
Final day fixtures:
Aston Villa v Brighton
Brentford v Blackburn Rovers
Bristol City v Birmingham City
Burton Albion v Reading
Huddersfield Town v Cardiff City
Newcastle United v Barnsley
Norwich City v Queens Park Rangers
Nottingham Forest v Ipswich Town
Rotherham United v Derby County
Sheffield Wednesday v Fulham
Wigan Athletic v Leeds United
Wolverhampton v Preston North End
Sky Sports has exclusively live coverage of the Sky Bet EFL in 2016/17 including all the drama of the Sky Bet Play-Offs.