A-League sets start date
The 2020-21 A-League and W-League seasons will commence on December 27th, Football Federation Australia confirmed today.
For the first time in the competitions’ history, the two leagues will begin in summer and on the same date, Sunday 27 December 2020. The new calendar also mean that the majority of the season will be played concurrently with the grassroots football season.
The 161 men’s matches will be played over 23 weeks, with the Grand Final set for June, and the women’s 57 games will finish with a Grand Final in April.
Greg O’Rourke, head of Leagues was delighted to have the season start dates locked in.
“This year’s calendar sees us kicking off two seasons of Australia’s best football on the same day, right in the middle of summer," he said.
”The men’s competition now features 12 teams, including three in Sydney and three in Melbourne, meaning more derbies, more intensity and more fans.
“With families at home together during the holiday season, great weather, and games broadcast live on multiple platforms, there are so many ways for fans to be close to the action, at home or in the stadium.”