The return of football will be announced shortly, with the reveal of the A-League and Westfield W-League 2020/21 competition calendars.
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 means the majority of the season will be played concurrently with the grassroots football season.
161 men’s matches will be played over 23 weeks, with the Grand Final set for June, and 57 women’s games will finish with a Grand Final in April.
With the addition of Macarthur FC joining the league for their inaugural season this year, the men’s fixture list now features 12 teams.
Greg O’Rourke, Head of Leagues said:
“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.
”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.”
Matches will be broadcast live on the My Football Live App, FOX SPORTS and Kayo, with selected matches on ABC TV.
The full fixture schedule for both leagues, including broadcast details, is expected to be released in early November.
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