The EFL have confirmed key dates ahead of the 2017/18 Season.
Fixtures for the 2017/18 season are set to be announced on Wednesday 21st June – with the Mariners getting their Sky Bet League Two campaign underway on Saturday 5th August.
The EFL Play-Off Finals will then take place on successive days at Wembley Stadium over a Bank Holiday weekend in May, starting with the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final on Saturday 26th, ahead of the season finale for Sky Bet League One on Sunday 27th and Sky Bet League Two on Monday 28th May. The order of the Play-Offs has been reversed – i.e the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final will take place on the Saturday - to assist with international call-ups ahead of the 2018 World Cup.
Supporters will have plenty of opportunities to watch Town play over the festive period with full fixture programmes on Saturday 23rd December, Boxing Day, Saturday 30th December and Monday 1st January 2018.
Round One of the EFL Cup – which will be known as the Carabao Cup next season - will take place immediately after the season openers, with midweek slots on week commencing Monday 7th August. The majority of Premier League teams will join the competition from Round Two although those competing in European competitions will join in Round Three. The 2018 final is scheduled for Sunday 25th February.
The 2017/18 Checkatrade Trophy will begin towards the end of opening month, with the first round of fixtures scheduled for week commencing Monday 28th August.
Key Dates - 2017/18
Sky Bet EFL fixtures announced: 21st June 2017
Sky Bet EFL season starts: weekend of 5th August 2017
Carabao Cup starts: week commencing 7th August 2017
Checkatrade Trophy starts: week commencing 28th August 2017
Sky Bet EFL regular season ends: weekend of 5th May 2018
Sky Bet EFL Play-Off Finals: weekend of 26th - 28th May 2018
Pre Season Fixtures
4/7/17 - Cleethorpes Town (A)
6/7/17 - Grimsby Borough (A)
11/7/17 - Stamford Town (Lincs Senior Cup) (A)
15/7/17 - Barnsley (H)
18/7/17 - Bideford AFC (A)
20/7/17 - Tavistock (A)
22/7/17 - Boston United (A)
25/7/17 - Blackburn Rovers (H)
29/7/17 - Wigan Athletic (H)