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When does the 2023/24 season start?



The 2023/24 Bundesliga season begins on the weekend of August 18-20, 2023.

There is already information about when the next season in the Bundesliga, i.e. the 2023/24 season, will start. SPOX shows you the most important dates.

The current Bundesliga season is not even half played, the championship has been interrupted since December 13th because of the World Cup in Qatar – unusual since it is the first World Cup that is not taking place in summer as usual, but in winter . Only on January 20th does the 16th matchday finally start again.

But there is already information about when the 2023/24 season will start. Below there are at SPOX the answer to that.

Bundesliga: When does the 2023/24 season start

The 2023/24 Bundesliga season will start on August 18, 2023, with the first round of play extending until August 20, 2023. This was announced by the German Football Association (DFB) after its executive committee meeting on Friday in Frankfurt/Main and the Approval of the framework appointment calendar for 2023/24 announced.

Since next year there will be no World Cup in winter, there will be a “normal” winter break again next season. This will start on December 19th and 20th, 2023 – after the 16th Bundesliga and 17th second division matchday. The season in the football upper house will continue on January 12, 2024. The 61st Bundesliga season is then to end on May 18, 2024 with the 34th matchday, during which all 18 teams will be in action at the same time as usual.

The 2. Bundesliga will open even earlier than the Bundesliga – on July 28th. The second division teams return from the winter break on January 12, 2024 and conclude the season on May 19, 2024.

The start of the DFB Cup has already been scheduled. The first main round will take place on the weekend of August 11th to 14th, 2023. Round two will take place on October 31 and November 1, 2023, the round of 16 on December 5 and 6, the quarterfinals on January 30 and 31, 2024 and on February 6 and 7, 2024. The round of the last four goes on on April 2nd and 3rd, 2024, before the cup final is held in the Berlin Olympic Stadium on May 25th.

The DFL Supercup, in which the champions and cup winners or runners-up from the 2022/23 season compete against each other, is to be played on August 12, 2023. As in the current season, the two Supercup participants will make up for their first round games later, as the Supercup game is scheduled for the same day as the first round of the DFB Cup.

Bundesliga: The most important dates of the 2023/24 season

date occurrence
July 28, 2023 Opening of the second division season 2023/24
August 4-6, 2023 Opening third division season 2023/24
August 11-14, 2023 DFB Cup 1st round
August 12, 2023 DFB Supercup
August 18-20, 2023 Opening of the Bundesliga season 2023/24
October 31 and November 1, 2023 DFB Cup 2nd round
December 5th and 6th, 2023 DFB Cup Round of 16
December 17, 2023 Beginning of the winter break in the 2nd Bundesliga
December 20, 2023 Beginning of the winter break in the Bundesliga and 3rd division
January 12, 2024 Continuation Bundesliga
January 19, 2024 Continuation 2nd Bundesliga and 3rd League
January 30 and 31, 2024 and February 6 and 7, 2024 DFB Cup Quarterfinals
April 2nd and 3rd, 2024 DFB Cup semifinals
May 18, 2024 Last day of play Bundesliga and 3rd division
May 19, 2024 Last match day 2. Bundesliga
May 25, 2024 DFB Cup Final
22 and 29 May 2024 Relegation Bundesliga/2. Bundesliga and 2nd Bundesliga/3rd division