SPFL confirms 2016-17 leagues kick-off date

Scott Brown
The SPFL league seasons kick-off in early August

The SPFL has confirmed its four league competitions begin the 2016-17 season the weekend of Saturday, 6 August 2016.

This follows the group stages of the revamped Scottish League Cup, eight groups of five teams playing each other once in a round-robin format in July.

This 80-game group stage will involve all 38 teams not involved in Uefa qualifiers, plus winners of this season's Highland and Lowland Leagues.

Premiership clubs also enjoy a three-week winter break in January 2017.

The full fixture lists for the 2016-17 SPFL league season are expected to be announced in June.

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