The Football League is to mark the 125th anniversary of its first season (1888/89) with a programme of special anniversary league fixtures to be played on the opening weekend of the 2013/14 campaign.With a brand new online ticket facility, making it easier than ever to purchase from Burnley FC, now is the time to get a season ticket. And thanks to our fantastic online only offer, adult season ticket prices are available from as little as £340, which works out at under £15 per match!
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(Dates & kick-off times subject to confirmation)
Rochdale v Hartlepool United
Newport County v Accrington Stanley
Preston North End v Wolverhampton Wanderers Sheffield United v Notts County
Derby County v Blackburn Rovers
Burnley v Bolton Wanderers
Anniversary Fixture Programme:
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The remainder of the 2013/14 Football League fixture programme will be announced at 9.00am on June 19.
“We look forward to celebrating 125 years of incredible matches, unforgettable moments and intense footballing rivalry.”
“Our clubs and their supporters are the heartbeat of the domestic game, giving English league football a breadth and popularity that is unrivalled anywhere in the world.
“For 125 years, Football League clubs have delivered a compelling spectacle, week after week. In the process, attracting a total audience of more than 2.2 billion people and building indelible relationships with their local communities.
In announcing the 125th Anniversary fixtures, Football League Chairman Greg Clarke said:
In League 2, Accrington Stanley will visit The Football League’s newest ground and newest member - Rodney Parade the home of the re-formed Newport County. While Hartlepool United will visit Rochdale in the 137th encounter between the two clubs - the most played Football League match between current members.
Also in League 1, the world’s oldest Football League club, Notts County will be the visitors at the world’s oldest professional football ground – Bramall Lane, home of Sheffield United.
Another of the original grounds, Deepdale, will host the meeting of founder members Preston North End and Wolverhampton Wanderers in League 1.
Derby County, League champions in 1972 and 1975 will host Blackburn Rovers, champions of England in 1912, 1914 and 1995.
In the Championship four founder members will go head-to-head with Lancashire rivals Burnley and Bolton Wanderers set to play each other at Turf Moor, one of only three grounds used in the 1888/89 league season that is still in use today. The two clubs have met each other in league football on 114 occasions.
The six matches - two in each division - will feature a number of the founder members of the world's original league football competition, as well as other pairings of historical significance.