Bristol City 2023/24 Championship fixtures revealed - Season starts against PNE as key games confirmed

Bristol City’s 2023/24 schedule for the Championship has been confirmed.
Bristol City begin against Preston North End. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)Bristol City begin against Preston North End. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
Bristol City begin against Preston North End. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Bristol City's 2023/24 Championship campaign will begin with a home match against Preston North End on Saturday, August 5.

The Robins are to start their season at home, mainly owing to the Bristol Balloon Fiesta being in the second week of August, and so their campaign will start against Ryan Lowe's Lilywhites. Nigel Pearson's side did the double over PNE last year, beating them 2-1 at Ashton Gate, before winning by the same scoreline at Deepdale.

The first Severnside Derby match of the season against Cardiff City is on Saturday, October 28, and will be played in South Wales. The reverse fixture comes on Saturday, March 2 at Ashton Gate.

Nigel Pearson will manage at the King Power Arena for the first time since leaving in 2015 on Saturday, September 23. Bristol City are away on Boxing Day, facing Watford, but are at home against Millwall on New Years Day, which is a repeat of the 2021/22 campaign.

Good Friday is on March 29, and Easter Monday is on April 1 this year, and those Easter fixtures are Leicester City at home on the Friday, and then a trip to Plymouth Argyle on the Monday.

City's season concludes at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday, May 4 against Stoke City. If you’re an optimistic supporter, then Sat, May 27, 2023 is the date of the Championship play-off final.

There will be two home matches and two away games in August, with Bristol City travelling to Millwall on Saturday, August 12, whilst the Balloon Fiesta is on, and then a week later they face Birmingham City on Saturday, August 19. The month is rounded off with a trip to Hull City on Saturday, August 26, with potentially a second round Carabao Cup fixture. A trip to Swansea City on Saturday, September 2, which is subject to change because of police advice, completes the first block of fixtures before the first international break of the campaign.

AUGUST

Aug 5th - Preston North End H

Sat, Aug 12th - Millwall A

Sat, Aug 19th- Birmingham City H

Sat, Aug 26th - Hull City A

SEPTEMBER

Sat, Sep 2nd - Swansea City A

Sat, Sep 16th - West Bromwich Albion H

Tue, Sep 19th - Plymouth Argyle H

Sat, Sep 23rd - Leicester City A

Saturday, Sep 30 - Stoke City (H)

Wednesday, Sep 27th - Carabao Cup Round Three

OCTOBER

Wed, Oct 4th - Rotherham United A

Sat, Oct 7th - Leeds United A

Sat, Oct 21st - Coventry City H

Wed, Oct 25th - Ipswich Town H

Sat, Oct 28th - Cardiff City A

NOVEMBER

Sat, Nov 4th - Sheffield Wednesday H

Sat, Nov 11th - Queens Park Rangers A

Sat, Nov 25th - Middlesbrough H

Wed, Nov 29th - Southampton A

DECEMBER

Sat, Dec 2nd - Norwich City H

Sat, Dec 9th - Huddersfield Town A

Tue, Dec 12th - Blackburn Rovers A

Sat, Dec 16th - Sunderland H

Sat, Dec 23rd - Hull City H

Tue, Dec 26th - Watford A

Fri, Dec 29th - Birmingham City A

JANUARY

Mon, Jan 1st - Millwall H

Sat, Jan 13th - Preston North End A

Sat, Jan 20th - Watford H

FEBRUARY

Sat, Feb 3rd - Leeds United H

Sat, Feb 10th - Middlesbrough A

Tue, Feb 13th - Southampton H

Sat, Feb 17th - Queens Park Rangers H

Sat, Feb 24th - Sheffield Wednesday A

MARCH

Saturday, Mar 2nd - Cardiff City H

Tue, Mar 5th - Ipswich Town A

Sat, Mar 9th - Swansea City H

Sat, Mar 16 - West Bromwich Albion A

Fri, Mar 29th - Leicester City H

APRIL

Mon, Apr 1st - Plymouth Argyle A

Sat, Apr 6th - Sunderland A

Wed, Apr 10th - Blackburn Rovers H

Sat, Apr 13th - Huddersfield Town H

Sat, Apr 20th - Norwich City A

Sat, Apr 27th - Rotherham United H

MAY

Sat, May 4th - Stoke City ASat, May 25th - Emirates FA Cup Final