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Key Cup Competition Dates Confirmed For The Season

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The Football Association have confirmed when the FA Cup rounds and Non-League finals day will take place during the 2017/18 season.

The FA Cup starts in under 50 days time with the competition getting under way on August 5 with the extra preliminary round.

Winners of that round will then go forth to the preliminary round on August 19, with the first qualifying round on September 2.

The second qualifying round is on September 16, with the third qualifying round two weeks later on September 30.

National League sides will enter the competition in the fourth qualifying round, on October 14, with League Two and League One teams coming into the cup for the first round on November 4.

The second round will be held on December 2 and the famous third round, when Championship and Premier League teams enter the competition, will be on January 6.

The fourth round will January 27, with the fifth round on February 17.

Quarter-final day will be on March 17, with the semi-finals on April 21, and the final on May 19.

Last season both Sutton United and Lincoln City represented Non-League during their fine cup runs and other teams will be hoping they can do the same.

The day after that cup final, Non-League finals day will take place at Wembley, with the FA Vase and Trophy finals once again happening back to back on the say day.

Non-League Finals Day to be on Sunday May 20th next season. FA Vase & FA Trophy Finals to be played on the same day for 3rd successive year. https://t.co/g8XMhiTRnu


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