Swansea City fixture release | Championship 2022-23
Swansea City will kick-off the 2022-23 Sky Bet Championship campaign with an away fixture against newly-promoted Rotherham United on July 30.
The trip to south Yorkshire will mark the first time the two clubs have ever met on the opening weekend of a league season, with the Swans and Millers having first locked horns back in 1951.
It will be Swansea’s third trip to the AESSEAL New York Stadium. They suffered a 2-1 defeat there during the 2018-19 campaign, but emerged dominant 3-1 victors on their last visit during the 2020-21 season.
Incredibly, this is the 14th time in the last 16 seasons that the Swans have started a league campaign away from SA1.
The Swans have enjoyed a fine record on the opening day over the last decade. Since the start of the 2012-13 season they have lost just twice at the outset of a new term.
The two south Wales derbies are set for October 22 and April 1 respectively. Swansea – who completed the first league double in the fixture’s 110-year history last season – host the first of those games at the Swansea.com Stadium, with the return match taking place at Cardiff City Stadium.
The festive fixtures see a Boxing Day trip to face Reading at the Select Car Leasing Stadium, before Watford head to SA1 for the final game of 2022 and Burnley head to the Swansea.com Stadium to kick off 2023 on New Year’s Day.
The final game of a unique season – which includes a run of three consecutive weekends without a league game during November and December owing to the winter World Cup in Qatar, sees Swansea play host to West Bromwich Albion on May 6.
After the trip to Rotherham, head coach Russell Martin and his squad will host Blackburn Rovers in the first home league game of the season a week later on August 6.
The Carabao Cup first round will be played the following midweek – the draw for which takes place this afternoon at 2.30pm – ahead of a trip to Blackpool.
There are four further league games during a busy August. Millwall and Luton Town head to SA1 on Tuesday, August 16 and Saturday, August 20 respectively, while trips to Middlesbrough and Stoke City round out the month.
September commences with a home game against Queens Park Rangers and a trip to Birmingham City, before another Swansea.com Stadium double header as Sheffield United and Hull City make the trip to south Wales in the final games before a designated international break.
There are two away trips at the outset of October as the Swans head to West Brom and Watford, before promoted Sunderland visit for the first time since the 2016-17 season.
There are four other fixtures in a relentless month; a trip to Burnley is followed by a home game against Reading and the eagerly-anticipated first south Wales derby of the 2022-23 season.
A trip to Bristol City ends October, and another away trip starts November as the Swans head to Deepdale to face Preston.
Games against Wigan - last season's League One champions - at home and Huddersfield away follow before the season pauses for the global showpiece in Qatar.
There are no league games between the trip to the Terriers on November 12 and the home game against Norwich on December 10 which resumes the campaign against the Canaries, who Swans boss Martin and assistant Gill featured for during their playing careers.
Swansea then head to Coventry – scene of a stand-out win last term – before that run of festive fixtures against Reading, Watford and Burnley.
January continues with the long away trip to Sunderland, and the more manageable trip to Queens Park Rangers.
A pair of home games follow. Stoke visit the Swansea.com Stadium to round out the first month of the calendar year, while Birmingham head to south Wales to kickstart February’s schedule.
The four further games that month are away trips to Sheffield United and Blackburn, and home games against Blackpool and Rotherham.
There are four games in March, which starts with a trip to Luton. That is followed by a home game against Middlesbrough, an away meeting with Millwall and the hosting of Bristol City.
Following an international break the Swans head to Cardiff City Stadium, while the Easter fixtures see a home clash with Coventry on Good Friday followed by a trip to Wigan on Easter Monday.
Martin’s side then host beaten play-off finalists Huddersfield and Preston, before long trips to Norwich and Hull round off Swansea’s travels for the season ahead of the finale back on home turf against the Baggies.
*Please note all fixtures are subject to change.
More information regarding ticketing for the 2022-23 season will be released shortly.
In addition to this, mascot packages and match-by-match hospitality packages will be available to purchase from Monday, July 4 at 10am.
Swansea City’s 2022-23 Championship fixtures
(Subject to change)
Saturday, July 30 – Rotherham United (A)
Saturday, August 6 – Blackburn Rovers (H)
Saturday, August 13 – Blackpool (A)
Tuesday, August 16 – Millwall (H)
Saturday, August 20 – Luton Town (H)
Saturday, August 27 – Middlesbrough (A)
Saturday, August 31 – Stoke City (A)
Saturday, September 3 – Queens Park Rangers (H)
Saturday, September 10 – Birmingham City (A)
Tuesday, September 13 – Sheffield United (H)
Saturday, September 17 – Hull City (H)
Saturday, October 1 – West Bromwich Albion (A)
Wednesday, October 5 – Watford (A)
Saturday, October 8 – Sunderland (H)
Saturday, October 15 – Burnley (A)
Tuesday, October 18 – Reading (H)
Saturday, October 22 – Cardiff City (H)
Saturday, October 29 – Bristol City (A)
Tuesday, November 1 – Preston North End (A)
Saturday November 5 – Wigan Athletic (H)
Saturday, November 12 – Huddersfield Town (A)
Fifa World Cup 2022 Break
Saturday, December 10 – Norwich City (H)
Saturday, December 17 – Coventry City (A)
Monday, December 26 – Reading (A)
Thursday, December 29 – Watford (H)
Sunday, January 1 – Burnley (H)
Saturday, January 14 – Sunderland (A)
Saturday, January 21 – Queens Park Rangers (A)
Saturday, January 28 – Stoke City (H)
Saturday, February 4 – Birmingham City (H)
Saturday, February 11 – Sheffield United (A)
Wednesday, February 15 – Blackpool (H)
Saturday, February 18 – Blackburn Rovers (A)
Saturday, February 25 – Rotherham United (H)
Saturday, March 4 – Luton Town (A)
Saturday, March 11 – Middlesbrough (H)
Tuesday, March 14 – Millwall (A)
Saturday, March 18 – Bristol City (H)
Saturday, April 1 – Cardiff City (A)
Friday, April 7 – Coventry City (H)
Monday April 10 – Wigan Athletic (A)
Saturday, April 15 – Huddersfield Town (H)
Wednesday, April 19 – Preston North End (H)
Saturday, April 22 – Norwich City (A)
Saturday, April 29 – Hull City (A)
Saturday, May 6 – West Bromwich Albion (H)