League Two fixtures 2016-17: Blackpool host Exeter City on opening day

The 2015-16 season saw several protests by Blackpool supporters against the club's owners

Relegated Blackpool will begin life in League Two with a home match against Exeter City, five years after they were relegated from the Premier League.

Doncaster, who also came down from League One last season, travel to Accrington on Saturday, 6 August.

National League champions Cheltenham host Leyton Orient, while Grimsby mark their return to the Football League with a home game against Morecambe.

Carlisle fans face a 700-mile opening weekend round trip to Portsmouth.

The Cumbrians then host Plymouth Argyle on the second Saturday of the season, a 780-mile round journey for supporters of the Pilgrims.

EFL fixtures released
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Last season's losing play-off finalists Plymouth begin their campaign at home to Luton.

Crewe, who finished bottom of the third tier, visit Stevenage and fellow relegated side Colchester are away at Hartlepool.

The first meeting between Portsmouth and Blackpool, relegated from the top flight in 2010 and 2011 respectively, comes on Saturday, 27 September at Bloomfield Road.

Opening weekend fixtures (Saturday, 6 August - 15:00 BST)
Accrington Stanley v Doncaster Rovers
Blackpool v Exeter City
Cambridge United v Barnet
Cheltenham Town v Leyton Orient
Crawley Town v Wycombe Wanderers
Grimsby Town v Morecambe
Hartlepool United v Colchester United
Newport County v Mansfield Town
Plymouth Argyle v Luton Town
Portsmouth v Carlisle United
Stevenage v Crewe Alexandra
Yeovil Town v Notts County
Club-by-club League Two fixtures
Accrington StanleyHartlepool United
BarnetLeyton Orient
BlackpoolLuton Town
Cambridge UnitedMansfield Town
Carlisle UnitedMorecambe
Cheltenham TownNewport County
Colchester UnitedNotts County
Crawley TownPlymouth Argyle
Crewe AlexandraPortsmouth
Doncaster RoversStevenage
Exeter CityWycombe Wanderers
Grimsby TownYeovil Town

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