The Premier League has confirmed broadcast selection periods for the 2022/23 season.
West Ham United’s opening fixture of the upcoming campaign has already been moved for live television coverage, with the first home game against Manchester City now scheduled for Sunday 7 August at 4.30pm.
The visit of the Premier League champions to London Stadium - to be played in front of a record 62,500 capacity crowd - will be screened live in the UK by Sky Sports and across the world by the Premier League’s international broadcast partners.
The Premier League and its clubs will announce further broadcast selections in due course, with the season broken into periods.
Selections for August and September should be completed by Tuesday 5 July.
And supporters can expect to be informed of broadcast selections for periods two to eight between the following dates:
|Period of matches||Provisional announcement date|
|Matchweek 35||23 March|
|Matchweek 36||30 March|
|Matchweek 37||7 April|
|Matchweek 38||Post Matchweek 37|
West Ham United are also competing in the UEFA Europa Conference League group stage in 2022/23, with the first and second legs scheduled to take place on Thursday 18 and 25 August respectively.
Supporters should note that the Premier League fixtures held in the weekend match round following each leg will be moved as a minimum to a Sunday. Further details will be provided when broadcast selections are made.
The following fixtures (original dates in brackets) take place in match rounds following UEFA Europa Conference League play-off round ties and are therefore subject to change:
- West Ham United v Brighton & Hove Albion (Saturday 20 August)
- Aston Villa v West Ham United (Saturday 27 August)
With regard to the domestic cup competitions, West Ham will enter the EFL Cup at the third-round stage, which will be held in the week commencing 7 November. The draw is expected to be held following the completion of the second round on or around 25 August.
The Hammers’ FA Cup campaign will also begin in the third round, which will be played over the weekend of 7/8 January 2023. Replays will be held in the third and fourth rounds.
Domestic football will take a six-week break between Sunday 13 November and Monday 26 December for the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals in Qatar.