Supporters can now begin to eye up some potential away trips for the 2023/24 season, with the EFL end-of-season play-off winners having been decided over the bank holiday weekend.
In the League One final on Monday, Barnsley suffered last-gasp heartache in extra time against Sheffield Wednesday, meaning that they will remain in the third tier next term.
Meanwhile, in League Two’s showpiece tie at Wembley, Carlisle United overcame Stockport County on penalties to secure their promotion back to the division that they last competed in in 2013/14.
Those sides make up two of the 23 clubs that the Addicks will face in the league next term and there will be some interesting fixtures to look out for when we receive our league schedule at 9am on Thursday, June 22nd.
Staying with Carlisle and, as well as being the longest trip of the season at a whopping 658 miles return from The Valley, there is also some historic significance. On three occasions – in 1981, 1986 and 2012 – the club have secured promotion on the day of an away fixture against the Cumbrians. Hopefully that provides some good omens ahead of the new campaign.
With Leyton Orient back in the third tier as well, having been crowned League Two champions last month, it means fans have a London derby to look forward to in 2023/24.
The Addicks haven’t faced the O’s in league action since the 2011/12 campaign and the trip to the Breyer Group Stadium represents our shortest league journey of the season at just 16 miles return from SE7.
Also joining the League One pack following promotion from League Two are Northampton Town, who took two seasons to bounce back after relegation in 2021, and Stevenage, who, like Carlisle, haven’t competed in the third tier since 2013/14.
Coming down from the Championship, Blackpool and Wigan Athletic are back in League One after two and one-year spells in the second tier respectively, whilst Reading will play third-tier football for the first time in 21 years following their relegation at the start of May.
The biggest stadium in League One is now Derby County’s Pride Park, with only that and Bolton Wanderers’ Toughsheet Community Stadium having a greater capacity than The Valley. At the other end of the scale, Fleetwood’s Highbury Stadium now has the smallest capacity in the division.
Fleetwood will be entering their 10th consecutive season in League One, making them the third tier’s longest-serving club.
Fans who follow Charlton to every away fixture of the 2023/24 league season will, based on starting and ending their journeys at The Valley, rack up an incredible 6,862 miles.
Supporters are reminded that season tickets for the 2023/24 campaign are on sale, with the club’s phase-one ticket price deadline coming at 11.59pm on Friday, June 2nd.
Adult season tickets purchased in phase one start at as little as £285 - equating to just £12.39 per game.
Season tickets will go on sale at phase-two pricing at 11am on Monday, June 5th, with an adult season ticket available for £310, which equates to £13.48 per game.
As part of the phase two pricing there have been minimal increases to Zone One as the club looks to bring the difference in the pricing of zones closer together, based on feedback from supporters.