TAMPA, Fla. – The USL Championship announce Thursday that the 2021 regular season will begin on or about May 1, have the teams split in to four divisions and will contain a 32-game campaign running across 27 weeks through the end of October.

Playoffs are scheduled for November.

In voting for a flexible start date, the league’s board of governors have approved for clubs to begin play anywhere between April 24 and May 15.

Further announcements on scheduling, divisional alignment and playoff structure will be made in the coming months and the league will continue to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic crises in the event that alterations to the format need to be made.