Date: 15th June 2016 at 8:58am
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The Premier League have announced the initial fixture dates for the new 2016/17 campaign.

AFC Bournemouth kick off the new season at Dean Court against Manchester United.

In October, AFC Bournemouth are set to face two of the sides promoted from the Championship with Hull making the trip to the south coast before the Cherries make the trip to Middlesbrough.

Southampton make the short trip through the New Forest and into Dorset in December, before AFC Bournemouth make the trip back to St Mary’s on April Fools Day.

The Cherries will end the campaign away to the current Premier League champions Leicester.

For the full fixture list visit afcb.co.uk.

This list however is not definitive as in a few weeks time Sky and BT Sports will begin to make their selections for the opening months of the new season and undoubtedly making numerous changes.

The 2016/17 season is the start of the new television rights deal where Sky Sports and BT Sport paid a combined total of £5.1 billion for the rights to show games live in the UK.

Once international broadcasting rights were sold the Premier League have signed deals worth £8.3 billion.

168 games will be shown live in the UK, with Sky Sports showing 126 matches per season (having paid £4.176 billion) and BT Sport showing the remaining 42 games (having paid £960 million).

For the first time in the Premier League there will also be 10 Friday night evening games, as well as the now traditional Saturday lunch time and evening games, along with the Sunday and Monday fixtures.

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