Toon - Welcome To The Championship

Last updated : 13 May 2016 By Footy Mad - Editor

Newcastle will get parachute payments from the Premier League for up to three years.

United will pocket around £40million from the Premier League next season, and the total figure, over three years, could be closer to £90million if the club fails to return to the top flight in that time.

United will kick of their Championship campaign on the weekend of August 6/7. The Premier League starts a week later.

Newcastle have never played newly-promoted Burton Albion in any competition. The Pirelli Stadium has a capacity of 6,912 ((2,034 seated).

The 19 other confirmed teams in next season's Championship are Aston Villa, Birmingham City, Blackburn Rovers, Brentford, Bristol City, Burton Albion, Cardiff City, Fulham, Huddersfield Town, Ipswich Town, Leeds United, Norwich City, Nottingham Forest, Preston North End, Queens Park Rangers, Reading, Rotherham United, Wigan Athletic and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Barnsley, Bradford City, Millwall and Walsall are in the League One play-offs. One of them will join United in the Championship.

Derby, Brighton and Hove Albion, Hull City, Sheffield Wednesday are vying for promotion to the Premier League through the play-offs. The three losing teams will stay in the Championship next season.