Fixtures for the upcoming season have been announced.
Opening day should see Ards travel to Seaview to face Champions Crusaders.
A home fixture against the same side at Clandeboye Park will see the pre-split ties completed in March.
A boxing day trip away to Institute will be followed by Dungannon Swifts away on Saturday Dec 29th and New Year's Day home match against Linfield.
Fixture dates are subject to change, with particular focus on the opening day.
Crusaders face Bulgarian side Ludogorets their Champion's League qualifying games in July. Should they be eliminated they will enter the Europa League qualifying round, with the 2nd leg tie scheduled for August 2nd. With the opening league game set for just two days later, it may mean a delay to the start of our campaign.
Further updates will follow.