Action from Dundalk FC vs Cork City at Oriel Park last July. (Pic: Ciarán Culligan)
For the first time in three-seasons, Dundalk FC will host the President's Cup final.
Sunday, February 12 is the date which has been set aside for the match with the league starting five-days later.
The campaign's curtain-raiser will see the Lilywhites face Cork City in the decider for the fourth year in a row and for the first time at Oriel Park.
Last year's final was due to be played at the Carrick Road venue, though, owing to the relaying of the pitch, the venue was switched to Turner's Cross.
The league fixtures will be announced on December 19. It has also been confirmed that the mid-season break will last from Saturday, June 16 to Thursday, June 28.