STANLEY will kick off the new season with a visit from promoted Aldershot.
For the Shots the trip to the FES on 9 August follows 16 years battling their way back up since they reformed as Aldershot Town in 1992.
The sides last met in non-league two years ago.
Reds captain Peter Cavanagh said: "I watched a lot of their games last season and they were head and shoulders above everyone in the division."
He also welcomed the festive period fixture list, where Stanley’s longest trip is Chester on Boxing Day.
He said: "It’s been a bit more sensible this year."
Once again the Reds finish the campaign against Bury, on 2 May at Gigg Lane.