With less than a week to go until the fixtures released for the new season, we're continuing to look back at our opening day fixtures from down the years...
August 2014 saw Aitor Karanka begin his first full season at the helm, and we kicked off the new campaign full of hope when Birmingham City visited the Riverside.
We were without a win on the opening day since 2008, but Daniel Ayala put us in command when he scored our first goal of the campaign, heading home a Grant Leadbitter corner.
That advantage was doubled in the second half when summer signing Kike scored his first goal as a Boro player.
It proved to be the only league win of the opening month, but it was a season that saw us go on to reach the play-off final, where we ultimately lost out to Norwich City.