For many fans it is about acute anticipation, starting from scratch and a level playing field, for players it is equally special and the chance to throw off the summer shackles and get down to real business.
Teddy has been through this phase of the year many times before and concedes that older players are perhaps more excited by the prospect as they don't know how many more they have to enjoy.
"I suppose so," pondered Teddy. "There is a time when you look at it and think you might not have many more of these. It's nice to be here and around and looking forward to a new season again.
"I'm not near the end yet, but you never know in football, you can't look too far ahead."
It was put to the skipper that, with his talent and conditioning, and if he still feels sharp year on year there is no reason to contemplate calling it a day. He was not about to disagree.
"Of course, but that's all with luck. Hopefully I'll steer clear of injuries, stay fit, keep producing good football and I'll still be around."
Teddy Sheringham admits that, as the years pass, opening day of the season becomes an even more special event.