The Lega Pro has today drawn up and presented the fixtures for the 2008-09 season in Rome.
During the summer, the Lega rebranded the Serie C leagues with C1 and C2 being re-named as "Lega Pro Divisione 1" and "Lega Pro Divisione 2" respectively. However, the structure, promotion and relegation rules remained unchanged.
Last week the governing body for the third and fourth tiers of Italian football released the geographic groups for the five leagues, and today the 90 clubs finally found out their calendars for the new season.
The brand new campaign all kicks off on August 31 - the same weekend as Serie A and Serie B - and will conclude with Round 34 on May 17.
The play-off semi-finals are scheduled for May 31 and June 7, with the finals taking place on June 14 and 21. The play-outs will be played on May 31 and June 7.
There will be four breaks during the Lega Pro season. In Lega Pro Divisione 1 there will be no fixtures on the weekends of December 28, January 4, February 1 and March 8, while in Divisione 2, December 28, January 4, February 8 and March 22 will be rest days.
Sunday August 31
> Lega Pro 1 - Girone A [Season Fixtures]
Cesena-Reggiana, Legnano-Padova, Lumezzane-Verona, Novara-Sambenedettese, Pergocrema-Ravenna, Pro Patria-Lecco, Pro Sesto-Cremonese, Spal-Monza, Venezia-Portogruaro.
> Lega Pro 1 - Girone B [Season Fixtures]
Arezzo-Cavese, Crotone-Pescara, Foggia-Potenza, Gallipoli-Pistoiese, Paganese-Foligno, Perugia-Benevento, Taranto-Juve Stabia, Ternana-Real Marcianise, Virtus Lanciano-Sorrento.
> Lega Pro 2 - Girone A [Season Fixtures]
Canavese-Pavia, Carpenedolo-Alessandria, Itala San Marco-Varese, Mezzocorona-Alghero, Montichiari-Pro Vercelli, Olbia-Sambonifacese, Pizzighettone-Ivrea Rodengo, Saiano-Como, Valenzana-Sud Tirol.
> Lega Pro 2 - Girone B [Season Fixtures]
Bassano-Bellaria, Carrarese-Giulianova, Colligiana-Sangiustese, Figline-Cisco Roma, Gubbio-Cuoiopelli, Poggibonsi-Celano, Prato-Giacomense, San Marino-Sangiovannese, Viareggio-Rovigo.
> Lega Pro 2 - Girone C [Season Fixtures]
Andria-Manfredonia, Catanzaro-Aversa Normanna, Cosenza-Barletta, Gela-Vibonese, Isola Liri-Vigor Lamezia, Melfi-Scafatese, Noicattaro-Cassino, Pescina-Monopoli, Val di Sangro-Igea Virtus.
[SERIE C GETS A REBRAND] - [LEGA PRO 2008-09 GROUPS]
Source: Lega Pro