The Lega Pro has today drawn up and presented the fixtures for the 2009-10 season at a ceremony held in Firenze.
During the summer, the Lega had to deal with the aftermath of eight clubs going bankrupt from its Lega Pro Prima Divisione and Seconda Divisione.
Last week the governing body for the third and fourth tiers of Italian football confirmed the eight replacements and 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 23 - the same weekend as Serie A and Serie B - and will conclude with Round 34 on May 9.
The two-legged play-off semi-finals are scheduled for May 23 and 30, with the finals taking place on June 6 and 13. The play-out finals will be played on May 23 and 30.
There will be four breaks during the Lega Pro season. In Lega Pro 1 there will be no fixtures on the weekends of December 27, January 3, February 14 and March 28, while in Lega Pro 2, December 27, January 3, February 7 and March 21 will be rest weekends.
[Lega Pro clubs bankrupt] - [2009/10 Lega Pro groups]
Week 1 Fixtures
Sunday 23 August 2009
> Lega Pro Prima Divisione - Girone A [Season Fixtures]
Cremonese-Viareggio, Figline-Novara, Foligno-Benevento, Lecco-Paganese, Lumezzane-Arezzo, Monza-Como, Pro Patria-Pergocrema, Sorrento-Alessandria, Varese-Perugia.
> Lega Pro Prima Divisione - Girone B [Season Fixtures]
Andria Bat-Ternana, Giulianova-Potenza, Pescara-Rimini, Pescina-Cavese, Portogruaro- Ravenna, Reggiana-Virtus Lanciano, Spal-Cosenza, Taranto-Real Marcianise, Verona-Foggia.
> Lega Pro Seconda Divisione - Girone A [Season Fixtures]
Alghero-Sudtirol, Carpenedolo-Rodengo Saiano, Crociati-Pro Belvedere, Feralpisalo-Canavese, Legnano-Villacidrese, Mezzocorona-Olbia, Pro Vercelli-Sambonifacese, Spezia-Pro Sesto, Valenzana-Pavia.
> Lega Pro Seconda Divisione - Girone B [Season Fixtures]
Bassano Virtus-Sangiovannese, Bellaria Igea-Pro Vasto, Carrarese-Celano, Fano Alma-Colligiana, Itala San Marco-Gubbio, Lucchese-Poggibonsi, Nocerina-Giacomense, Prato-San Marino, Sacilese-Sangiustese.
> Lega Pro Seconda Divisione - Girone C [Season Fixtures]
Catanzaro-Cisco Roma, Igea Virtus-Barletta, Isola Liri-Aversa Normana, Juve Stabia-Gela, Manfredonia-Cassino, Melfi-Brindisi, Noicattaro-Siracusa, Vibonese-Scafatese, Vico Equense-Monopoli.
Source: Lega Pro