Italian league sticks with late August kickoff
Next season’s Italian league will kick off in late August as
usual, despite calls from the Players’ Association to begin
Club presidents settled on a Serie A kickoff for the weekend of
Aug. 25-26 at a league meeting Monday.
Players’ Association president Damiano Tommasi recently proposed
an earlier start to avoid matches in the winter months, with
several games this season postponed due to snow. But the clubs
preferred to stick with their lucrative preseason trips and
Next season will include three midweek rounds – Sept. 26, Oct.
31 and May 8 – and the holiday break will last from Dec. 23 to Jan.