The Serie A 2017-18 schedule will be unveiled today at 19:00 CET, less than a month before the start of the new season.
The 2017-18 season will begin on the weekend of August 20, 2017 and end on May 20, 2018.
Expect lots of drama as players raise the level of their game with the hopes of getting a callup to represent their country in preparation for the World Cup in Russia next June.
Juventus, who are the six time reigning champions will look to win their seventh scudetto in a row.
Hellas Verona and SPAL return to Italy’s top flight league, while Benevento are playing in Serie A for the first time.
With the change to the Champions League format, the intrigue and anticipation to finish in the top 4 will be extraordinary as clubs want to ensure their automatic berth to the group stage.
Here is a table outlining the stadiums where the 20 teams will play this year.
Where to watch?
The presentation of the new schedule can be seen on multiple Serie A platforms
Serie A TIM TV app
Fans can interact on social media with the hashtag #SerieATIM.
YouTube & Facebook
For fans outside of Italy, you can watch the presentation via live streaming on Serie A’s official YouTube channel and follow along on the league’s facebook page.
You can watch the unveiling on TV on the following channels: Sky Sport 1 HD, Sky Supercalcio HD, Sky Sport Mix HD e TV8.
Serie A 2017-18 Schedule Rules
There are a slew of rules in place to ensure an equitable and fair schedule that doesn’t compromise the level of competition in any way.
Here are a few of them:
- last four games of the season will have teams play home, away, home, away (or vice versa) in perfect alteration
- a team can not play more than two consecutive home or away matches
- teams in close proximity and/or sharing a stadium must alternate home/away matches, ie, can’t play home or away on the same matchday, this applies toBOLOGNA – SPAL
CHIEVO VERONA – HELLAS VERONA
GENOA – SAMPDORIA
INTER – MILAN
JUVENTUS – TORINO
LAZIO – ROMA- clubs who played their last game of the season away last year, will play at home this year
– no derbies can be played in mid-week fixtures, and no mid-week fixtures involving head-to-head matchups between Inter, Juventus, Milan and Roma
– there can’t be any repeat of a match from the previous season (match played on the same day and location) in respect of the 2016-17 calendar
– Teams involved in European competition can’t face each other following their scheduled Champions League or Europa League match