The Serie B fixture list has been drawn up with Cesena-Sassuolo and Modena-Verona among the opening games.
Week 1 kicks off on the weekend of August 25 and the tournament concludes on Saturday May 18.
The Second Division will also take on a British feel by playing on December 23, 26 and 30, but then taking their winter break until January 26.
Most importantly, Serie B teams will return to ‘traditional’ shirt numbers, so goalkeepers can only wear 1, 12 or 22.
Lecce are included in the draw, but they could be replaced if the betting trial request of demotion to Lega Pro is accepted.