2018/19 Serie A Season Gets August 19 Date As Boxing Day Schedule Is Introduced

The 2018/19 Italian Serie A season will start on August 19, 2018 and end on May 26, 2019 after its calendar was revealed on Monday night.

According to the calendar, winter rounds have been introduced and it involves the Boxing Day schedule.

The schedule means that there would league games on December 22, 26 and 30 before the season goes on a break to resume on January 20.

There was also a slight change to the Coppa Italia with the seeded teams not guaranteed home fixtures anymore in addition to the introduction of an open draw.

CONI President Giovanni Malagò announced the new adjustments on Monday night.

In his words, he said: “The next Serie A season will begin on August 19 and the Italian Super Cup is on August 12, with a location still to be confirmed.”

“Next year, there will be two midweek rounds on September 26 and April 3, plus we have approved the formula of a Boxing Day schedule, so there will be games on December 22, 26 and 30 with the season resuming on January 20.

“The round on January 13 will be entirely about the Coppa Italia with a change to the format there too. It is no longer obligatory for the top seeded clubs to have the game on home turf, so it will all be done by open draw.

“As for the transfer market, we have made some important modifications. The summer session will close on August 18, 24 hours before the start of the Serie A season.

“The same will go for the January window, which is expected to close on January 19.” he concluded.