Italy’s 1st Division releases 2022 schedule, kicks off March 5

The Italian Federation of American Football, FIDAF (Federazione Italiana di American Football), has released the 1st Division schedule for 2022.

The opening weekend of play is set for March 5-6 with three games on tap. The 13-week regular season winds up on June 2 with the Italian championship game scheduled for July 10.

In addition to the seven teams that competed in 2021 – the defending champion Parma Panthers, along with the Milano Seamen, Lazio Ducks, Bologna Warriors, Firenze Guelfi, Milano Rhinos and the Ancona Dolphins – an additional two teams have joined the Italian top league expanding it to nine teams, the Verona Mastini and the Modena Vipers.¬†The Mastini and Vipers were promoted from Italy’s 2nd Division which the Vipers won.

A rematch of the 2021 Italian title game highlights week 2 action as the Parma Panthers will visit Milano to face the Seamen on the weekend of March 12-13.

 

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