France: Nice in Ligue A, women’s championship without playoffs, and all the dates of the new season!
The Ligue National de Volleyball (LNV) has made official the composition of the 3 PRO leagues (Men Ligue A, Women Ligue A and Men Ligue B), the dates of the season and the formulas.
Despite relegation, Nice will play In Ligue A in place of Rennes, while the women’s championship will be without playoffs due to the repechage of Mougins (total of 15 teams) and the qualifications of the European championships in January.
As for the dates of the season, the final 4 of the women’s French Cup will be on September 19th and 20th in Cannes, while the men’s final on September 26th and 27th in Toulouse.
Women’s Ligue A start: September 26th / April 25th
Men’s Ligue A start: October 3 / March 27 (playoffs from April 3 to April 25)
Men’s Ligue B start: 10 October / 20 February
In the men’s Ligue A, the regular season will be 26 round. The first 8 in the playoffs, relegation for the last. Quarterfinals, semi-finals and final with best-of-three formula, with Game 2 and eventual Game 3 at the home of the best ranked team in regular season.