The Italian Federal Council has approved the return of 60 teams for the new season in Lega Pro.
According to Gazzetta Dello Sport the FIGC have approved teams for forthcoming Pro League for the 2016-17 season, which will see the return of three groups of 60 teams. The 48 teams have been already admitted, and now include the the following teams who participated in Serie D last season ; Fondi, Forlì, Lupa Roma, Melfi, Olbia, Racing Roma (ex Lupa Castelli), Reggina 1914, Taranto and Vibonese.
Currently there are still 12 teams on standby waiting to be included in the list of 60 teams and should be decided by or before August 30.
For a few of these aforementioned teams it is a return to the third division such as Lupa Roma, Taranto & Reggina 1914 who spent a number of years in the early to late 2000s in Serie A, before spending the next 6 years jumping up and down Serie B before their untimely bankruptcy at the end of 2014/2015 Lega Pro season. Lupa Roma meanwhile is known for being the first club of former Italian International Marco Amelia.