Not having a league to play in was the main reason for the step up.
In 1997, the team and the league played its last season.
The league played in two groups of 20 teams each.
The league played in 19 groups of 12-19 teams each.
However, the league played with 11 teams in both 1996 and 1997.
The league played its first games of the season on August 14, 2010.
The league had been playing a 16-game schedule since 2002.
The league will play a short season of about 50 games per team beginning in early February.
In the 2007-08 season the league played with 19 clubs.
In the 2006-07 season the league played with 14 clubs.