Group Phase: September 20 to October 13
The sixteen (16) teams will be divided into four (4) groups of four (4) teams each for the first phase. The first 2 teams from each group will advance to the Semi-Final Phase.
Semi-Final Phase – November 1-10
The eight (8) teams will be divided into two (2) groups of four (4) teams to play the semifinals. After these two Semi-Finals Groups, the top team of each group will advance to the Gran Final of the DIRECTV Liga Sudamericana 2016.
Gran Final: November 23 to December 7
The Gran Final of the DIRECTV Liga Sudamericana 2016, will be played in a best of five (5) Playoffs system, as follows: the team with the better performance during the previous groups will play the first two games as "Host". The following week the Host condition will be changed to play the third game, and if necessary the fourth game of the series. If a fifth game is necessary the series will return to the first city visited.