Sharks were losing finalists last year at Worcester when they lost 14-32 to Harlequins in March and will be looking to go one better this time.
Following the fixture announcement, RFU Professional Rugby Director Rob Andrew commented:
"We have seen the LV= Cup develop as a crucial competition for up and coming new talent over the past few seasons as evident through players such as Jack Nowell, who was crucial in England U20's Junior World Championship triumph.
"I'm sure the competition will again identify some promising young talent this season, and ones that we will undoubtedly see on the international stage in the years to come."
LV= Head of Sponsorship Claire Jeromson added:
"Over the course of the last four seasons, we have seen the LV=Cup grow into an incredibly exciting competition and it has been a privilege to be part of that, as title sponsors. In a busy rugby calendar the chance to see some of the most promising young players given their opportunity to break through into the first team for their squads is incredibly important. As domestic rugby continues to grow and become more competitive, we are looking forward to seeing what this season's LV=Cup holds in store."
2013-14 LV= Cup
Newport Gwent Dragons
Round 1 - 8/9/10 November
London Wasps v Saracens
Northampton Saints v Gloucester Rugby
Newcastle Falcons v London Irish
Scarlets v Newport Gwent Dragons
Exeter Chiefs v Harlequins
Leicester Tigers v Ospreys (Friday November 8, KO 19:45, Live on Sky Sports)
Sale Sharks v Bath Rugby
Cardiff Blues v Worcester Warriors
Round 2 - 15/16/17 November
London Irish v Northampton Saints
Newport Gwent Dragons v London Wasps
Saracens v Scarlets
Gloucester Rugby v Newcastle Falcons
Bath Rugby v Exeter Chiefs (Sunday November 17, KO 15:00 Sky Sports)
Worcester Warriors v Leicester Tigers
Harlequins v Sale Sharks
Ospreys v Cardiff
Round 3 - 24/25/26 January
Scarlets v Gloucester Rugby
London Wasps v London Irish
Saracens v Newcastle Falcons
Newport Gwent Dragons v Northampton Saints
Bath Rugby v Cardiff Blues
Exeter Chiefs v Ospreys
Harlequins v Leicester Tigers
Sale Sharks v Worcester Warriors
Round 4 - 31/1/2 January/February
Gloucester Rugby v London Wasps
London Irish v Scarlets
Newcastle Falcons v Newport Gwent Dragons
Northampton Saints v Saracens
Leicester Tigers v Bath Rugby
Worcester Warriors v Exeter Chiefs
Cardiff Blues v Harlequins
Ospreys v Sale Sharks
Semi Finals - 7/8/9 March
The pool winner with the best playing record will be at home against the pool winner with the fourth best playing record in Semi Final 1.
The Pool Winner with the second best playing record will be at home against the pool winner with the third best playing record in Semi Final 2.
LV= Cup Final - 16 March
Final venue to be confirmed.
The LV= Cup is a 16-team competition involving the 12 Aviva Premiership Rugby clubs and 4 Welsh regions
Played in four pools of four with three English clubs and one Welsh region in each pool
English clubs have been allocated to the pools depending on their finish in last season's Aviva Premiership Rugby competition
Welsh regions have been allocated to the pools to avoid repeating fixtures from the Heineken and Amlin Challenge cups where possible
Teams in Pool 1 play teams in Pool 4 and teams in Pool 2 play teams in Pool 3
Each team plays four pool matches - two home and two away - with the top team from each pool qualifying for the semi-finals.
Season Tickets include both LV=Cup home games and can be purchased by phoning 08444-994-994. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will call you back at a time to suit you.