According to AD, Eredivisie clubs are close to an agreement on the banning of artificial pitches in the Dutch top flight.

On Monday, AD reported on a restructure of the Eredivisie, dubbed Eredivisie 2.0, which would see clubs vote on a a number of changes to the league . Six new structures of the Eredivisie are being discussed, including a 16-team league with end of season playoffs, much like in Belgium.

The banning of artificial pitches is also a key issue with PSV, Feyenoord and Ajax all fighting to have plastic pitches banned. The top clubs are evening willing to redistribute 10% of their earnings from European football to share among the clubs in order to ensure that football is played on real grass.

On Tuesday, AD came with an update that after discussions over the past 24 hours, all Eredivisie clubs seem to be in agreement over getting rid of artificial turf. However, some are less keen on other proposals such as restructuring the league to 16 teams.

Clubs get together in November to discuss the final plans and will take a vote.




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