In the coming weeks, a decision must be made about whether to continue a BeNeLiga. The joint competition can only be continued if there is a five-sixth majority of all Dutch professional clubs.
And that is exactly the problem, you know Algemeen Dagblad. The six initiating Dutch clubs (Ajax, PSV, Feyenoord, AZ, Vitesse and FC Utrecht) will have to convince the middle bracket of the Eredivisie if they want to set up a BeNeLiga. ‘Clubs such as PEC Zwolle, Sparta, Cambuur and NEC logically wonder what their future looks like when the top gathers in a Beneliga with ten Dutch and eight Belgian clubs,’ it says.
It is still unclear what will remain of the Dutch league, if the BeNeLiga is continued. For example, it is not yet clear what a BeNeLiga will yield financially for the smaller clubs that are excluded. ‘The latter is becoming a crucial part of the story, as everyone involved realizes. Only if a Beneliga yields substantially more money for all Belgian and Dutch clubs in the pyramid, will the project have a chance of success. ‘
In addition, a BeNeLiga also has a problem with the distribution of European tickets. The chance is small that both countries keep all their tickets at a BeNeLiga. UEFA would be willing to contribute to this issue.