Many people, including club Presidents and directors, have suggested the step up from 18 sides to 20 in 2004-05 damaged Serie A by packing the fixture list and reducing competitiveness. From 1967 to 1988, the Italian top flight had only 16 clubs.
“It is a matter we need to discuss in a much deeper way,” Beretta told the Gazzetta dello Sport.
“Clearly if we were to reduce the number of teams, as a consequence we’d also have to revise the mechanism of promotion and relegation.
“With just one relegation spot we’d get closer to the NBA system with more guarantees of revenue and a longer perspective in commercialising the League.
“However, Serie A is already an attractive League. Just look at Juventus-Roma, a wonderful game in a modern stadium bought by 52 licensed companies to air in 200 countries.
“There is a consolidation in pay-per-view television, as every round 9m people watch on the various platforms.
“There’s also a growth in ticket sales with an average of 24,000 spectators, almost 3 per cent more than in 2012-13.”
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