Huddersfield Town are to be asked to consider proposals to add another division to the Football League.
The suggestion is to create four 20-team divisions below the Premier League from 2019-20 onwards.
It has been driven by concerns over fixture congestion.
Football chiefs are keen to retain the FA and League Cups and maximise the chances of member clubs succeeding in European competition.
Going ahead with the plan would mean the opportunity for 80 Football League teams.
There would be no relegation from the Football League in 2019.
One effect would be a reduction in the number of midweek league games (there were 10 rounds in the Championship this season).
At this stage, the Football League Board is offering no recommendation other than asking its members, including Town, to give full consideration to the proposal.
The League will seek a decision from their member clubs at next year’s annual meeting.
They say benefits would include:
* Increased importance of each individual fixture.
* Reduced travel costs to four games, which are often at a distance.
* Midweek travel for fans vastly reduced.
* Potential to reduce squad size.
* Increased importance of reserve team football.
* Enhanced recovery time/match preparation.
* Increase in sale of season-tickets due to reduction in midweek games.
* Increased profile on Leagues I, II and III at different stages of the season.
* Statistically greater chance of promotion (and relegation).
* The availability of different formats for the Football League Trophy.
* The opportunity to standardise promotion and relegation.