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Coventry City to keep the North Stand open at Sixfields for the 2014/15 League One season

30 April 2014

Fans raised the issue in the Supporters Consultative Group and the club has actioned the fans' wishes...

Sky Blues supporters will be able to continue to watch games from behind the goal at Sixfields next season.

The club had contacted Season Ticket holders in the North Stand to say it would not be operating for City matches next season but offered them a move to another area of the ground at no extra cost.

But the Sky Blues Supporters Consultative Group, set up to bring supporters’ views to the club, raised the issue of fans who pay on a match-by-match basis wanting the stand to remain open.

The item was discussed at the SCG meeting last week and the club has now decided to offer tickets in the North Stand for the coming campaign.

Tim Fisher, CEO of Coventry City, said the decision emphasised the important role of the SCG.

“On paper there were practical reasons for not having the stand open and when we spoke to the Season Ticket holders there before we went on sale for next season, the majority did not have a problem taking seats elsewhere in the ground.

“But Darren Davies, a member of the SCG, had canvassed supporters – Season Ticket holders and those who pay on a match-by-match basis – in the North Stand and it was very clear that there were a significant number of people who wanted to stay behind the goal.

“The SCG discussed the matter last week, we said we were only too happy to look into it, and have decided to keep the North Stand open.

“Any Season Ticket holders who have already bought tickets elsewhere will be offered the chance to return to the North Stand if they wish. We have already started informing supporters –some have taken up the offer to move back to the North Stand and some have chosen to stay in their new seats.

“It is really important there is a two-way dialogue between the club and the supporters and that is the whole point of the SCG. We are really pleased that the matter was raised and was resolved to everyone’s satisfaction.”

The SCG is made up of supporters’ representatives and meets with club staff and officials every month.

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