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NEWS: Coventry City confirm that the EFL has written to its Member Clubs regarding the Sky Blues

2 April 2019

Coventry City Football Club can confirm that the EFL has written to all EFL clubs today convening a meeting of EFL Club’s to discuss our place in the EFL.

The EFL has asked the Club to provide a full update to its board on 11th April regarding the stadium situation for next season.

This update will cover the various options that have been put forward by the Club and any further developments that arise before then.

The EFL and the Club are working closely together, to identify a solution that meets the EFL Regulations and also previous policy decisions in this area.

The EFL Board has set the date of Thursday 25th April for an Extraordinary General Meeting to consider Coventry City’s expulsion from the League. To meet the 21 days’ notice requirements, the EFL are required to formally convene the meeting today and have therefore written to clubs.

If the matter cannot be resolved before the 25th April, the decision to expel the Coventry City rests with EFL Member Clubs at that meeting.

Agreeing a deal at the Ricoh Arena for next season remains our main priority and intention, and we hope that all parties can come to agreement for the good of the Club, City and most importantly supporters.

However we are in talks with other clubs about groundsharing next season, to enable the Club to fulfil fixtures if necessary. This is not the situation we would want, nor that our fans would want, but would enable the survival of the Club in the EFL next season and make sure our fans have a team to support.


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