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STATEMENT: Coventry City to update the EFL by 5pm today regarding stadium situation

5 March 2019

Coventry City Football Club will update the EFL by 5pm today about the situation regarding a stadium to play at next season, ahead of the EFL Board Meeting taking place tomorrow.

No decision on the Club's future will be made either today or tomorrow.

The Club will confirm its aim is to agree a deal at our home, the Ricoh Arena. This is best for the Coventry City Football Club, its fans, the community and all parties.

We are of course aware that Wasps have chosen not to negotiate with us while our Owners SISU pursue their legal case against Coventry City Council, in which Wasps are named as an interested party.

As such, the Club’s management have a responsibility to the Football Club and its future and to its fans, to explore other options that may be used to ensure the Club’s survival if both sides maintain their stance and therefore no agreement can be reached for us to remain at the Ricoh Arena.

This means our deadline is the 25th April, when if necessary there will be a vote of EFL Members Clubs on our future in the EFL.

We will continue to do all that is in the Football Club’s power to achieve what we believe everyone wants to see next season – agreement for Coventry City to play at the Ricoh Arena – before that deadline, so that a vote on our place in the EFL is not necessary.


REVISION - 05/03/19 - 17:00: The Club can confirm it has provided the update outlined above to the EFL, ahead of their Board Meeting.

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