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Coventry will play residence matches at Birmingham’s St Andrew’s as membership cannot come to settlement with Wasps


Coventry will lengthen their association to floor share at Birmingham’s St Andrew’s stadium for subsequent season, the League One champions have confirmed.

The Sky Blues are again within the Championship in 2020/21 however their negotiations with Wasps, the landlords of the Ricoh Area, collapsed.

Coventry’s home matches will take place in Birmingham for another season

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Coventry’s residence matches will happen in Birmingham for one more season

In an announcement, the membership blamed clauses launched to the licence settlement by Wasps for making a state of affairs which might have ‘jeopardised’ the membership’s future.

The membership stated: “Following months of negotiations and regardless of being very near agreeing business situations, the identical points that prevented a deal final season have once more prevented a deal for the upcoming season.

“[T]he clauses launched (to the licence settlement) by Wasps, for themselves and for a third-party, then added situations that will unreasonably prohibit the membership… and jeopardise its very future.”

Coventry revealed this week that they’ve reached an settlement with the College of Warwick to offer land on which they’ll construct a brand new stadium.

There were hopes Coventry could return to the Ricoh Arena but that’s not happening now

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There have been hopes Coventry may return to the Ricoh Area however that’s not taking place now

However within the meantime they paid tribute to each the EFL and Birmingham for facilitating the deal that may see them stay at St Andrew’s for one more season.

The assertion added: “We might once more wish to thank the EFL for his or her understanding, assist and persistence with this matter, and increasing Monday’s deadline till as we speak to attempt to assist us resolve the problems.

“We want to thank Birmingham City and their workers for his or her continued assist on this state of affairs. They had been wonderful to us final season, and we’ve little doubt that they may proceed to be.

“We after all don’t need to be there however have been compelled once more to take this motion to make sure fixtures subsequent season may be fulfilled.”


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