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Coventry City given Sixfields approval

8 July 2013 19:23

Coventry City have received approval from the Football League to play their home games at Northampton Town's Sixfields Stadium.

The League One club have been given permission to use the venue for a period of three seasons after being unable to agree a deal with the owners of the Ricoh Stadium, Arena Coventry Limited.

Financially-troubled Coventry were offered a deal by ACL to play for a season rent-free but ultimately the two sides were unable to resolve their differences.

The Midlands side, currently in adminstration, have been granted approval by the Football League partly due to the season being four weeks away and the club being without a home.

Otium, the club adminstrator's preferred bidder, have also had to pay a £1 million guarantee as an assurance that they will return to Coventry.

"The Football League believes that clubs should play in the towns and cities from which they take their name," said Football League chairman Greg Clarke.

"Nonetheless, from time to time, the Board is asked to consider temporary relocations as a means for securing a club’s ongoing participation in our competition.


"With no prospect of an agreement being reached between Otium and ACL, the Board was placed in an unenviable position - with the very real possibility of Coventry City being unable to fulfil its fixtures for next season. This would inevitably call into question the Club’s continued membership of The Football League."


The decision remains on the condition that Coventry are able to exit adminstration, in accordance with Football League rules.

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