The Sky Blue Trust has been in regular contact with all the local authorities in the Coventry area concerning the prospect of CCFC building a new stadium and all have reported that, to date, there has been no contact between them and the club. The councils that were contacted were Coventry, Stratford, Solihull, Warwickshire, Daventry, Rugby, Warwick, Nuneaton and Bedworth, Hinckley and Bosworth and North Warwickshire. Each was asked specifically if “In the period from 4th March 2014 until 14th August 2014, whether members, officers or other representatives of the council had taken part in any discussions, meetings or correspondence with Coventry City Football Club, Otium Entertainments Ltd, SISU Capital, CBRE or any individuals or companies acting on their behalf” – a negative response was received for every council.
Last month Tim Fisher is reported as saying “We have had meetings this week and I am currently focused on the land deal. It has been made clear the Ricoh Arena is not for sale which we fully respect and ACL understand we need to seek our own revenues. Outside of match days we have 340+ days where we generate no revenues and this hamstrings us as a club so we need those year-round revenues.”
The Sky Blue Trust will continue in its on-going dialogue with the club and all local councils and will monitor the situation with interestWrite comment (0 Comments)
Coventry Welsh Rugby Club are offering priority parking at their Burbages Lane ground for Sky Blue Trust members on matchdays.
They are also opening up their clubhouse both before and after games. So members will be able to park their cars and have a drink at social club prices on Friday, and every other home game this season.Write comment (0 Comments)
Today’s statement, that a deal has finally been done for Coventry City to return to their true home at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, is welcome news for all Sky Blues supporters. The situation of playing “home" matches 35 miles from Coventry, in front of minute crowds, was untenable, heart breaking and divisive.
We congratulate both sides on their hard work in getting a deal done but most of all we thank all those who have supported the Sky Blue Trust’s efforts in helping to get the situation resolved. The thousands who joined the march in July, all those who joined in the various actions throughout the year, culminating in last weeks successful protest at the Cardiff match: each and every one deserves congratulations. Not to mention the hard effort and long hours put in by those who worked, in a less public way, to keep communication channels open between the parties involved, challenged the entrenched views that were held and kept our club’s and our supporter’s plight in focus.
This decision is a clear victory for common sense and fan power – the fans, when united, can be a major force in influencing events and decisions, we should never underestimate that power.
Now it is time for all fans to unite once more but this time united behind Steven Pressley and the team at The Ricoh. The two main protagonists in this dark period in Coventry’s illustrious history have managed to put the past behind them and do a deal to work together in the future, we as supporters should follow suit. We must now throw our efforts into cheering on the team and getting us out of this division and most importantly cheering the team on in Coventry.Write comment (0 Comments)
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