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Would You Travel 34 Miles For A Home Game? Coventry City Fans May Have To Get Used To The Drive To Northampton

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http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/football-league/would-you-travel-34-miles-for-a-home-game-coventry-city-fans-may-have-to-get-used-to-the-drive-to-northampton-8687916.html

Reports suggest that the Football League is set to approve a move that will see Coventry City play their home games at Northampton Town’s Sixfields in a ground-sharing agreement.

The Sky Blues look set to leave the Ricoh Arena and travel 34 miles to play their home games in Northampton after negotiations between club owners SISU and Arena Coventry Limited – the owners of the Ricoh Arena – broke-down, forcing the club to look at alternative options.

The club were recently bought out of administration by SISU-backed Otium Entertainment Limited, and immediately talks began with Northampton and Coventry chief executive Tim Fisher about the potential to share the ground.

Should the deal be ratified by the Football League – which it is expected to do so in the next 24 hours – it will see Coventry leave their 32,609 capacity stadium and move to the 7,653 capacity Sixfields for the beginning of this season.

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It led to the club withholding the £1 million-a-year rent owed to the landlords, and with the two at loggerheads over the rent, the club was placed into administration. Coventry suffered a ten-point deduction last season, destroying any hopes of reaching the League One play-offs.

A league one club and the stadium owners looking for Premier League rent? The club clearly might be able to build a new stadium elsewhere and then what happens to this stadium? Pull it down?

Clearly no revenue for the stadium is better than lowering the rent.

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A league one club and the stadium owners looking for Premier League rent? The club clearly might be able to build a new stadium elsewhere and then what happens to this stadium? Pull it down?

Clearly no revenue for the stadium is better than lowering the rent.

Where will the Cobblers play? Milton Keynes?

Its all getting very confusing.

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Probably a negotiating ploy rather than a real move, Sixfields' capacity is less than Coventry's lowest attendance last season, on average they'd be losing something like 2,500 paying supporters for each game, at £25 a time that's going to cost them somewhere ITRO £1.5m per season. Get a big cup tie and you're waving goodbye to probably close to £500,000 from one game.

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Already most London club supporters seem to arrive from far away.

If you'd been to West Ham recently you'd understand why.

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