Northampton football ground share

The Coventry Telegraph has reported that Northampton Town has agreed a deal to share its Sixfields ground with Coventry City.

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Could Northampton share its football ground?

It's not without a precedent in sport as Wimbledon football club moved over 70 miles from its original home in South London to its current ground in Milton Keynes.

Now it's reported that a deal has been reached for Coventry City to share with Northampton Town at Sixfields with a distance of 30 miles between the two.

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Report: Coventry to ground-share with Northampton

The Coventry Telegraph has reported that Coventry City have agreed a deal to ground-share with Northampton Town.

According to the newspaper the Sky Blues, who have played at the Ricoh Arena since 2005, are planning to move to the Sixfields Stadium whilst they build a new ground in the Coventry area.

The Football League's board are due to meet today to discuss whether the deal can go ahead.

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Deal agreed to redevelop Sixfields

The Sixfields Stadium is the home of Northampton Town Football Club Credit: ITV Anglia

Northampton Town Football Club have reached a deal with Northampton Borough Council to redevelop Sixfields Stadium.

Under the deal, the council will provide the club with a £12m loan for the project which inludes housing, a hotel and will boost capacity to 10,000.

The council says the loan will not cost local taxpayers. The club says it will allow them to generate income al year round and not just during the football season.

The deal will be discussed by Northampton Borough Council’s Cabinet at its meeting on July 17.

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