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Coventry City's new stadium plans revealed

The new stadium plans for Coventry City Photo:

The first plans for Coventry City Football Club's new stadium have been revealed.

The architects that developed the plans have worked on grounds such as Stamford Bridge (Chelsea) and Camp Nou (Barcelona).

A 12,500 seater stadium would initially be built, with the potential of this rising to 23,000.

The Sky Blues are now working to secure their preferred site for the new ground.

We are very pleased and excited to be able to share these initial images with supporters as, ultimately, we want this to be a home the fans can be proud of.

A great deal of time, effort and investment has gone into bringing the plans to this stage and it has been a real team effort to develop the technical aspects of the stadium.

We’ve come a long, long way in a very short space of time as we only reconstituted the club in August and are now announcing our plans for the new stadium.

– Tim Fisher, chief executive of Coventry City Football Club
What Coventry City's new stadium could look like

There are several ingredients for creating a sustainable and successful club and owning your own ground is one of the main ingredients.

A football club needs to squeeze every penny it possibly can out of its stadium both on matchdays and non matchdays in order to be able to invest on the pitch.

Owning our own stadium as well as investing in our Academy and youth development are the key to the long-term future of the club.

– Steve Waggott, Coventry City’s development director