Coventry withdraws point appeal

Coventry City has decided to withdraw its appeal against a 10-point deduction by the Football League after a High Court ruling put the club into administration. This is the latest in an ongoing dispute over £1.3m in rent payments.

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CCFC Holdings: 'we want a negotiated solution'

On April 5th we once again made it clear to Martin Reeves – Chief Executive of Coventry City Council and a director of ACL – that we want a negotiated solution, if necessary with a mediator to resolve the on-going dispute concerning the rent and match-day revenues at the Ricoh Arena. We have asked Martin to respond by Friday April 12th.

The club's owners are 100 per cent committed to its long-term future and are determined to put the club on a sustainable business footing to ensure its viability and success going forward.

– Coventry City Football Club Holdings

Coventry City withdraws points deduction appeal

Whilst it was agreed to commence the appeal process with regard to the 10 point deduction by the Football League, following legal advice, the decision has now been made to withdraw the appeal to avoid further delay and costs to all parties.

– JOINT STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF COVENTRY CITY FC HOLDINGS AND PAUL APPLETON JOINT ADMINISTRATOR

Coventry City Football Club had submitted an appeal to the Football League to have the ten points deducted at the end of March reinstated.

The club had the points deducted after it went into administration.

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Coventry City apologise to fans for stadium confusion

Coventry City Football Club has issued an apology to fans for the confusion over where the rest of this season's home games would be played.

There was doubt over where the team would be based after the club shop was emptied of stock, and staff moved to the training ground, when part of the club was placed into administration last week.

"We apologise profusely to our fans about the confusion surrounding these fixtures and are delighted that this has now been resolved.

We can now look forward to playing current league leaders Doncaster on Friday 29th March in the hope of doing the double over them.

Moving forward we hope that we can continue a constructive dialogue with ACL with the aim of securing a sustainable future for the club at the Ricoh Arena."

– Coventry City spokesman

This morning the club announced it's agreed a deal to continue playing at the Ricoh Arena with its landlord Arena Coventry Ltd.

Coventry City owe more than £1.3 million in unpaid rent.

Coventry City agree deal to play remaining games at Ricoh Arena

The Ricoh Arena, the stadium at the centre of the dispute Credit: PA

Coventry City have agreed a deal with the owners of the Ricoh Arena to play the rest of this season's games at the stadium.

The club are in a rent dispute with Arena Coventry Limited. It means tomorrow's game against Doncaster will be played as normal, as well as the remaining two home fixtures.

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