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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Coventry City FC issues statement following High Court proceedings

Coventry City Football Club has released a statement following the outcome of this morning's High Court hearing.

I acknowledge that ACL has now accepted that it must withdraw its administration application from the High Court notwithstanding the fact that this was an unwelcome and unnecessary distraction.

I hope all parties will now focus on re-establishing a constructive dialogue for the good of the Club and football in Coventry. We would like to ensure that Coventry City Football Club can, in the first instance, continue to play its remaining home matches this season at the Ricoh Arena.

– Tim Fisher, CEO Coventry Football Club

Coventry City hopeful of playing remaining games at Ricoh

Coventry City are hopeful that it will play their remaining three games of the season at the Ricoh Arena. The club moved staff over to its Ryton training ground last week and have cleared stock from its superstore at the Ricoh.

Chief Executive Tim Fisher said he is hopeful that a new short-term agreement with Arena Coventry can be negotiated so that Friday’s game against table-topping Doncaster could take place at the Ricoh.

The long-term license was terminated by the administrator, but we are hopeful that Coventry City Football Club (Holdings) Ltd can reach agreement with ACL to allow the team to play its final three games of the season at the Ricoh.

We appreciate that our supporters have been through a great deal of upset and uncertainty, and there is a responsibility on all parties to ensure that the question of where we play our remaining three home games is resolved as soon as possible.

– Tim Fisher, Chief Executive

Reports: Coventry City may play remaining home games at Birmingham City or Walsall

Coventry City could play their remaining home games at St Andrew's or The Banks's Stadium after being forced out of the Ricoh Arena on Friday, according to reports.

Coventry City moved all staff and club shop stock to their training ground.

The Birmingham Mail says the Sky Blues are investigating the possibility of Birmingham City or Walsall hosting the three outstanding home fixtures.

Remaining home fixtures:

  • Doncaster (Good Friday)
  • Brentford (April 6)
  • Leyton Orient (April 20)

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Coventry City administrators release statement

Much of the media coverage has been inaccurate and seemingly ill-informed.

Contrary to what has been written and broadcast, CCFC Ltd is not completely without assets. The primary asset of the Company is the lease and licence for the Ricoh Arena.

In respect of the Football League Golden Share, solicitors acting for the Club’s holding company have asserted a claim to it and I am investigating this and other matters.

As for the Players contracts and registrations, documents registered with the Football League show they are held by the holding company.

– Paul Appleton, Coventry City administrator

Sky Blues Trust on Coventry being "locked out" of stadium rumour

To try and get some clarity for its members and CCFC fans in general, the Sky Blue Trust has been in talks with the relevant parties to establish the facts concerning the rumours about CCFC being locked out and forced into playing their games away from the Ricoh Arena. ACL have told the Trust that “ACL would welcome CCFC to play their remaining fixtures at the Ricoh Arena. Coventry is the home of CCFC and any move to play games in another city is purely a voluntary decision taken by CCFC”

– Sky Blues Trust statement
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