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Bosses at Northampton Town have spoken of their "surprise" at a decision by the board of Arena Coventry Ltd (ACL) to withdraw a pending lawsuit - and demanded compensation for legal fees.
ACL announced in July it would be suing the club for effectively 'stealing' their customer, Coventry City.
A statement released by The Cobblers reveals the news that ACL were to withdraw their legal action was released before lawyers had even told the club.
As well as demanding their legal fees be covered, bosses said they also expected an apology.
The Ricoh Arena is no longer suing Northampton Town for ground-sharing with Coventry City.
In July, stadium bosses announced they were planning legal action against The Cobblers for effectively 'stealing' their customer.
The Sky Blues currently play at the Sixfields Stadium in Northampton and have signed a deal to stay there for at least three years.
This evening the Ricoh has confirmed it has dropped the claim 'so as to avoid any further distress to [Northampton] fans and to help clarify the position for long suffering Sky Blues supporters.'