Statement from Arena Coventry Ltd:
We want to see the Sky Blues playing home games in their home city at their rightful home the Ricoh Arena.
This is what the supporters of Coventry City are pleading for.
The way the fans have been treated by the Club’s owners is utterly cruel and any proposal that the Club should be ripped from Coventry and relocated to Northampton, or anywhere else outside the city, is absolutely heart breaking for everyone involved.
It cannot make financial sense for the Club.
With the Club set to remain in administration for some months to come, we have already made an offer to the Joint Administrator for them to play at the Ricoh Arena during this time.
So far we have heard absolutely nothing in response to this offer which is astonishing given the circumstances.
There is no reason for the Club to leave the City of Coventry.
We trust that the Football League, as an organisation which holds the passions and interests of fans close to its heart, will not sanction this proposed move under any circumstances.
ITV News Central has been told that secret talks between Coventry City and the Ricoh Arena to try to keep the club in the city have failed.
If Coventry is going to buy land to build a new stadium just outside the city, why has it not spoken to council bosses yet?
Why is the Ricoh Arena threatening to sue Northampton Town?