– Tim Fisher, Sky Blues' Chief Executive
We are very pleased that the Football League has found our plans acceptable. Nobody wanted this day to come but we feel we have no choice but to take this course of action and that the only credible future for the Club now lies in owning its own stadium.
If there had been an economic option which would have allowed us to stay at the Ricoh we would have pursued it. There was no proposal on the table in time for us to make realistic plans for the coming season. We could not wait any longer.
The approval by the Football League means Coventry City will play their homes games at Northampton Town's Sixfields Stadium for an initial period of three seasons.