Fans boycott Coventry City

Thousand of fans are expected to boycott Coventry City's first 'home' fixture to be played out of the city for 130 years. The club will play fixtures at Northampton's Sixfields stadium after leaving the Ricoh because of a row over rent arrears.

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Ricoh Arena: 'We want Coventry here. The fans want Coventry here'

The Football League has 'reluctantly' approved an application for Coventry City to play at Northampton Town's Sixfields Stadium. Coventry will play its home matches at Sixfields for an initial period of three seasons.

Like all Sky Blues fans, we want Coventry City Football Club playing in Coventry. We have repeatedly said that we are happy to discuss terms to allow the Sky Blues to continue playing at the Ricoh Arena – and have even offered to allow them to play for free while the club remains in administration. This offer was made a month ago and we still have not had a response.

We are therefore deeply disappointed at the Football League’s decision to allow the club to leave the city for three years.

The Ricoh Arena is available to them. We want them here. The fans want them here.

– Arena Coventry Limited (ACL)

For the latest on today's decision, click here.

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