Council leader 'devastated' by Sky Blues move

The Leader of Coventry City Council, Cllr Ann Lucas says Coventry City Football Club should be the "beating heart of the city."

A statement has been released by the council following the news that the Sky Blues will play in Northampton for the next three seasons while a new ground is built near Coventry.

It follows a row between the club and the Ricoh Arena.

“As a lifelong Sky Blues fan I’m devastated by the news that confirms our football club won’t be playing in its own city next season and for the next three years. The football club should be the beating heart of our city, and I just can’t imagine how it’s going to be for Sky Blues fans next season. I – like thousands of other fans – will not be buying a season ticket this year, and I will not be travelling a 60 mile round trip to see my team play at home.”

– Councillor Ann Lucas, Coventry City Council

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