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Coventry City in crisis as club leaves Ricoh Arena

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It is understood that Coventry City may have to finish the season away from the Ricoh Arena because of their financial difficulties as reported in the Birmingham Mail. 

The grounds believed to be in the picture are Birmingham City's St Andrews or Walsall's Banks Stadium. 

Coventry's problems have begun to worsen this week, with the club stripping their club shop on Friday, and then moving all of the admin workers from the Ricoh to their Ryton training ground. These drastic measures have occurred because of the fallout with Coventry City Football Club Limited over the rent battle that has been fought for weeks. 

Coventry City FC had yesterday suggested that they were unable to complete their last home games of the season at their home ground after "non trading subsidiary” ACL was voluntarily placed in administration.

The official Coventry City FC statement read as follows: "This subsidiary of the club held the lease and licence for the Ricoh Arena, the permission to play home matches at the Ricoh, the rental of the club shop and the club offices. 

“Given this subsidiary is now in administration, the club has taken the decision to protect its staff by moving them from the stadium to Ryton. There is no threat to their jobs because they are employed by Coventry Holdings limited."

Coventry have six games of the season left and the three home fixtures in question are those against Doncaster on March 29th, Brentford on the 6th April and Leyton Orient on April 20th. 

Following their 2-0 defeat away to fellow cash strapped strugglers Portsmouth, Coventry City FC released another statement: "Supporters will no doubt be aware that we have left the Ricoh and we are currently in contact with the football league and discussing a suitable venue for a next game. We are seeking to resolve these issues as soon as possible and will keep everyone involved at the club informed of developments."


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