IT’S ALL IFS AND BUTTS FOR COV

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Joshua Richards

RU­MOURS are swirling about Coven­try City’s fu­ture home but the club have dis­missed re­ports of an im­mi­nent move to the Butts Park Arena as spec­u­la­tion.

Coven­try are cur­rently ten­ants to Premier­ship Rugby side Wasps at the Ri­coh Arena but their ex­ist­ing con­tract ex­pires in Au­gust 2016.

That has prompted spec­u­la­tion that they could move across the city to the 4,000ca­pac­ity Butts Park Arena which is owned by Coven­try RFC, al­though the club in­sist noth­ing has been fi­nalised.

“Coven­try City Foot­ball Club are aware of re­cent me­dia re­ports link­ing the club to a move to Butts Park Arena,” read a club state­ment.

“Re­ports link­ing us to any long-term deal with the rugby club are only spec­u­la­tion. We’re cur­rently ex­plor­ing all op­tions in re­gards to a new sta­dium to se­cure the club’s long-term sta­bil­ity. We will not be making any fur­ther com­ment at this time.”

Chris An­der­son, an ex­foot­baller and Amer­i­can univer­sity pro­fes­sor, took over as man­ag­ing di­rec­tor last week and is open to all op­tions with re­gards to where the club will play their foot­ball.

The Sky Blues have also con­vened a meet­ing with Wasps about the pos­si­bil­ity of stay­ing on at the Ri­coh be­yond next Au­gust.

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