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Volume 6 No. 248
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League Two Side Coventry City CEO Hints At Improving Relationship With Ricoh Arena

League Two side Coventry City CEO Dave Boddy "hinted" that there is an "improving relationship" with the Ricoh Arena, owned by Premiership Rugby club Wasps, "as the Sky Blues play out their last season at the stadium under their current agreement," according to Andy Turner of the COVENTRY TELEGRAPH. As it stands, the football club has nowhere to play next season and Boddy said that it is his "priority" to resolve the issue. Coventry City has "booked the stadium for a sporting dinner" with former England and Liverpool player Kevin Keegan in November, and Boddy said that the club is continuing "to build a positive relationship" with the arena. It is an indication, "perhaps, that an extension to the current playing deal is looking increasingly more likely." The club has been "actively looking at other options," mainly a ground share with Coventry Rugby Club at the Butts Park Arena "which is fraught with problems," not least the fact that rugby club Chair Jon Sharp has repeated his previous stance that the prospect of a ground share with the Sky Blues is "not on the cards" while Coventry City’s London hedge fund owner, Sisu, continues "legal action against the council." However, Sharp did say that the option of a ground share with CCFC was "still on the table and that nothing had been definitively ruled out" (COVENTRY TELEGRAPH, 9/13).