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Has evicted Coventry City Football Club from the stadium they used

Formerly the Ricoh Arena, now the Coventry Building Society Arena.

The stadium was originally owned jointly by a Charity and Coventry City Council with the football club as tenants.

Then they fell out over rent and Coventry started playing elsewhere (Northampton for one).

Then it was bought by Wasps Rugby Football Club.

Then they went bust and Mike Ashley bought it

I think that's right

Anyway, he has evicted them.
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Cjay wrote: Mon Dec 05, 2022 11:46 am Has evicted Coventry City Football Club from the stadium they used

Formerly the Ricoh Arena, now the Coventry Building Society Arena.

The stadium was originally owned jointly by a Charity and Coventry City Council with the football club as tenants.

Then they fell out over rent and Coventry started playing elsewhere (Northampton for one).

Then it was bought by Wasps Rugby Football Club.

Then they went bust and Mike Ashley bought it

I think that's right

Anyway, he has evicted them.
What a fookin parasite that guy is.
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What an absolute low life that man is, new housing probably.
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Can someone give Ashley a Xmas present from me ..a fkn bullet in the head ! It's about time someone caught up with that c**t !

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Such a pity they moved from Highfield Road to rent something else. Just goes to show how the actions of a few can ruin things for many
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Thankfully the same person who owns Leeds also owns Elland road so no need to stress.
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Irish Ian wrote: Mon Dec 05, 2022 4:02 pm Thankfully the same person who owns Leeds also owns Elland road so no need to stress.
What's that got to do with Mike Ashley?
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A despicable man.
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Coventry City Football Club statement

Coventry City can confirm media reports that it received an eviction notice from Frasers Group, new owners of the Coventry Building Society Arena, on Friday afternoon.

Following the Frasers Group acquisition of the stadium from administrators, Coventry City have been told that we must agree a new licence to play at the Arena.

We were surprised to learn of this intention by Frasers Group, given that discussions with Coventry City prior to the completion of their purchase of the Arena led us to understand the existing terms would continue unchanged with Frasers Group as the new owners of the Arena.

Coventry City Football Club has an existing long-term licence to play at the Arena, which was agreed in March 2021 to run until 2031.

Frasers Group have now presented to Coventry City a new agreement with new commercial terms, which have been presented to us without any dialogue or negotiations, and are less favourable to the Football Club. In addition, this licence would only run until May 2023.

Frasers Group have said they would negotiate for beyond May 2023, but this leaves us without the security and certainty that our current deal provides to us and our fans.

To confirm, Coventry City are happy to continue under terms of the current licence which we already have in place to play at the Arena.

Following Frasers Group’s purchase of the Arena, one of the great assets of the City of Coventry, they stated they were "looking forward to working with Coventry City Football Club".

Coventry City hope that they will act on those words for the good of the Arena, the Football Club, our fans and the City and community that they are now part of.

Coventry City had envisaged being able to deal with this situation internally, but following media reports this morning, we will continue to keep supporters updated regarding the situation going forward and hope that we will continue to be able to welcome our fans to our home at the Coventry Building Society Arena.
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Surely if they already have a legal agreement he can't change it?
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Cjay wrote: Mon Dec 05, 2022 4:30 pm Surely if they already have a legal agreement he can't change it?
Unless that was with the previous owners :duno:
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Irish Ian wrote: Mon Dec 05, 2022 4:02 pm Thankfully the same person who owns Leeds also owns Elland road so no need to stress.
I was pre empting the dribble.
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The poor Coventry fans have been fooked about for years. Why don't the City step in and do something? I had the Sky blue cov kit back in the day it was a cracker. I also had one of the old Arsenal Tracksuits from the eighties along with a few others from my school. The long suffering fans would love to be sent to Coventry.

I almost forgot Ashley is a leech.
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whiteswan wrote: Mon Dec 05, 2022 4:44 pm Unless that was with the previous owners :duno:
Possible I suppose.
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Cry Summerville and let slip the dogs of war
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Feel sorry for Coventry fans. Was glad to see them back in the Championship and hoped they'd get promoted. This looks likely to f**k them up again.
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Is Ashley still in for buying Derby?

If he does, he could move them Coventry, flatten Pride Park and build a nice park on it with swings and everything :tup:
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