Coventry City have held talks with Blue Square North side Hinckley United about the possibility of playing at their stadium.

The Sky Blues are looking for an alternative venue to play their home matches as they debate a £1.1m bill in rent arrears with the owners of their current home, the Ricoh Arena.

They are disputing the cost of the rent at the stadium and are keen to renegotiate with Arena Coventry Limited (ACL), the stadium owners.

ACL have issued a the club with a Boxing Day deadline to pay the claimed amount of rent, or face a winding-up petition.

Coventry, who currently sit 15th in League 1, are also thought to have enquired about playing at Nene Park, the former home of Rushden and Diamonds.

Hinckley United's Green King Stadium has a capacity of 4,329, which is 28,280 less than the Ricoh.

Posted on 13/12/2012