COVENTRY'S RICOH LOCK OUT

Coventry City have been forced to step up their search for a new home after being informed they will be locked out of the Ricoh Arena.

The Sky Blues, who play in the third tier of English football, are in disagreement with Arena Coventry Ltd., owners of the Ricoh Arena, over unpaid rent and game-day revenue, it is a feud that has raged since early 2013.

Coventry Chief Executive Tim Fischer said: “The fact is that we are being locked out of the Ricoh Arena. 

“We have been told that there is no further room for negotiation and an offer that we made to get back round the negotiating table has been rejected. 

"It is with great regret that we now have no alternative but to consider other arrangements for next season and we would be failing the club, its supporters and its staff if we did not start making such plans now.”

The move will see the end of Coventry City's eight-year tenure at the Ricoh Arena after moving into the stadium from their old Highfield Road ground in 2005.

Posted on 03/05/2013