It has today been revealed that Coventry City Football Club are now looking at four potential sites for their new stadium.
At the end of the 2012/2013 season, the club revealed they were leaving The Ricoh Arena – their home since 2005, and were going to build a new stadium ‘in the Coventry area’ after a dispute over rent with ACL.
Since leaving The Ricoh, Coventry have been playing their home games 35 miles away at Sixfields – the home of League Two side Northampton Town.
The move to Sixfields have seen attendances plummet with City already setting a new club record lowest attendance for a Football League home game when only 1,789 witnessed the 2-0 victory over Colchester United last weekend.
Eight weeks ago, the club revealed to The Coventry Telegraph that they hoped an initial deal would be in place within eight weeks.
However that initial deadline has now passed, however property agents working on behalf of the club insist talks are still on going in regards to purchasing land.
Brandon Speedway Stadium, a 26 acre site, is one of the four potential sites where property agents say heads of terms for a sale have been agreed and “due diligence” talks are continuing, with these talks expected to take another four weeks.
Property consultants CBRE have been appointed to work alongside planning consultants Turley Associates, transport planning consultancy Vectos and architects AFLS+P, which had worked on other sporting stadia including Rotherham United, which Coventry City Chief Executive Tim Fisher has used as a template for the new stadium
Enquiries have been made regarding two of the four potential sites, however it has not been revealed which two of the four.
To read the full story, head to The Coventry Telegraph article here.