Coventry & Warwickshire

Coventry City fans protest over temporary move fears

Protesting Sky Blues fans
Image caption A number of the protesters travelled down from Coventry by coach

Dozens of Coventry City fans have protested in London over fears the football club may play their home games outside the city.

Last month the Sky Blues announced plans to build a new stadium, requiring a temporary move to another ground.

The plan was drawn up because of a row over unpaid rent between club owners Sisu and Arena Coventry Limited, which runs the city's Ricoh Arena.

Supporters posted letters at offices of Sisu and the Football League.

Jan Mokrzycki, from the Sky Blue Trust, said Saturday's protest was to make sure the concerns of fans were heard.

He said: "It's all to do with this constant plan we keep hearing about moving Coventry games outside of Coventry.

"It's fully clear there are very few Coventry fans who support this idea.

"We just want to make Sisu fully aware that is the feeling amongst supporters.

"This is a symbolic gesture just to get some information to them."

Coventry City administrator Paul Appleton accepted an offer from the Otium Entertainment Group to become the League One club's new owners on Friday.

The London-based company is registered to three ex-Sky Blues directors Ken Dulieu, Onye Igwe and Leonard Brody who have a connection with Sisu.

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