Coventry City fans protest over temporary move fears

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

Related Stories

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.

More on This Story

Related Stories

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire



26 °C 17 °C


  • NS Savannah, 1962Nuclear dream

    The ship that totally failed to change the world

  • Irvine WelshScots missed

    Five famous Scots who can't vote in the Scottish referendum

  • Balloons flying upUp, up and away

    Why the ever rising pound is not all good news

  • Espresso cup7 days quiz

    Which city serves the strongest cup of coffee?

  • Jean-Luc CourcoultGiant strides

    The enigmatic Frenchman behind Liverpool's 25ft grandmother

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.