Sixfields Stadium in Northampton is to be the home of Coventry City FC for three years while the club seeks to build a new stadium for itself. The club has turned down an offer to play back in the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Coventry FC’s Chief Executive has been reported to be interested in building a stadium along the lines of Rotherham’s New York Stadium, just completing its first year of operation.
The move to Sixfields (pictured) has been “reluctantly” agreed by the Football League, with Northampton taking fixture priority. Coventry FC fans have already demonstrated against the move and a former club official has offered to pay for Ricoh Arena fees to bring the club back to the city. On stadium development Fisher said:
We want a mix of commercial, residential, depending on the final site we go with and this is why I really like Rotherham United’s model because it’s set up so they can build a hotel, it’s by the river where it’s designated as regeneration so built into the bottom of the stadium are retail units, cafes, you name it – it’s brilliant.