Coventry City Football Club has unveiled plans to build a new stadium on land at the University of Warwick.
The club and the university have commenced planning for a partnership, which would see the University provide land for the development of a new stadium, thereby creating a new home for the Football Club with easy access for fans living in the City of Coventry.
Whilst an exact site has yet to be agreed, its proximity would be on the agricultural field area of the University of Warwick land on its main campus at the southwest edge of Coventry.
The club, which has recently won promotion to the EFL Championship, will own and be entirely responsible for the cost of the stadium and its operation; equally, the Club will receive all stadium revenues it generates.
Coventry City FC said in a statement:
Both the University and the Club are committed to a visionary, environmentally friendly stadium in terms of materials, energy, noise, building and of course access.
We envision supporters arriving at the stadium through a new light rail station at the ground running alongside a new link road.
This will require significant discussion and partnership work with all surrounding local authorities, the West Midlands Combined Local Authority and the LEP to ensure the funding and support is there to provide that infrastructure.
The Club and the University said they wanted to make people aware of this exciting new development as soon as possible and hope that in doing so, it will pave the way to many discussions needed with a range of partners to progress this project.
Coventry City played last season’s home games at St Andrew’s, home to Birmingham City FC.