The EFL Board accepts that it should be asked on occasions to contemplate a short-lived relocation as a method for securing a Club’s current participation within the competition.
However, it remains firmly of the read that its Member Clubs ought to play within the cities and cities from that they take their name.
Despite current discussions to stay Coventry city enjoying within the city of Coventry at the Ricoh Arena,
an agreement has not been reached and as a result, the EFL Board was baby-faced with the important prospect of the Club not having the ability to fulfill its fixtures for 2019/20 season,
which might inevitably have known as into question the Club’s continuing membership within the League.
This situation has placed the EFL Board in an unenviable position and as a result, it’s reluctantly united to a ground-share possibility at Birmingham City’s St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy stadium for 2019/20.
This is a call that has not been taken gently and it’s too bad that the parties concerned are unable to search out an appropriate and smart resolution.
The EFL Board calls on all parties to resolve this matter at the earliest convenience for the good thing about the town of Coventry, the Club, and folks living within the local people.
A number of conditions are placed on the Club to make sure progress is formed in relevancy finding an answer to obtaining the Club back enjoying in Coventry at the earliest chance as well as the payment of a £1m bond and a quarterly review so as for the Board to be updated on developments sooner than season 2020/21.
The EFL has conjointly received an endeavor from the Club’s possession that they’re going to not recommend an application to the EFL Board to for good relocate the Club to anyplace outside the Coventry space.