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Coventry call reports of a move to Butts Park Arena "speculation"

Published 13/11/2015

Coventry manager Tony Mowbray has taken the side to fourth in Sky Bet League One despite off-field uncertainty.
Coventry manager Tony Mowbray has taken the side to fourth in Sky Bet League One despite off-field uncertainty.

Coventry have dismissed as "speculation" suggestions of an immediate move to ground share with Coventry Rugby Club.

The Sky Blues, tenants to Premiership rugby side Wasps at the Ricoh Arena, do want to develop their own home and there have been reports of a switch to Butts Park Arena.

A statement read: "Reports linking us to any long-term deal with the rugby club is only speculation.

"We're currently exploring all options in regards to a new stadium to secure the club's long-term stability.

"Coventry City Football Club are aware of recent media reports linking the club to a move to Butts Park Arena. We will not be making any further comment at this time."

The Sky Bet League One side's existing contract at the Ricoh Arena expires in August 2016 - although there is an option to extend it by two years - after they returned last year following a spell playing in Northampton.

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