Coventry City Football Club and therefore the University of Warwick are delighted to announce that they
need commenced planning for a partnership, which might see the University provide land to the Club for
a new stadium. Thereby creating a replacement home for the football club with quick access for fans
living within the city of Coventry.
Whilst a particular site has yet to be agreed, its proximity would get on the agricultural field area of the
University of Warwick land on its main campus at the southwest edge of Coventry. The Club will own and
be entirely liable for the value of the stadium and its operation; equally, the Club will receive all stadium
revenues it generates.
Both the University and therefore the Club are committed to a visionary, environmentally friendly stadium
in terms of materials, energy, noise, building and in fact 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 Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership
(CWLEP), to ensure the funding and support is there to provide that infrastructure.
The Club and the University 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 variety of
partners to progress this project.
The Club and therefore the University don't expect to issue any longer joint statements on this initiative
until there's significant news that we will share.