Coventry City have said in a statement to the Coventry Observer that they are hopeful that a groundshare option at the Butts Park Arena can still be explored.
City said in the statement: “Coventry City Football Club values the existing relationship with Coventry Rugby Club and remains hopeful that the option of a future ground share deal can continue to be explored.
“Critically, the club must have access to matchday revenues beyond ticketing and further non-matchday revenues to give CCFC a platform to build a sustainable future.
“We also understand the fans’ request to keep the football club within the City of Coventry. Butts Park Arena fulfills both of these requirements.
“Following recent local media anti-owner campaigns, the club is concerned that continued protests and campaigning aimed at damaging the club’s owners will instead cause longer term damage to the football club.
“We would like to stress the importance of supporters getting behind the manager and the team for the rest of the League One campaign.”