Sky Blues fans turned out in force to back a new supporters group committed to improving the perilous situation at the club.
More than 90 attended the official launch of the Coventry City Supporters Trust.
The body - run by the fans for the fans - aims to give supporters more of a say in how their club is run by forging closer links between the two.
Organiser Nigel Eccles urged anyone with the club at heart to get involved.
He said: “It’s easy to criticise but much harder to offer solutions, give your support and help inject more community spirit into our club.”
The meeting came in the wake of the club’s announcement that a further 15 players are to be shown the door at the end of the season.
But Mr Eccles believes the recent comments made by chairman Mike McGinnity and player-manager Gary McAllister mark a more open era at the club.
“We want the future to be a positive one and for there to be a Coventry City Football Club.
I think the Sky Blues fans can play their part to get behind the club and the current board and embrace what Mr McGinnity has done with the way he has approached the financial situation,” said Eccles.
The club was represented at the meeting although they declined the offer of a seat on the platform.
Their representative, Jo Lea, said “I am very, very impressed with what I have heard, its very positive and that is exactly what we want to hear about Coventry City at the moment.”
She suggested the club would look to set up a formal meeting with McGinnity once elections to the trust’s board have taken place.
Currently there are more than 80 supporters trusts across the country helping out with anything from match day catering to running junior sides. Some trusts have also bought shares to secure seats on football club boards.