The following is a letter to a Coventry City supporter from the office of MP Alberto Costa.
Thank you for your email to Alberto Costa MP.
As a football fan myself, I fully understand and appreciate the importance of this matter, and the ramifications it may have on your team.
As such, I have personally called and spoken to the offices of Damian Green MP, as well as Colleen Fletcher MP (the MP, in whose constituency the Ricoh Arena is based – Coventry North East)....
Mr Green’s team are very alive to the issues you flag within your email which I reiterated in our discussion, and confirmed they are happy to help facilitate the necessary discussions to assist with progressing this. I believe they have made this known to relevant parties/stakeholders already, though discussions are ongoing in this respect.
They also helpfully informed me that the future of Coventry City Football Club was discussed in a Westminster Hall debate in October last year, led by Jim Cunningham MP (Coventry South).
This can be found here: https://hansard.parliament.uk/…/9E…/CoventryCityFootballClub
I’ve also just called Mr Cunningham’s office, and confirm he mentioned this again the Chamber recently, on the 9th February.
This can be found here: https://hansard.parliament.uk/…/FootballAssociationGovernan…
Here, Mr Cunningham directly asks Mr Green if they will raise this at the Committee, which Mr Green seems to indicate is possible – confirming the discussion I had with his office on the phone.
I hope this update is useful, and I sincerely hope it proves possible to find a resolution here to help safeguard the future of Coventry City FC.