A while ago, there was an article on this site with an idea to keep Coventry City's teams playing at the Ricoh Arena.
We've decided to revisit that article and come up with something new and improved.
It's probably too late considering the EFL imposed deadline, only theoretical and will be rubbished by current CCFC CEO David Boddy who woud not be able to pay himself or any company he nominates a financia bonus for the agreement of a deal but it might acceptable to the other parties involved and at this moment in time, anything which gives the Coventry City football teams a future is worth considering.
Now, as we all know, the pitch/stadium at the Ricoh Arena is available to hire.
Competitions such as the Coventry Charity Cup and Coventry Telegraph Cup play their finals at the Ricoh Arena with company matches and charity matches also taking place at the Arena over the years, when there are no Wasps games, concerts or work on the pitch going on.
On that basis, Mark Robins, Adi Vivash and or their representatives, having set up a bank account in the name of Coventry City First Team, approach Nick Eastwood, the Wasps CEO and say that they would like to rent the stadium for 23 league games, cup matches, pre-season etc.
As he is not dealing with Joy Seppala, Tim Fisher and their minion David Boddy, Mr Eastwood says "Yes fine." to a deal which would be probably longer than the one year deal which seems the most that can be expected at the moment unless the legal action is ceased.
ACL then send Coventry City First Team an invoice for payment. Mark Robins, Adi Vivash and or their representatives, in turn let Otium Entertainment Group know the cost. OEG deposit the money into Coventry City First Team's bank account, which is then used to pay the invoice.
Jason Farndon, Luke Tidsdale and/or their representatives, having set up a Coventry City U23's bank account, then meet Mr Eastwood and agree a deal to play the number of matches at the first team's ground that the Professional Development League require them to, before letting OEG know the cost so they can deposit the money to pay their invoice into the Coventry City U23's bank account.
Richard Stevens, Andy Crabtree and Andy Whing and or their representatives, having set up a Coventry City U18's bank account, also meet Mr Eastwood and agree a deal so that they can play "home" FA Youth Cup ties when the need arises, before letting OEG know the cost so they can deposit the money to pay their invoice into the Coventry City U18's bank account.
Outcome, all three teams playing where they need to be playing, jobs saved in a wide variety of areas in one of the European City Of Sport's for 2019 and everyone happy.