Sharp Again Rules Out BPA Groundshare

Last updated : 15 November 2017 By CNS Sport

Coventry Rugby Club Chairman John Sharp has said that there is no chance of Coventry City FC being able to use the Butts Park Arena as a home for its league and cup matches.

City Chairman Tim Fisher has said on numberous occasions that BPA is their prefered site.

However, with Coventry United having a three year deal to play there, a 3G pitch being installed, something currently not allowed under Football League rules, plus the Council wanting land around the stadium for housing, many feel that this would not be a suitable home and the Sky Blues would be far better in trying to sort out an option to continue to play at the Ricoh Arena.

Mr Sharp speaking to BBC Coventry & Warwickshire said about an arrangement with Coventry City: "One thing we cannot do is to have any formal arrangement, any groundshare whilst they are owned by the current owners.

"The current owners are vilified within the city. "We rely upon a good relationship with the City Council and how can we do that if we are supporting someone who at the same time is suing them."