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Ricoh Arena to remain home of Coventry City

English League Two football club Coventry City has agreed a new deal to maintain the Ricoh Arena as its home for another season.

Coventry has agreed the deal with Premiership rugby union club Wasps, which owns the stadium in the West Midlands city.

Coventry’s current lease deal for the venue was due to expire at the end of the ongoing 2017-18 season, but it will now run through to the end of the 2018-19 campaign.

Coventry said talks over a new deal had been ongoing since September. Chief executive Dave Boddy added: “The talks have been very positive between us, and conducted in a spirit of co-operation, which I’m sure will continue as we look to further develop the relationship between us.

“Importantly, this agreement gives supporters the certainty of where they will be watching their team play next season and provides stability to the club.”

Coventry first moved to the 32,600-seat Ricoh Arena in 2005, but it has endured a troubled relationship with the venue which ultimately led to it playing home games at Northampton’s Sixfields Stadium in 2013-14.

Wasps have played at the Ricoh Arena since moving from London in December 2014.

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