Walsall & Coventry City 'In Talks' Over Potential Groundshare Agreement Walsall & Coventry City 'In Talks' Over Potential Groundshare Agreement
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Walsall & Coventry City 'In Talks' Over Potential Groundshare Agreement

The Saddlers could be set to welcome the Sky Blues to Poundland Bescot Stadium.
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According to recent media reports, Walsall FC and Coventry City are locked in talks over a proposed groundshare agreement following concerns over the Sky Blues' current home, the CBS Arena.

As reported on the Coventry Telegraph website, CBS Arena owners Arena Coventry Limited recently filed a notice of intention to appoint administrators and have until today to find a new buyer or investors.

This somewhat difficult situation has led to the prospect of the Sky Blues, who are no stranger to the prospect of a groundshare following two seasons playing their games at Birmingham City’s St Andrew’s, being kicked out of the CBS Arena ahead of Tuesday night’s home clash with Blackburn Rovers.

Speaking with the media ahead of the upcoming game, City manager Mark Robins admitted that the club were in discussions over alternative venues but confirmed that Tuesday night's game will still go ahead.

Writing for the Telegraph, John Percy reports that the Sky Blues are in negotiations with Walsall over a short-term arrangement, as the Saddlers aren't due to play at Poundland Bescot Stadium again until November 19; which allows for City to complete some home fixtures ahead of the minor World Cup break.

The report, which you can read here, adds that there are fears Coventry City could be fined by the EFL or face a suspended points deduction for moving games outside of the city, whilst confirming that the club have been given a transfer embargo over an alleged payment issue with HMRC.

Meanwhile, ACL filed a separate notice of intention to appoint administrators to Wasps Holdings Limited, who own Wasps RFC . The latest development surrounding Wasps, who have been suspended for the remainder of the current campaign and relegated by the RFU, has seen an offer accepted by administrators, subject to contract, which could see the club return to action next season.
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