League One side Coventry City could find themselves expelled from the Football League if they are unable to provide more information over where they will be playing their home games next season.
The club’s agreement with the Ricoh Arena runs out at the end of the season and the two parties are yet to agree terms ahead of the start of the 2019/20 campaign.
Coventry played their home games at Northampton’s Sixfields Stadium back in the 2013/14 season due to a disagreement with rugby union side Wasps, who purchased the ground back in 2014.
The EFL board have requested further details on where they intend to be playing their home games next season, with the Sky Blues stating that the Ricoh Arena is their only option, ruling out a return to Northampton.
The row between Coventry and Wasps stems from the sale of the ground back in 2014, with Coventry’s owners Sisu claiming that Coventry City Council undervalued the ground by £27m during negotiations.
Sisu called for a judicial review into the sale back in October but saw it rejected, although they are planning to appeal that decision and are also unhappy at the current rates of rent to use the stadium on home games.
Wasps will not negotiate the terms of a new tenancy agreement whilst legal proceedings are continuing to take place.It is the latest in a line of traumatic incidents for the club over recent years, with the Sisu ownership being nothing short of a disaster. On Saturday afternoon, Coventry’s away fans protested against the club’s owners during their televised game against Luton Town with ‘6 and out’ signs.