Coventry City and Coventry Rugby Club explore ground-share possibilities
Leaderboard
Leisure Opportunities
Job search
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
Everyone Active
Self-Employed
Houghton le Spring, United Kingdom
South Suffolk Leisure
£18.79 per hour
Ipswich, UK
activeNewham
Competitive Salary & Benefits
London, UK
Xercise4Less
£15k plus Commission and Bonus [OTE £28,000 +)
Various, United Kingdom
RMA
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Bramley, Guildford, UK

Coventry City and Coventry Rugby Club explore ground-share possibilities

Job opportunities
Atlantis Leisure
£19,300 - £21,950 (Dependant on experience) plus benefits
location: Oban, UK
Impulse Leisure
Up to £27,502 per annum (for an exceptional candidate)
location: Thurrock, UK
Woodhouse College
£32,163 + £2,533 pro-rata
location: London, UK
more jobs

Coventry City FC may move out of the Ricoh Arena to relocate to a redeveloped stadium with the local rugby club.

Coventry Rugby Club is currently exploring the possibility of expanding its current Butts Park ground into a 15,000-25,000 capacity stadium which can be used by both clubs.

John Sharp, chair of the rugby club, told The Coventry Telegraph that while the move wasn’t certain, the pair have had discussions about forming a joint property company which would form into an events firm designed to handle the day-to-day running of the stadium.

To finance the redevelopment, Sharp said the building of student accommodation for the local university and potential retail facilities were plans that were being explored.

Money would also be put forward by the rugby club, football club and selected partners. Finding a naming rights partner for the ground is also a possibility.

“I would like to see a community, a gym and maybe some retail to make the site work,” said Sharp. “We would be looking at 15,000 seats or above looking at the football club gates and what they would get if they went up the league. But I don’t want the rugby club to be rattling around in too large a stadium.”

Coventry City FC moved into the Ricoh in 2005 when the club was still in the Championship, briefly moving out of the 32,000-seat structure between 2014 and 2016 following a dispute with operator Arena Coventry Limited (ACL).

Wasps Rugby Club purchased the stadium in November 2014, and although the football team keeps 100 per cent of gate receipts and 50 per cent of food and drink sales, it loses out on non-matchday income and sponsorship revenue. It also has to pay Wasps rent, and recently signed a two-year extension to the lease.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Coventry City FC may move out of the Ricoh Arena to relocate to a redeveloped stadium with the local rugby club.
SAR,PRO
Butts Park has been Coventry Rugby's home since 2004
employer of choice
Would you like to work for a gym operator that allows you to develop and use your skills to the full whilst being well rewarded? The Gym is totally committed to allowing 'the manager to manage' and rewarding our key personnel for delivery... More
Leaderboard
Leaderboard
Active IQ
Active IQ