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#1 slowdive

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:50 AM

Who owns Butts Park Arena and are the Coventry team likely to play there?
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#2 bowes

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:05 AM

I believe the RU club own it. Coventry Bears play there already at first team level so yes.

#3 MidlandsRugbyLeague

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:39 AM

Council own it and lease it to RU club dont they?

#4 bowes

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:36 AM

Makes sense actually after the RU club had a meltdown a couple of years ago.

#5 walter sobchak

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:52 PM

Was Coventry one of the new clubs added to the championship for next season?

#6 41hound

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:07 PM

Was Coventry one of the new clubs added to the championship for next season?


I think they join in 2014 season. They will take the place Northampton were to have , but pulled out of. It was too short notice for 2013 season ...

#7 keighley

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:17 PM

I believe the original Coventry RL club way back when played their home games at Butts arena.

#8 walter sobchak

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:06 PM

I think they join in 2014 season. They will take the place Northampton were to have , but pulled out of. It was too short notice for 2013 season ...

I hope they do because Coventry in my opinion is excellent expansion territory, big city 300,000+, struggling football team and a rugby union team that plays in the lower leagues(I think). In fact the whole midlands from Nottingham to Coventry and Birmingham to Leicester is ideal expansion territory.

#9 brooza

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:21 PM

Aye, Cov to be added in 2014 after a year's prep
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#10 Bearman

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:57 PM

I believe the original Coventry RL club way back when played their home games at Butts arena.

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#11 MidlandsRugbyLeague

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:52 PM

Yes 1911 to the First World War


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