Last Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2013 17:13
Northampton and Coventry have signed an agreement that will see the Sky Blues play their home games at Sixfields for the next three seasons.
Coventry's owners, the Otium Entertainment Group, have been looking for a venue at which to play City's home games, and they have now signed a deal with the Cobblers.
"This helps out a fellow club who came to us and asked for our assistance and it is a much needed additional revenue stream for Northampton Town Football Club,"Cobblers chairman David Cardoza said in an official statement.
"When the home fixtures clash, Northampton Town's games will take priority and Coventry's games will be played second. That means if both teams are at home on the same weekend, Coventry will play on the Sunday and if there is a midweek clash, Coventry will play on the Wednesday.
"No Northampton Town games will be moved as part of this arrangement, subject to any television requirements."
Cardoza added: "There wasn't any plan for us to try and tempt another club away from their local community for our financial gain. We are simply helping a fellow football club at their request.
"We are a League 2 club who are battling to break even, so given the facts that are presented the decision has been made in the best interests of Northampton Town Football Club while also attempting to help Coventry City."
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