COVENTRY City Football Club have thrown their backing behind the campaign to return motorsports to Brandon Stadium.
The Sky Blues have themselves been absent from the area for the last 18 months, and are currently playing their home matches at Birmingham City’s St Andrew’s ground.
After Brandon was closed by owners Investin plc (Brandon Estates) at the end of the 2016 season, it means two of the most famous team sports taking the name of the City – football and speedway – currently have no home venue there, with an extensive range of car racing formulae also lost.
Writing in the programme for Tuesday’s Championship fixture against Luton, CCFC Chief Executive Dave Boddy said: “It would be wonderful to see the famous Coventry Bees back in action at Brandon Stadium and, as a sporting institution that knows about stadium issues and playing outside of our City, we are fully behind this campaign.
“The Bees have a rich sporting heritage, not just in Coventry and surrounding areas, but around the world with iconic names like Ole Olsen, Tommy Knudsen and in more recent times Chris Harris and Scott Nicholls.
“I have personally been to Brandon and enjoyed watching the Bees. Speedway is a thrilling sport for all generations and if the sport can return to Brandon it will be a massive boost to thousands of people throughout the region.
“I wish the campaign well and, if successful, look forward to visiting for a night of high-adrenaline racing.”
The Campaign Group would like to thank the football club for their support and congratulate them on their marvellous achievements over recent seasons.
We wish manager Mark Robins and the players all the very best as they look to continue to consolidate back at Championship level.