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Where does Coventry City Football Club Play?

Coventry City Football Club is a professional association football club based in Coventry, West Midlands, England. The team compete in the Championship, the second tier of the English football league system. The club play at the 32,609 capacity Coventry Building Society Arena.

What is the geography of Coventry?

It is on the River Sherbourne. Coventry has been a large settlement for centuries, although it was not founded and given its city status until the Middle Ages. The conurbation consists of the Coventry and Bedworth Urban Area, the 20th largest in the country; the city is governed by Coventry City Council.

How did Coventry City get their name?

1883 – The club is founded by employees of Singer, the cycle firm, with William Stanley one of the leading lights. 1898 – The clubs name is changed from Singers F.C. to Coventry City. 1899 – The club move to Highfield Road following stints at Dowells Field and Stoke Road.

What is Coventry famous for?

During the early 19th century, Coventry was well known due to author George Eliot who was born near Nuneaton. The city was the model for her famous novel Middlemarch (1871). The Coventry Carol is named after the city of Coventry.

What League does Coventry City play in?

The team currently compete in the Championship, the second tier of the English football league system. The club play at the 32,609 capacity Coventry Building Society Arena (or CBS Arena). The club is nicknamed the Sky Blues because of the colour of their home strip.

What level is Coventry United Football Club?

Coventry United F.C. Coventry United Football Club is an English association football club based in Coventry in the West Midlands. The team competes in the Midland League Premier Division (the 9th highest tier in English football) after being promoted at the end of the 2015–16 season.

Where will Coventry City be playing in 2020/21?

Coventry City will continue to play matches at St Andrew’s Stadium in Birmingham for the remainder of the 2020/21 campaign. “We are thrilled to announce that the agreement for Coventry City to return to the city of Coventry and to the Ricoh Arena was signed in the last 24 hours.

What happened to Coventry City Ladies Football Club?

On 4 July 2015, the club announced the takeover of Coventry City Ladies F.C, rebranding the ladies side Coventry United Ladies F.C. 2013 – The club is founded by four friends after the problems surrounding local club Coventry City. 2014 - Coventry United win promotion from the Midland Football League Division Three after finishing 2nd place.

What is the history of Coventry City?

Coventry City Football Club is an English association football club based in Coventry in the Midlands. The club was founded in 1883 as Singers F.C. by Willie Stanley, an employee of cycle firm Singer Motors. In 1898, the name was changed to Coventry City.

Why did Coventry City football club change their name?

Despite a last-minute objection from Coventry Rugby Club, who felt that the name was too similar to their own, the name change to Coventry City Football Club was approved by the Football Association (FA) on 12 August 1898.

Why are Coventry City called the Sky Blues?

In 1898, the name was changed to Coventry City. The club first joined the Football League after World War I and in 1938, the club missed out on promotion to the First Division by one point. Since the 1960s, the club has been nicknamed the Sky Blues owing to the colour of their kit introduced by manager Jimmy Hill.

What is the history of Coventry Citys Highfield Road stadium?

Coventry City began playing at the Highfield Road stadium in 1899 within the Hillfields district of the city, although the club did not buy the freehold to the site until 1937. The ground had an interesting history. In 1940 the main stand which backed onto terraced houses in Mowbray Street was bombed by the Luftwaffe.

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