Understanding the role of alcohol consumption in football cultures (Alcohol FC)


Are you a football fan who regularly attends matches or watches the game on TV?

Would you be willing to take part in a survey on the importance and role of alcohol for football fans in Scotland and England?

Researchers from the universities of Stirling, Loughborough and Edinburgh are running a research project on this issue.

The survey will ask fans some questions about their views and experiences of alcohol consumption and on current regulations on alcohol in and around football.

Once you complete the survey, you will be given the option to be entered into a prize draw for £50 worth of High Street vouchers

This project has been ethically approved through the University of Stirling General University Ethics Panel


If you are interested in taking part in the survey, please click the following link:



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“For many months the Sky Blue Trust has been urging all the parties to the Ricoh Arena dispute to negotiate a settlement to enable Coventry City to remain at the Arena. We are pleased that discussions now seem to be well under-way. We hope that those talks will be concluded swiftly and that a new deal will confirm the Ricoh Arena as the Sky Blues’ home ground for many seasons to come.  We need a deal that gives certainty, stability and the opportunity for sustained success. 
“We are concerned to note that a ground-share out of the City has not yet been ruled-out. We hope that all concerned will try their utmost to avoid such a calamitous exile.”
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A planned Extraordinary General Meeting for Thursday 25 April to consider the future of Coventry City has been postponed, with a revised date set for Wednesday 29 May.


The EFL Board had set tomorrow’s date to consider the Club’s expulsion from the League if an agreeable solution as to where they will play their home fixtures from 2019/20 onwards could not be provided.


The EFL has been in regular contact with the Club over an extended period and, over the course of the last seven days, significant progress has been made with a solution believed to have been identified.


To allow the Club the maximum period of time to finalise appropriate arrangements, the EFL Board has opted to postpone Thursday’s EGM and remains hopeful such a meeting will not be required.



Coventry City Statement

Coventry City Football Club can confirm that the English Football League EGM and the vote on the Club’s place in the EFL, previously scheduled for Thursday 25th April, has now been postponed.


This postponement follows significant progress by Coventry City in working to meet the EFL stadium criteria for next season.


We have worked closely with Shaun Harvey and the EFL over a long period of time on this matter, and are grateful to the EFL Board for giving us the extra time needed to bring this matter to a satisfactory conclusion, which would see Coventry City continue to play its fixtures in Coventry.


We can confirm that Coventry City Football Club has started initial discussions with Wasps Holdings Limited regarding an extension to our current license agreement to play at the Ricoh Arena.  


We can also confirm that a Heads of Terms agreement has been signed to groundshare at an alternative venue. However, the timescales involved with this option means that a deal with Wasps will need to be concluded very quickly, otherwise our option with the alternative venue will be lost.


We are unable to comment further at this time due to a mutually-signed confidentiality agreements, but will keep supporters updated when we are able to do so.


We want to conclude this matter as soon as possible, with the continued aim of Coventry City playing at the Ricoh Arena, and will work extremely hard in the next few days to that end.


John Nagle

Head of Policy


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