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BSPA NEWS: COVENTRY STATEMENT

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BSPA NEWS: COVENTRY STATEMENT

26th February 2017

WITH deep regret the British Speedway Promoters' Association announce Coventry Bees will not be competing in the 2017 SGB Premiership and their licence has been put on ice.

Due to well documented issues with their former Brandon Stadium home, the Bees only have an agreement in place to run a handful of meetings at Leicester. 

The club, therefore, are not in a position to satisfy the Association that they can fulfil a full season of league racing with no guarantee of returning to Brandon.

In addition there have been developments in the past 10-days where financial support for the Coventry promotion has changed, again meaning the Association are not satisfied they can fulfil a full season. 

We feel extremely sad for the Bees riders, fans and officials but we believe this decision has been made in the best interests of the sport. 

We sincerely hope circumstances can improve for Coventry during the course of this year which will enable them to return to the track in the 2018 season.

With the demise of the Bees from the 2017 fixture list Poole Speedway boss Matt Ford has announced that Season Voucher holders will be entitled to a refund of £30 for Adult tickets, £25 OAP £12 Youth and £6 children and this refund will be made either at the club's Press Day to which Season Voucher holders are invited or at the first meeting of the season.

 

League table

                       
                       
Pos  Club  M W D L 4W 3W D 1L L Pts
1 Belle Vue 16 4 1 2 2 4 0 2 1 35
2 Wolverhampton 16 8 0 1 1 1 0 3 2 34
3 Swindon 16 4 1 2 2 3 0 3 1 33
4 Poole 16 4 0 4 2 1 3 2 0 31
5 King's Lynn 13 4 0 3 1 3 0 0 2 25
6 Rye House 16 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 8 21
7 Somerset 14 4 0 4 0 1 0 1 4 16
8 Leicester 15 2 1 5 0 0 0 3 4 10

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