The Sky Blues will be playing at Birmingham City’s St Andrew’s stadium next season
A former Coventry City employee has made a huge donation to a fund-raising page to help families afford season tickets.
The Sky Blues will be playing their home games at Birmingham City’s home stadium after failing to agree a deal to stay at Wasps Ricoh Arena.
Using the website GoFundMe, ‘CCFC Season Tickets’ was launched on Monday, June 17 with an ambitious target of raising £2,500.
The aim of the fund-raising drive was to ‘fund families with a season ticket for the 2019/20 campaign’ who ‘wouldn’t normally get a chance to attend game’.
After just five days, 35 people have donated more than £1,400 – with two people pledging £260 – the entire cost of an adult season ticket for Coventry City’s home games which will be played at St Andrew’s.
Former Coventry director of communications Kieran Crowley has gone above and beyond by donating £260 – the entire price of an adult season ticket.
Having worked his way up from club journalist and media officer before achieving the top role, Crowley’s near-five years of service ended in June 2016 when he moved to Dublin to take up a role as a Communications Executive with the Football Association of Ireland.
But it seems as though the League One side are still in his heart as he explained his generosity on Twitter.
“I would have a season ticket for next season to support the club through these tough times so hopefully a Dad can take their son next season on my behalf. PUSB.”
The GoFundMe appeal was created by ‘Mild-mannered Janitor’, who also created a similar fund which raised £1,750.