Coventry City Football Club was established in 1883 and was originally known as Singers FC until 1898, when it first became known as Coventry City, moving to its previous Highfield Road home in 1899.
In the 1960s, Jimmy Hill became manager and sparked a revolution at Coventry City – he unveiled a new Sky Blue kit, nicknamed the club the Sky Blues (having previously been known as the Bantams) and created a new wave of excitement around the club.
In that period, Coventry City rose from Division Three to the top division in English football, where they remained from 1967 to 2001.
During their time in the top flight, the club were known as perennial survivors – staving off relegation late in the season and, on several occasions, leaving it until the final day.
Coventry City’s most successful season was 1986/87 when, under the guidance of John Sillett and George Curtis, they lifted the FA Cup at Wembley while the club’s youth side also lifted the FA Youth Cup trophy.
City were one of the founding members of the Premier League – and even topped the table after three games in its inaugural season in 1992/93.
The Sky Blues lost their Premier League status in 2001 and that was followed by them moving out of their home of more than 100 years, Highfield Road, in 2005.
An emotional crowd saw them thrash Derby County 6-2 which was the perfect sign-off before their move to the Ricoh Arena the following August.
After a one-year period outside the city, the Sky Blues returned to the Ricoh Arena in September 2014.
At the beginning of 2015, the club published its five point plan for success and included closer ties with the business community across Coventry and Warwickshire with a desire to play a more active, outward facing role in the area.
Part of that commitment led to Coventry City Football Club joining the Coventry and Warwickshire Champions to help the region promote itself to a national and international audience.
Tynan Scope, commercial sales manager at Coventry City Football Club, said: “Coventry and Warwickshire is a great place to do business. Recent reports have shown that the city and the county are moving forward in terms of job creation and business start-ups but there is the potential here to do even better.”