Coventry: Don’t blame me

DAVE Coventry has dismissed suggestions that his refusal to discuss lower rent options is preventing other parties from taking control of the Fen Tigers.

DAVE Coventry has dismissed suggestions that his refusal to discuss lower rent options is preventing other parties from taking control of the Fen Tigers.

Outgoing promoter Ray Mascall claims that prospective buyers have met his valuation of the club but cannot go further due to a breakdown in negotiations with Coventry, who owns Mildenhall Stadium. Coventry is in talks to buy the club himself but has so far yet to meet Mascall’s asking price as negotiations continue to drag on.

“It all seems down to one person who is frightening everyone off,” said Mascall. “Everyone else is prepared to pay what I am asking for but just are getting nowhere with Dave. He is not budging on the rent which is �1,300. And it’s up to him to give me the right offer.”

Coventry retorted: “This seems to be the attitude of a lot of people in speedway. The stadium has overheads and the rent includes track preparation, which is a very expensive business.”


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Two away fixtures have already been postponed but a solution is likely to be needed before the Tigers to host Buxton next weekend. Tigers duo Joe Jacobs and Oliver Rayson line up in the British Under-18 Championship at Somerset on Friday.

www.mildenhallspeedway.co.uk

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