Coventry Bees speedway team will start the 2017 season but the downside is that they will have to use Leicester’s Beaumont Road stadium for their early matches.
A BSPA statement reads:
A statement from the BSPA read: “The British Speedway Promoters’ Association are pleased to finally confirm Coventry Bees will be racing in the 2017 SGB Premiership.
“We have accepted proposals for the team to race on a temporary basis at Leicester’s Beaumont Park for the opening weeks of the season with the ultimate aim of moving back to Coventry during the campaign.
“For the avoidance of doubt, both Coventry and Leicester will be racing as separate teams and this is in no way an amalgamation of the two clubs.
“The move has been made to keep Coventry on track in very trying circumstances with their former Brandon Stadium home currently unavailable.
“However, strenuous efforts will continue to be made to take the team back to the famous site.
“We would like to place on record our thanks to Avtar Sandhu of Coventry Racing Club Ltd for supporting this venture, Leicester Speedway, Councillor Stokes and Mick Horton, Coventry Bees promoter.
“As an association we have tried to give every opportunity for Coventry, a world famous club with a rich heritage, to remain in action at the highest level of British Speedway.
“Our best wishes go to both Leicester Lions and Coventry Bees for a successful 2017 season and we look forward to seeing the Bees move back home at the earliest possible time during the season.”