Butts Park ArenaEdit profile
Butts Park Arena is a multi-use sports stadium in Spon End, Coventry, England. It is the home ground of Coventry R.F.C., Coventry Jets, and Coventry Bears.
The stadium was built in 2004 and currently has one stand. The East Stand has a capacity of 3000 and includes a number of conference and banqueting facilities. The West Stand which was a temporary structure holding 1000 was removed at the end of the 2005/06 season on grounds of Health and Safety.
Its main use is as a rugby union stadium, the home ground for Coventry R.F.C., who moved there for the start of the 2004/05 season having used the Coundon Road Stadium previously. The inaugural league match was against Nottingham on 4 September 2004, which Coventry won by 40 points to 10. It is also the home ground for the Coventry Jets American Football team.
The stadium has also hosted the International Children's Games, the Coventry Bears rugby league team and music concerts. Most recently, the Butts has also played host to the local universities' varsity day between Coventry and Warwick.