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Coventry City urge supporters to arrive early for Gillingham game due to extra security checks

17 November 2015

The club has issued the following statement as security at the Ricoh Arena will be raised on the day of the game...

Coventry City Football Club urges supporters to arrive early for the weekend's game against Gillingham following the tragic events in Paris.
There will additional screening as supporters enter the Ricoh Arena with extra stewards and police on duty to ensure supporters' safety. 
The club are also urging supporters, where possible, not to bring rucksacks or bags to the stadium to speed up the screening process before the match, and stay vigilant during the game with the national threat level currently at 'severe'.
Safety Officer Chris O'Neill said: "After the recent events, the club's safety team and ACL stand firm in our ambitions to make sure that the Ricoh Arena is a safe place to visit.
"We're currently taking all the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of supporters and will require the patience of supporters during additional screening on Saturday.
"With every game, we'd like fans to remain vigilant and review all safety precautions, and urge supporters to speak to any steward if they spot a problem before and during the game."

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