Nearly 14,000 free tickets will be going to primary schools in Coventry as part of the Sky Blues Community Day on 10th February.
Coventry City and Sky Blues in the Community originally planned to fill the North Stand full of school children and their families but, following huge demand for the tickets to support Mark Robins’ side against Accrington Stanley, the South Stand will also be used to accommodate all of the supporters.
The massive uptake of tickets, both free tickets and those purchased for just £5 as part of the Community Day offer, means there will be an incredible atmosphere at the Ricoh Arena - and that the Sky Blues will smash the League Two record crowd of 18,746, which was set at the match between Portsmouth and Northampton Town in May 2016.
The current overall home ticket total for the game is around 22,000!
Fans will be able to enjoy a pre-match fans village from 12pm in the Ericsson Exhibition Hall, while 3000 Kick It Out clap banners will be distributed as we show our support for the anti-discrimination campaign.
Meanwhile, the success of Coventry’s 2021 City of Culture bid will also be celebrated.
Dave Boddy, CCFC Chief Executive, said: “We have been absolutely delighted with the uptake of tickets for Community Day from the primary schools who have been involved in the free ticket offer.
“There was much higher demand than expected, so we have worked hard to make sure that everyone who got their voucher back to us is at the game.
“With everything else going on, and the stands behind both goals full of Sky Blues supporters, we’re looking forward to a great day.
“Tickets are still available in advance for only £5, with matchday tickets just £10, so we would urge fans to buy their tickets early, take advantage of this great offer and be part of a bumper crowd at the Ricoh.”
To buy tickets in advance for only £5, visit eticketing.co.uk/ccfc, call 0844 453 9134 or visit the Ticket Office at the Butts Park Arena.