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NEWS: City backs fans plan to make it a 'Sky Blue Saturday'

9 May 2018

Coventry City are supporting the fans campaign to make it a ‘Sky Blue Saturday’ and promote a carnival atmosphere for the big game against Notts County.

The Sky Blues face Notts County in the first leg of the SkyBet League Two play-offs on Saturday evening, with a 7:30pm kick-off.

On Tuesday evening, fans on Twitter began talking about bringing scarves and flags to the game... and fans are encouraged to do so!

Flags are allowed to be brought to the game, while are range of scarves are available in the club shop in advance or on the day in the concourse under block 18.

Fans are also encouraged to wear their Coventry City shirts – whether current or retro – to make the Ricoh Arena a sea of Sky Blue!

Please note - Streamers are not allowed, and neither are balloons.

As when we went to Wembley last season, the same flag rules apply at the Ricoh Arena. A flag may be brought in with permission if it is smaller than 250cm at the widest or longest point and:

  • The flag does not have an attached flag pole,
  • In the case of an attached flag pole, it is made from wood and plastic only and is no longer than 1 metre in length and 1cm in diameter.
  • There is no advertising or commercial message on the flag
  • The flag does not contain any abusive or defamatory message

Please note that flag poles made of metal are not permitted inside the stadium, no matter what size or length the flag/pole.

Flags that do not adhere to the above regulations will not be allowed. Any queries can be emailed to

Dave Boddy, Chief Executive at Coventry City: “The excitement is really building and we’re happy that fans are all looking forward to Saturday.

“While the short timescales and Bank Holiday has meant some suggested plans for the game are not possible, such as clappers and fireworks, this initiative is a great way for all fans join in and show their support visually, as well as vocally on Saturday.”

“Some fans have asked about the Jimmy Hill Flag. This will remain in the stands, and not passed over fans pre-match. Unfortunately it is now quite delicate, and to ensure it is not damaged we will keep the flag watching over the game.

“We’re sure that the fans will create a brilliant visual spectacle which will hopefully inspire the side on Saturday evening.”

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