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NEWS: Fans advised to arrive early and warned not to go on the pitch on Saturday

Squad will stay on the pitch after the game to thank fans for their support...

3 May 2018

Coventry City fans are being advised to arrive early on Saturday afternoon, and being warned of the danger of pitch incursions at the game against Morecambe.

With a bumper crowd expected for the vital final league of the campaign, fans are encouraged to arrive early, with a pre-match Fans Village open from midday until 2:30pm. Details here

The match, like all on the final day in League Two, must kick-off at 3pm. Additional cash turnstiles will be open from 1:30pm to ensure fans have plenty of time to purchase tickets on the gate – however fans are encouraged to buy in advance or via the ticket office to make sure they receive priority for any potential play-off fixtures.

Fans are also asked not to enter the field of play at any point during or after the game.

This is for the safety of players and officials, and fans themselves – it is also a criminal offence to enter the field of play. It is also important that the pitch is protected for any potential play-off games that may be played at the Ricoh Arena in the coming weeks.

The Coventry City squad and management will stay on the pitch after the final whistle to thank fans for their support during the 2017/18 season, however if fans are on the pitch then this will not take place.

We therefore ask fans to remain in their seats during and after the game to ensure the day is enjoyable and safe for all supporters.

 

Supporters of Coventry City and Morecambe are also reminded of the dangers of pyrotechnics at games.

A Sky Blues supporter who used a pyrotechnic at Notts County away was recently jailed for 28 days and given a football banning order of 6 years – this is a serious offence and fans put themselves and others in danger.

All 72 EFL clubs have signed up to a new Chairman’s Charter to help put an end to the dangerous use of pyrotechnics, which include smoke bombs, flares and fireworks within EFL football grounds.

It follows a number of incidents of significant concern in the EFL where supporters have suffered serious injuries, such as burns and smoke inhalation, the latter occurring at Coventry City games.

Coventry City and the Ricoh Arena are committed to providing a safe environment for supporters. We encourage fans to continue to be passionate in their support for the team and club on Saturday in the crucial game against Morecambe, while making sure they are doing so in a safe way that does not cause harm to their fellow Sky Blues supporters.


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