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NEWS: Matchday Guide for Saturday's Jimmy Hill Day game versus Lincoln City

3pm kick-off on Saturday afternoon...

20 December 2019

Ahead of this Saturday’s Jimmy Hill Day game against Lincoln City, Coventry City have issued an updated matchday guide for all fans attending our SkyBet League One fixture.

This includes key info on buying tickets, parking, travel, road closures, matchday activities and more – including a visit from Father Christmas, and Pop and Crisps in the Family Zone pre-match!

Please note - road closures that are in place will be from 45 minutes before kick-off, rather than 1 hour as it was earlier in the season.

For ticket information, please click here. 


Buying Tickets

Tickets will be available to buy on the gate for Sky Blue fans against Lincoln City on Saturday, with no matchday price increase and no booking fees applying.

Tickets are the same price whether you buy in advance or on the day, while there is no Premium Zone for match tickets this season nor booking fees to add on. Tickets are just £20 for adults, £15 for concessions and even cheaper for youngsters – full details and prices here.

Cash Turnstiles are in the Kop Stand/Tilton Road Stand corner, and open from 1:30pm. As the name suggests - these are cash only.

Tickets purchased here will be for Blocks 17, 18 and 19 in the Kop Stand.

Lincoln City fans can pay on the gate too, at Cash Turnstiles in the Gil Merrick Stand (Cash Only).

Ticket Collections/Queries on Matchdays

Any collections and queries are dealt with at the Ticket Collection Booth – this will be open from 12:30pm, and situated to the left of the Kop Stand Reception.

Tickets will not be available to buy from here – only the Cash Turnstiles at the Kop Stand/Tilton Road corner from 1:30pm.

If you bought your tickets anytime after 2pm on Wednesday 18th December, they will be for collection only either in advance of matchday from the Butts Park Ticket Office, or on the day at St Andrew’s from 12:30pm at the Ticket Collection Booth.

If you expected your ticket to be delivered and it has not arrived, please also visit the Ticket Collection Booth.

Hospitality tickets

Hospitality tickets are now sold out for Saturday’s game – both in advance and on the day.

This is for general sale, and for any members looking to buy any additional tickets.

Jimmy Hill Day – and the Jimmy Hill Legacy Fund

Keep an eye out for special programme and scoreboard content through the day to mark our annual Jimmy Hill Day.

There will be a bucket collection around the ground on Saturday to raise money for the Jimmy Hill Legacy Fund.

The Fund raises money to award grants to projects in Coventry and Warwickshire, and money to provide activities for children and adults with disabilities and opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people in Coventry and Warwickshire, and the matchday Family Zone.

You can also donate online here.

Entry to the stadium

Match Ticket and Season Ticket holders need to use the entrance in the Kop Stand as stated on your ticket.

Premier Membership holders and Corporate guests need to enter via the Kop Stand Reception.


Food and drinks kiosks will again be open this Saturday – please note these are cash only. Bottle bars will be open in betting kiosks (decanted) and hawkers will be selling alcohol too.

Free drinking water is available to any supporters at all kiosks.

Cash Point

There is NO cash point at St Andrew’s stadium – please ensure you have the money you require before you come to the game. Food/Drink Kiosks and Cash Turnstiles are cash only.

The nearest cash point is located outside B&M at the Retail Park opposite the Kop Stand.


St Andrew’s is a no-smoking and no-vaping venue. Smoking areas are provided outside the Kop Stand and outside the Kop Reception for supporters at half-time.

On-site car parking

On-site parking is completely sold out for Saturday’s game. Only supporters who have pre-purchased will be accommodated.

The Main Stand Car Park can be accessed via Garrison Lane.

The Kop Stand Car Park is accessed via Coventry Road/Cattell Road – please note there is no access after 2:15pm due to matchday road closures around St Andrew’s.

If you arrive after the road closures, you will not be able to park on-site and will not be able to use the Main Stand Car Park as an alternative. For all Saturday games, closures will now be 45 minutes before kick-off rather than 1 hour previously.

Please note – in line with the policy at St Andrew’s, car boots will be checked on entry.

Further details and directions on the Travel section of our website.

Off-site car parking

Off-site car parking versus Lincoln City is available at two venues for just £5 each:

  • Century Park Industrial Estate - B9 4NZ. This is a couple of minutes walk from St Andrew's and fans can pay £5 on entry for the car park.
  • Birmingham Wheels Park – B8 1AD. This is a short walk from St Andrew’s. Fans will be able to pay on the gate here for £5 on Saturday.

Further details of off-site parking can be found on the Travel section of our website.

Coach Travel

Coach travel is available from Coventry with official travel partner EST for the game vs Lincoln City, priced at £7.

Departure is from Arena Park (12:45pm) and White Street Coach Park (1:15pm).

Coaches drop off at Tilton Road – and pick up from here after the game too.

You can book by visiting or calling 02476 997605 to book over the phone.

Train Travel

Nearest train stations are:
Birmingham New Street: 1.7 miles 
Birmingham Moor Street: 1.5 miles 
Adderley Park: 1 mile
Bordesley Station: 0.6 miles

Trains are scheduled to be running to Bordesley Station on Saturday.

To book and for latest times and up to date information, visit


Road Closures

Road Closures will be in place from the new time of 2:15pm – after this time there is no road access to the Kop Stand Car Park.

This will be on Coventry Road from the A45 roundabout at Bordesley Circus upto the Morrisons Supermarket/Bowling Green Road. Cattell Road will also be closed directly outside the stadium from Coventry Road up to the junction with Tilton Road which will also be closed.

Full details can be seen on the Travel section of our website

Home supporter coaches

Official home supporter coaches are parked on Tilton Road. Home supporter coaches must access this via Garrison Lane, and must have applied for a pass for this area.

If you have not already applied for a pass, please email who can arrange a pass.


After signed his new contract with the Sky Blues, we speak to Dom Hyam in Saturday’s programme, which is available for £3. We will be profiling Lincoln City, hearing from Mark Robins and Liam Kelly. There’s lots more club news, views and historical features too, all packed inside the 64 page programme – plus a look at the Jimmy Hill Legacy Fund and this week’s JSB Party!

You can also purchase a copy at  

Season subscriptions are available to buy here.

Family Zone

The Family Zone will take place from 1:30pm to 2:30pm on Saturday in the Kiosk 13 area of the Kop Stand – there will be pop and crisps to mark Jimmy Hill Day, plus Christmas arts and crafts and a visit from Father Christmas, as well as Sky Blue Sam.

All of the usual activities will be back too.  

This will be accessed externally via Entrance Gates 7/8.

Fans will then need to exit the area and use the Kop Stand turnstiles to access their seats for the game.

There will no JSB Gift collection after the game.

See details here.

Baby Changing Facilities

Baby Changing Facilities are located in the Kop Stand/Gil Merrick Stand corner, within the Disabled Toilet, near to Kiosk 13.

Club Retail

The Club Shop will be based in an external kiosk outside the Kop Stand near to the corner with the Gil Merrick Stand – this is next to the Family Zone area – so you can still get your Christmas gifts!

It accepts both cash and card payment.

Happy Abode Bar

The Happy Abode Bar is located to the right of entrance 6 at St Andrew’s and will be open for all supporters from Midday, and will be open for an hour after full-time too.

Please note you need a match ticket for admission to the game, and that this bar is for Coventry City supporters only – away fans are not allowed in this bar.


Supporters will be subject to searching outside the turnstiles (pat downs and bag searches). Please note the restricted items, shown on the Home Tickets section of our website.

To clarify, bottles/flasks are not allowed (including refillable bottles) – this is the policy for all matches at St Andrew’s and there is no exception.

Please disregard previous policy issued by CCFC last season for games at the Ricoh Arena, which does not apply at St Andrew’s.


In line with the existing policy at St Andrew’s, drums are not allowed in the stadium.

Flags and Banners

To see the Flags and Banners policy, visit our website here. This replicates the existing policy at St Andrew’s.


Live video coverage of the game will be available for international supporters only on iFollow.

Audio commentary will be available for supporters in the UK – not video coverage.


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