Ahead of this Saturday’s game against Ipswich Town, 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.
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.
The game was previously scheduled for Sunday 8th, but is now on Saturday 7th December – any tickets with the previous date on are still valid for the game.
Tickets will be available to buy on the gate for Sky Blue fans against Ipswich Town on Saturday, with no matchday price increase and no booking fees.
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.
Ipswich Town 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 4th 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.
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, and hawkers will be selling alcohol too.
Free drinking water is available to any supporters at all kiosks.
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.
Off-site car parking
Off-site car parking versus Ipswich Town 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 Sunday.
Coach travel is available from Coventry with official travel partner EST for the game vs Ipswich Town, 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 ccfctravel.co.uk or calling 02476 997605 to book over the phone.
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 not currently scheduled to be running to Bordesley Station on Saturday.
To book and for latest times and up to date information, visit nationalrail.co.uk
Please be aware of industrial action affecting West Midlands Railway and London North Western rail services this weekend. To understand more about the strikes please visit West Midlands Railway website.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org who can arrange a pass.
After he went past 100 appearances for the Sky Blues, we speak to Jordan Shipley in Saturday’s programme, which is available for £3. We will be profiling Ipswich Town, 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.
You can also purchase a copy at Curtis-sport.com
Season subscriptions are available to buy here.
The Family Zone will take place from 1:30pm to 2:30pm on Saturday in the Kiosk 13 area of the Kop Stand.
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.
All of the usual activities will be back – but with a Christmas twist, and the chance to make Christmas decorations ahead of the big day, and Cards for the Sky Blues squad.
JSB Gift collection will again be after the game, from the Kop Stand Reception desk.
Baby Changing Facilities
Baby Changing Facilities are located in the Kop Stand/Gil Merrick Stand corner, within the Disabled Toilet, near to Kiosk 13.
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.
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.