With a bumper crowd expected at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday’s Community Day, Coventry City are advising supporters to get to the stadium early.
Around 26,000 tickets have been either sold or given to schools for the fixture against Gillingham, with tickets available for £5 in advance or £10 on the day.
Fans are encouraged to arrive early to ensure they are in the stadium ahead of kick-off at 3pm.
The Fan Village in the Ericsson Exhibition Hall will be open from midday and packed with activities as celebrate City of Sport – including Sky Blues in the Community, the regular Family Zone, big screen football, player visits and much more, with free entry to the Fan Village via Gate 27. Details here.
Meanwhile, turnstiles will be open at 1:30pm, with Coventry musicians and bands being played in the bowl as part of the Community Day.
Fans can buy tickets for the Community Day game, with all tickets £5 in advance of matchday, now from eticketing.co.uk/CCFC or 0844 453 9134 – and then collect their tickets from the Matchday Ticket Office on Saturday.
Tickets on the day will be available from the Ricoh Arena Matchday Ticket Office from 11am or Cash Turnstiles 30-33 from 1:30pm, with fans again asked to arrive early to ensure they are in the ground for kick-off.
Coventry City Chief Executive Dave Boddy said: “We’re all eagerly looking forward to Saturday’s Community Day game against Gillingham.
“To be on 26,000 fans ahead of matchday is a great uptake in both sales and the tickets donated to schools, and we can’t wait to see the stadium full of fans supporting the team.
“We are asking that supporters arrive early and leave extra time for their journey to the stadium due to the size of the crowd.
“There are plenty of activities to enjoy in the Fans Village, including our celebration of Coventry being City of Sport, and would encourage fans to make the most of them.
“Ourselves and the Ricoh Arena have been working together to ensure the stadium is operating at full capacity, with all bars and turnstiles open for the day.
“If the majority of fans turn up at five to three we simply cannot get them all in for kick-off, despite our best intentions, so we would encourage fans to help the team at the stadium and ourselves by getting to the ground early and enjoying the atmosphere
“Thankfully the weather looks like it will stay dry for the day, and we now can’t wait for what will be a fantastic day for the club, the community and everyone involved.”