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NEWS: Coventry City and Ricoh Arena clarify what can and can’t be brought into the stadium on Sky Blues matchdays.

11 March 2019

Following feedback in the wake of Friday night’s game against Burton Albion, Coventry City and the Ricoh Arena have today discussed clarifying what personal items and food/drinks can or can’t be brought into the stadium on Sky Blues matchdays.

Coventry City and the Ricoh Arena have now agreed a new policy, which will bring the venue in line with other West Midlands venues and Wembley, and will apply for Sky Blues matchdays. This policy will also apply for Wasps matches, though indoor and outdoor concerts at the Ricoh Arena are unaffected.

The new policy will begin from Tuesday’s home game against Fleetwood Town, and all CCFC stewards and agency stewards will be fully briefed on the new policy.


  • Tea/Coffee/Hot Chocolate in a Flask
  • Packed lunch/sandwiches – but not cool bags/boxes/picnics
  • Plastic bottles – including soft drinks/water
  • Fruit shoots
  • Sports Bottles
  • Crisps/Confectionary
  • Umbrellas – small foldable umbrellas only, however they cannot be used inside the Stadium

Flasks have to be checked to ensure there is not alcohol inside.

Bottle tops MUST be removed off plastic bottles and can be no bigger than 500mls


  • Glass or Glass Bottles
  • Cans
  • Alcohol
  • Hip Flasks
  • Golfing Umbrellas

Or any other items as listed on the prohibited items list or deemed to be likely to cause injury or offence, as outlined in the Ground Regulations:

Knives, fireworks, smoke canisters, air-horns, flares, weapons, dangerous or hazardous items, laser devices, glass vessels, cans, poles and any article that might be used as a weapon and/or compromise public safety.


We would like to thank fans for their co-operation, and for the feedback provided following Friday’s game.

We would like to apologise for any distress or inconvenience caused previously by inconsistencies in the approach to these items by some stewards.  

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