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NEWS: Matchday Guide for Sunday's FA Cup clash with Ipswich Town

29 November 2019

Club News

NEWS: Matchday Guide for Sunday's FA Cup clash with Ipswich Town

29 November 2019

Ahead of this Sunday’s Emirates FA Cup game against Ipswich Town, Coventry City have issued an updated matchday guide for all fans attending the Second Round clash.

This includes key info on buying tickets, parking, travel, road closures, matchday activities and more.

Remember – kick-off on Sunday is at 2pm!

Please note in particular that road closures 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 Ipswich Town on Sunday.

Tickets are just £15 for adults, £10 for concessions and £5 for under 18s.

Season Ticket holders get a £2 discount on these prices, but only when they buy in advance of matchday. Remember – this game is not included in your Season Ticket, so you need to buy a ticket.

Cash Turnstiles are in the Kop Stand and open from 12:30pm. As the name suggests - these are cash only.

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 11:30am and is 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 from 12:30pm.

If you bought your tickets anytime after 2pm on Wednesday 27th November, 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 11:30am 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

Please use the entrance 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 Sunday – please note these are cash only, and do not accept card. 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.

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 now off-sale for Sunday’s game.

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 1:15pm 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. 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.

If you purchased a Seasonal space, this game is the first cup game of the season that is not included in your Seasonal Pass. You need to purchase a spaced for this match.

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.

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 Ipswich Town, priced at £7.

Departure is from Arena Park (11:45am) and White Street Coach Park (12:15pm).

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 not currently scheduled to be running to Bordesley Station on Sunday.

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

Road Closures

Road Closures will be in place from 1:15pm – 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.


We speak to Liam Walsh in Sunday’s programme, which is available for £2.50. We will be profiling Ipswich Town and their players, hearing from Mark Robins and Liam Kelly, plus looking back at our recent games too inside the 32 page programme.

You can also purchase a copy at  

Season subscriptions are available to buy here.

Family Zone

There is no Family Zone on Sunday – activities return on Saturday 7th December for our next game… also against Ipswich!

JSB Gift collection will also not be taking place post-match on Sunday.

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.

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 Sky Blues supporters from 11:30am, 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.


As it is an FA Cup game, only audio passes will be available for this fixture via iFollow.

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