Ahead of this Sunday’s SkyBet League One game against Tranmere Rovers (Midday kick-off), Coventry City have issued an updated matchday guide for all fans attending the match.
This includes key info on buying tickets, parking, travel, road closures, matchday activities and more…
We can confirm that we will be wearing the new 2 Tone commemorative Third Kit for the game.
Tickets will be available to buy on the gate for Sky Blue fans against Tranmere Rovers, 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 10:30am. As the name suggests - these are cash only.
Tickets purchased here will be for Blocks 17, 18 and 19 in the Kop Stand.
Tranmere Rovers 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 10am, 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 10:30am.
If you bought your tickets anytime after 2pm on Wednesday 9th October, 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 10am 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.
Season Ticket – barcodes and lost Season Tickets
We have received some correspondence from fans about mis-printing of some barcodes on Season Tickets. Having checked with Ticketmaster, these will scan correctly at the turnstiles and you will be able to enter as normal.
If you would like your Season Ticket re-printed for future games, or have any concerns about your Card, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any concerns on matchday, please visit the Ticket Collection Booth from 10am onwards.
There will be a £2 charge to print a paper ticket for any lost/forgotten Season Ticket cards.
Match/Season Ticket – not arrived
If your new Season Ticket has not turned up in the post by Friday morning, please email email@example.com
If you expected your Match 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.
Premium 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.
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 sold out 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 11:30am 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.
(Usually the road closure is 1 hour before kick-off – on Sunday it is 30 minutes)
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 Tranmere Rovers is available at two venues:
- 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.
Birmingham Half Marathon
There are no road closures around St Andrew’s as a direct result of the Half Marathon in Birmingham and routes from Coventry are not directly affected – though there may be more congestion. For details click here.
Coach travel is available from Coventry for just £5 with official travel partner EST for the game vs Tranmere Rovers.
Departure is from Arena Park (9:15am) and White Street Coach Park (9:45am).
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 scheduled to be running to Bordesley Station on Sunday.
To book and for latest times and up to date information, visit nationalrail.co.uk
Road Closures will be in place from 11:30am – after this time there is no road access to the Kop Stand Car Park. This is later than the usual 1 hour before kick-off.
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.
Matchday programme PUSB will be available to buy around the ground on Sunday for £3, with Brandon Mason our main interview, plus lots of other special features from around your Club.
You can also purchase a copy at Curtis-sport.com
Season subscriptions are available to buy here.
There will be no Family Zone on Sunday. Details here
Sky Blues in the Community
Winners from the SBitC holiday camps will be playing on the pitch pre-match, and shaking the giant flag too!
Kick It Out
Coventry City will be showing their support for the Kick It Out anti racism and discrimination campaign 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.
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 3 hours before kick-off (9am), 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.
The game is being broadcast on Sky Sports and internationally – check you local tv listings for details.
Corporate Lounges Dress Code
Dress code is smart casual – smart jeans are permitted.
Guests not dressed appropriately may be either refused entry to the corporate areas or asked to leave.
Replica Shirts (from this current season or previous seasons, plus historic retro shirts) are not allowed, nor are caps or ripped jeans.
Running shoes (will accept dark in colour) are not allowed, nor are flip flops. No casual shorts (ie training shorts or jersey shorts) or tracksuits are permitted.
Should any guest wear a replica shirt under any Jacket/coat/jumper etc,gain access to the corporate area and subsequently remove the outer garment, this is also unacceptable and they will be asked to leave . For children under 12 years, the dress code is relaxed.