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NEWS: Matchday Guide for Saturday's game against Bolton Wanderers

7 February 2020

Ahead of this Saturday’s game against Bolton Wanderers, 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.

Please note - road closures will again be in place from 45 minutes before kick-off, rather than 1 hour.

For ticket information, please click here. Tickets are available both in advance and on the gate.

Manager Mark Robins looked ahead to Saturday’s game in his pre-match press conference, and you can see what he had to say on our website www.ccfc.co.uk

 

Buying Tickets

Tickets will be available to buy on the gate for Sky Blue fans against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday, with no matchday price increase in place and no additional 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 and JSBs – 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 only in the Kop Stand.

Bolton supporters 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 outside the Kop Stand Reception, on the left hand side. 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 5th February, 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.

Bolton supporters collecting tickets can do so at the turnstiles in the Gil Merrick Stand.

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.

Kiosks

Food and drinks kiosks be open this Saturday on the concourse – please note these are cash only. Bottle bars will be open in betting kiosks.

Free drinking water is available to any supporter at all kiosks on request.

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.

Smoking

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, both in advance and on the day. 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.

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.

Off-site car parking

Off-site car parking versus Bolton Wanderers is available at two nearby 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 Saturday.

The closure of Birmingham Wheels Park, which had been announced previously, is no longer happening.

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 Bolton, priced at £7.

Departure is from Arena Park (12:45pm) and White Street Coach Park (1:15pm).

Coaches drop off returns to normal on Saturday 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.

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 scheduled to be running to Bordesley Station on Saturday. To book and for latest times and up to date information, visit nationalrail.co.uk

Road Closures

Road Closures will be in place from 2:15pm again – 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 will return to being 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 ticketoffice@ccfc.co.uk who can arrange a pass.

Programme

We speak to Sky Blues winger Jodi Jones in Saturday’s programme, which is available for £3.

We will be profiling Bolton Wanderers, as well as 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 HERE

Season subscriptions are available to buy here.

Family Zone

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 – with a fundraising raffle for African Adventures with great CCFC prizes too, and free pens as well!

JSB Gift collection will again be after the game, from the Kop Stand Reception desk.

See what activities are taking place here.

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 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.

Searches

Supporters (home and away) 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.

Drums

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.

iFollow

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 – video coverage is not available in the UK.

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.

Heads Up

Football is coming together to kick off the biggest ever conversation around mental health this weekend, in support of the Heads Up campaign.

The Heads Up Weekend will highlight the power of talking as a way to support one another and normalise what can be thought of as a difficult subject.

Over this weekend and next, every football team from across the Premier League, English Football League, The National League, The Barclays FA Women’s Super League, The FA Women’s Championship and The FA Women’s National League will dedicate their matches to Heads Up.

Coventry City will be showing their support for the Heads Up campaign, with the Sky Blues displaying that support in the programme, on the scoreboard, warm up tops and more.

Visit HeadsTogether.org.uk/Heads-Up or join the conversation at #HeadsUp and #KickOffAConversation.


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