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NEWS: Matchday Guide for Sunday's match against Sunderland

28 February 2020

Ahead of this Sunday’s SkyBet League One game against Sunderland (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…

For ticket information, please click here. 

 

Buying Tickets

Tickets will be available to buy on the gate for Sky Blues fans against Sunderland, 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. Fans are urged to arrive at least 15 minutes before kick-off if possible, to help facilitate getting all fans into the stadium at peak time – additional cash turnstiles are being made available.

Tickets purchased here will be for Blocks 17, 18 and 19 in the Kop Stand, though other areas will open subject to demand.

Sunderland fans will NOT be able to pay on the gate on Sunday.

Ticket Collections/Queries on Matchdays

Any collections and queries are dealt with at the Ticket Collection Booth – this will be open from 10am, 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 10:30am.

If you bought your tickets anytime after 2pm on Wednesday 26h 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 10:30am 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. If you have lost your ticket, we can arrange a duplicate ticket here too.

Sunderland supporters collecting pre-purchased 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 on Sunday in the concourse – please note these are cash only. 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 Sunday’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 (B9 4PN).

The Kop Stand Car Park is accessed via Coventry Road/Cattell Road – please note there is no access after 11:15am 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 Sunderland is available at Century Park Industrial Estate only* on Sunday for just £5:

  • 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.

Further details of off-site parking can be found on the Travel section of our website.

Birmingham Wheels is not open for parking on Sunday.

Coach Travel

Coach travel is available from Coventry with official travel partner EST for the game vs Sunderland, priced at £7.

Departure is from Arena Park (9:45am) and White Street Coach Park (10:15am).

Coaches drop off on the 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 (Not open all matchdays)

To book and for latest times and up to date information, visit nationalrail.co.uk

Road Closures

Road Closures will be in place from 11:15am– 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 be 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

Our main player interview in PUSB this edition is with midfielder Liam Walsh, and you can buy your copy for £3.

We will be profiling Sunderland, as well as hearing from Mark Robins, Liam Kelly and youngster Dexter Walters, plus there’s lots of 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

Family Zone

There a special World Book Day Family Zone on Sunday from 10:30am to 11:30am – young Sky Blues fans can pick up a free book! There’s also arts and crafts and the Dugout Draw too, plus Sky Blue Sam!

Post-match collections of JSB Gifts is from the Kop Stand Reception, for 30 minutes after full-time.

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 3 hours before kick-off, 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

The game is being broadcast on Sky Sports in the UK and internationally – check your local tv listings for details.

Audio commentary will also be available for supporters in the UK via ifollow.

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.

Reporting Number

Any issues of racism, homophobia, discrimination, abusive behaviour or general safety issues can be reported to the Club on matchdays at St Andrew’s using the new phone number – 07395 932 164.

Simply begin your message with the Block/Seat location of the incident – followed by details of the incident. We will treat your message in the strictest confidence.


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