Coventry City can confirm that tickets are now sold out for Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round tie against Birmingham City at St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium.
Coventry City have sold around 10,000 tickets while Birmingham City have sold 9,100, plus hospitality in each team’s areas – bringing Saturday’s sell-out to just under 22,000 as fans embraced the uniqueness of the big match and the occasion.
Tickets are now completely sold out for the game – there will be no further availability and there will no tickets available on the day.
Both Clubs hope that together fans will continue embrace the uniqueness of the game and make it a memorable show of unity in football and a great atmosphere on the day in and around the stadium.
Coventry City Chief Executive Dave Boddy said:
“We are delighted with the uptake of tickets for the game, and we’re sure fans are now really looking forward to Saturday.
“The demand for tickets from Sky Blues supporters has been more than some expected for the game, and it will really be a great lift for Mark Robins and the team to have so many supporters at St Andrew’s and we would like to thank all fans who have purchased tickets.”
Some fans on social media have questioned the allocations for each team, and that not all seats have been made available for sale, and Dave explained this.
“This is a very unique situation, and as such segregation and matchday operations have had to adjust to this – as much as possible in a traditional stadium designed to have a home support which outnumbers an away support, rather than a 50/50 split which is easier at the likes of Wembley.
“For example, we are not able to use the left-hand side of the Tilton Road Stand due to the turnstiles for this area being next to the Main Stand areas, which are being used by Birmingham City fans. You cannot use other turnstiles for these areas, due to access, egress and flow rates, so we haven’t been able to use this seating area.
“At the other end, the away section of the Gil Merrick Stand is not in use. This is so that the access routes for this area are not in use off the Coventry Road, meaning Birmingham City fans are not coming in that way.
“Meanwhile, our coaches will not be parked on the Tilton Road. However as the Away Car Park next to the Gil Merrick was not in use for this game, it has then given us the opportunity to use this for our coaches.
“These are all considerations that wouldn’t normally have to be made, and ourselves and Birmingham City have worked really closely and with the Safety Advisory Group at St Andrew’s to make these plans to ensure the safety of supporters at the game, and that we can get as many fans as possible of both teams in the stadium and supporting their respective team.”
Coach travel is available to book for £7, leaving from Arena Park at 12.45pm or White Street at 1:15pm. To book visit www.ccfctravel.co.uk
On-site car parking is now sold-out, but off-site parking options are available for £5. Details here.
Our matchday guide will be issued later in the week with further information for Sky Blues supporters.
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