Ahead of this Saturday’s game against MK Dons, Coventry City have issued an updated matchday guide for all fans attending our first home SkyBet League One fixture of 2020.
This includes key info on buying tickets, parking, travel, road closures, matchday activities and more.
Please note - road closures that are in place will be from 45 minutes before kick-off, rather than 1 hour as it was earlier in the season.
Tickets will be available to buy on the gate for Sky Blue fans against MK Dons 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 – 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.
MK Dons supporters can pay on the gate too, at Cash Turnstiles in the Gil Merrick Stand (Cash Only).
Ticket Collections/Queries on Matchdays- and missing tickets/Half Season Tickets
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 8th January, 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/half season ticket to be delivered and it has not arrived, please also visit the Ticket Collection Booth.
MK Dons 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.
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, and hawkers will be selling alcohol too.
Free drinking water is available to any supporter at all kiosks on request.
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 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.
Off-site car parking
Off-site car parking versus MK Dons 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 Sunday.
Coach travel is available from Coventry with official travel partner EST for the game vs MK Dons, priced at £7.
Departure is from Arena Park (12:45pm) and White Street Coach Park (1:15pm).
Coaches drop off at Tilton Road on Saturday – 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 Saturday, with last arrival before kick-off scheduled at 2:33pm. To book and for latest times and up to date information, visit nationalrail.co.uk
Road Closures will be in place from 2:15pm – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org who can arrange a pass.
We speak to Matty Godden in Saturday’s programme, which is available for £3, after his incredible Christmas period, that saw him hit back to back hat-tricks!
We will be profiling MK Dons, 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
Season subscriptions are available to buy here.
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 too, and sweet cones available too!
JSB Gift collection will again be after the game, from the Kop Stand Reception desk.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.