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NEWS: Matchday Guide versus Northampton Town

11 August 2021

Club News

NEWS: Matchday Guide versus Northampton Town

11 August 2021

Ahead of Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup game against Northampton Town, the Sky Blues have produced a matchday guide for fans attending the game.

The First Round tie is a 7:45pm kick-off at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

COVID Advice and Protocols

Coventry City issued updated COVID Advice and Protocols ahead of the season and this applies to all our home games.

To summarise:

  • Before you come to the game, we are encouraging fans to take a lateral flow test. This is not compulsory but would hopefully reduce the risk of transmission in the stadium.
  • While not mandatory, all fans will be encouraged to wear face masks when at games. This is particularly important when fans are entering the stadium and walking around the concourse, as these are busy areas.
  • We also encourage fans to continue social distancing wherever possible.
  • There will also continue to be increased hygiene measures, and fans will be encouraged to wash their hands.
  • In accordance with the current Government and EFL regulations, there is no requirement to provide proof of double vaccination to enter the stadium.

To see the full information for fans, click here

The Club has also provided information regarding interaction between supporters and players on matchdays – this can be seen here. Please do not ask players/staff for selfies.

Fans are allowed to bring in their own small hand sanitiser with them to the game.

Buying tickets on matchday

Tickets will be available to buy from the Ticket Office at the Coventry Building Society Arena, which opens at 9:30am. This is cashless.

Sky Blues fans can buy at Cash Turnstiles 30 – 37 from 6pm

Ticket Info for the game can be seen here

For any queries, please email or call 0333 321 31 34 or visit the Ticket Office in person.

Please note – Season Tickets and Away Tickets are not available on matchdays. This will be classed as from 4pm on Wednesday

Northampton Town fans can purchase from Cash Turnstiles 4 and 5 in the South Stand.

Ticket Collections and Queries

Any ticket collections and ticket queries can be made at the Ticket Office from 9:30am on Wednesday.

Season Tickets

This game is not included in Season Tickets.

Entry to stadium

Turnstiles open at 6:30pm

Hospitality doors open at 5:30pm

Stadium Plan

Due to the lower than usual expected attendance, the North Stand will be closed.

Club Shop

The Club Shop will be open from 9:30am to kick-off on Wednesday, and again post match. This is cashless.

Car Parking

Fans can book on-site car parking here - Car Parks A, B and C are open. 

You can also book off-site car parking here - Car Parks P1 and P9 are open. 

Please note that the exit directly on to Jimmy Hill Way/the A444 will be used for vehicles in Car Park B. In all car parks, please follow the instructions of the car park stewards.

Away Fan Info

Visiting supporters can visit the away fan section of our website for information – click here

Bars and Kiosks

All Bars and Kiosks at the Arena are also now cashless.

The new Anecdote Bar will be open, located next to the Jimmy Hill Statue. This is open for Sky Blues fans only.

The new Sky Blue Tavern in Coventry city centre is now open! For info visit


Matchday Programme PUSB will be available around the ground, with cash and card payments.

Details here

Pre-Match Activities and Half-Time Entertainment

Please note that due to COVID-19 regulations around the pitch/red zone, there are no on pitch half time activities. Sky Blue Sam will not be parading the pitch on Wednesday night, but will return vs Reading.

There is no Family Zone. 

Matchday Reporting Number

Any issues of racism, homophobia, discrimination, abusive behaviour or general safety issues can be reported to the Club on home matchdays using the reporting 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.

Prohibited Items

Details of items that fan can/cannot bring into the stadium are shown below:


Competition Rules

This is a knock out competiton, as the Sky Blues and the Cobblers compete for a place in the Second Round. If there is a draw after 90 minutes, the tie will be decided on penalties.

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