Ahead of Tuesday’s game against Birmingham City in the Sky Bet Championship, the Sky Blues have produced a matchday guide for fans attending the game.
The Sky Bet Championship local derby is a 7:45pm kick-off at the Coventry Building Society Arena.
A bumper crowd of around 24,000 is expected. We appreciate that fans will be coming after work/school etc and that there will be rush hour traffic, but we would strongly urge all fans to arrive as early as possible as there will be queues at turnstiles closer to kick-off.
We expect cash turnstiles to be busy and we therefore also urge fans to arrive early when buying on the gate.
COVID Advice and Protocols
Coventry City issued updated COVID Advice and Protocols for fans at the start of the season – this continues to apply for all our home games.
- Before you come to the game, we encourage fans to take a lateral flow test. This is not compulsory but would hopefully reduce the risk of transmission in the stadium.
- Wear face masks in busy areas, such as on entry and in the concourse.
- We also encourage fans to continue social distancing wherever possible.
- There are increased hygiene measures, and fans are encouraged to wash their hands.
- In accordance with the current Government and EFL regulations, there is currently no requirement to provide proof of double vaccination to enter the stadium.
Currently, players are not appearing in the Family Zone or Lounges as part of our COVID protocols. We politely request that fans do not ask players/staff for selfies either inside or outside the stadium.
Fans are allowed to bring in their own small hand sanitiser with them to the game.
Buying tickets on matchday
Tuesday’s game is a Category A fixture – Adult tickets are £30, with Concessions £20, Under 18s £15, JSB U16s £10 and JSB U13s FREE.
Tickets will be available to buy from the Ticket Office at the Coventry Building Society Arena, which opens at 9:30am on Tuesday. This is cashless – please note that from 4pm, only tickets for that night’s game will be available.
Sky Blues fans can buy at Cash Turnstiles 30 – 37 from 6:30pm. There is no matchday price increase. We advise fans to arrive at least 20 minutes before kick-off when buying at Cash Turnstiles due to high demand, especially for evening matches. There will be additional checks by stewards and police at Cash Turnstiles on Tuesday night.
For any queries, please email email@example.com or call 0333 321 31 34
Tickets are sold out for Birmingham City supporters and there will be no availability on the day.
Ticket Collections and Queries
Any ticket collections and queries for Sky Blues fans can be made at the Ticket Office from 9:30am on Tuesday.
For queries in advance of the game, please visit the Ticket Office or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Any queries on the day of the game can be made in person at the Ticket Office.
Paper replacements can be arranged for the game for any lost or forgotten tickets/Season Tickets, however this service does carry an administration fee.
The Club Shop will be open from 9:30am until kick-off on Tuesday – it will be closed post-match. This is cashless. All of this season’s kits are in stock and available to buy!
Entry to stadium and your seat
Turnstiles open at 6:30pm while Hospitality doors open at 5:30pm
Please note that in adherence with police and local authority advice, ticket checks will be in place on entry to seats in Blocks 14, 15 and 16 at the Arena.
There will be searches on entry through the Main Entrance of the stadium - this is due to the increase in the national terror threat level to 'Severe'. Access to the Mill and through the Main Entrance will be only for corporate supporters, who will be subject to searching.
Car Park B closure v Birmingham City
We are closing Car Park B to accommodate additional coach parking for this fixture.
If you have seasonal or pre-booked parking in this car park you will be relocated to either Car Park A or Car Park C.
Thank you for your support with this. If you have any questions with the above please contact Christopher.OToole@apcoa.com
Car Parking and Access
On-site car parking for this game is now SOLD-OUT
To book off-site car parking for this game, click here.
In all car parks, please follow the instructions of the car park stewards.
For queries regarding on-site car parking, please contact email@example.com
Local authorities and the two clubs are strongly advising supporters not to travel by train post-match from Coventry Arena station.
West Midlands Railways, British Transport Police, West Midlands Police, the Sky Blues, Birmingham City and the Coventry Building Society Arena are all uniting to advise fans to use alternative transport.
There is a very limited service running after the game from the Coventry Arena station, restricted to only one scheduled train back to Coventry Station due to COVID-19 measures. While this will be supplemented by rail replacement buses, we strongly urge fans to make alternative plans and not to travel by train when leaving the Arena.
When travelling to the game, fans are asked to keep the below in mind:
- Train services between Birmingham and Coventry are expected to be very busy
- You are strongly advised not to travel by train from Coventry Arena post-match
- Queueing systems will be in place to help keep you safe
For live updates and travel info, fans are advised to visit wmr.uk/plan
Bars and Kiosks
All Bars and Kiosks at the Arena are also now cashless – cash payment is not accepted.
The Anecdote bar will also be open for Sky Blues supporters next to the Jimmy Hill Statue, with a range of food and drink available.
Due to the searches at the Main Entrance, the Mill will only be open to corporate supporters. The additional searches are in place due to the increase of the national terror threat level to 'Severe'.
Sky Blue Tavern and Dhillon’s Brewery Fan Zone
The new Sky Blue Tavern in Coventry city centre will be open from Midday on Tuesday.
Coventry's newest sports bar the Sky Blue Tavern is located at Hertford Place, near Junction 7 of Coventry Ring Road, at the old Dragon Phoenix/Feast Junction building. The Tavern has a Sky Blues theme, with historic images and memorabilia throughout the two-story building, and is the place to go for Sky Blues supporters. For info visit www.skybluetavern.com
A shuttle bus is available to book from the Tavern over to Dhillon’s Brewery, near to the Arena – with a drink or food option included.
Meanwhile the Fan Zone at Dhillon’s Brewery will also be open on Tuesday at Unit 14A Hales Industrial Estate, Rowley’s Green Lane (CB6 6AT) – a short walk from the Coventry Building Society Arena - from 4pm.
It has been completely refurbished and now includes a 20-foot TV screen, new indoor bar and a covered outdoor seating with room for hundreds of Sky Blues fans. DJ Big Smithy, popular from our time groundsharing at St Andrew’s, is there too to help create a fantastic pre-match atmosphere, while there are plenty of food options as well!
Matchday Programme PUSB will be available around the ground for £3 – this is cash and card payment. Programme sellers are located around the ground.
Sky Blues midfielder Callum O’Hare is our main feature – for full info please click here.
The Family Zone is closed on Tuesday night – it will return on Saturday 4th December v West Brom.
The deadline for messages for the Birmingham City game has now passed – we can no longer accept any further requests unfortunately due to production timelines. Further information
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.
Details of items that fans can/cannot bring into the stadium are shown below:
Away Fan Information
Away fans are located in the South Stand. Tickets are sold out and tickets will not be available to buy on the day. Food and Drink kiosks in the South Stand are cashless.
Tickets are not available on the day for Birmingham City supporters.
We are highlighting to fans the locations of defibrillators within the Stadium Bowl area. A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest. This high energy shock is called defibrillation, and it's an essential part in trying to save the life of someone who’s in cardiac arrest.
These are clearly only for use in an emergency, but can prove vital for fans who suffer a cardiac arrest.
- West Stand - Atrium North – Guest services reception desk
- West Stand - ACL Offices
- West Stand - Atrium South – South Entrance Doors
- West Stand - 1st Floor – Outside Lift Lobby by Club Coventry Lounge
- West Stand - 1st Floor – Inside Boardroom
- West Stand - 2nd Floor – Outside Premier Lounge – top of escalator
- West Stand – Players Tunnel
- South Stand – Tunnel 19
- South Stand – Tunnel 25
- East Stand/North Stand – Concourse in North/East Stand corner outside First Aid Room 1
Others available elsewhere in the Arena complex are:
- 1st floor – South office outside Community Space
- Faradays Restaurant
- Lower Halls – Main Entrance
- Basement Level – Main Staff Entrance Door (Near Players Entrance)
The game is NOT available to watch on iFollow in the UK or Overseas.
The game is live on Sky Sports in the UK and also overseas by a range of international broadcasters – please check your local listings for details