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NEWS: Matchday Guide versus AFC Bournemouth

17 April 2022

Coventry City host AFC Bournemouth in the penultimate home league game of the 2021/22 season.

The Sky Bet Championship match is a 3pm kick-off at the Coventry Building Society Arena on Easter Monday, 18th April.

After wins over Fulham and Birmingham City brought the Sky Blues to three points outside the play-off place, a bumper crowd is expected for the Bank Holiday fixture - this is a Category B fixture, and tickets are priced:

  • Adults - £25
  • Concessions - £20
  • Under 18s - £15
  • JSB U16s - £10
  • JSB U13s - £0

To see ticket info, click here.

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COVID

COVID Passes/proof of a negative lateral flow test is no longer a requirement for entry into the stadium, however we still advise fans to test before they attend the game and to continue to wear face masks in crowded areas such as the concourse.

As part of our on-going COVID protocols around the squad, we ask that fans still do not ask players/staff for selfies either inside or outside the stadium - thank you for your co-operation.

Buying tickets on matchday

Sky Blues fans will be able to pay on the day on Easter Monday at Cash Turnstiles or the Ticket Office.

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Tickets will be available to buy from the Ticket Office at the Coventry Building Society Arena, which opens at 9:30am on Monday. This is cashless, with card and contactless payment available. 

Sky Blues fans can buy at Cash Turnstiles 30–35 from 1:30pm. There is no matchday price increase. 

Ticket Info for the game can be seen here

For any queries, please click here or call 0333 321 31 34

For queries on the day, please visit the Ticket Office from 9:30am.

Please note that Season Tickets are not available to buy on matchdays.

Ticket Collections and Queries

Any ticket collections and queries for Sky Blues fans can be made at the Ticket Office from 9:30am on Monday morning up until kick-off.  

If you have lost your Season Ticket card, please visit the Ticket Office.

Club Shop and Pop Up Units

The Club Shop will be open from 9:30am until kick-off on Monday – it will also be open for one-hour post-match. This is cashless. This season’s kits are in stock and on sale.

Pop up units will be open again around the ground - located outside the North Stand and the East Stand.

Parking when visiting the Club Shop/Ticket Office on Matchday:

Club Shop/Ticket Office parking will be as normal:

  • Supporters arriving before 12:00 will be directed around to Car Park B
  • Supporters arriving after 12:00 will be directed to Arena Shopping Park (2 hours free).

Entry to the stadium

Turnstiles open at 1:30pm -  the advised turnstile for entry is shown on your ticket, but you can use other turnstiles if you wish.

Hospitality opens at 12:30pm.

Late turnstiles are numbers 18 and 45.

Searches on Entry

Due to the current national terror threat level, there will also be searches on entry. We may also ask to search your bag. We’ll be as quick as we can when undertaking our searches, but please allow some extra time for this to take place and co-operate with our security staff.

Car Parking and Access

On-site car parking for this game is on sale - advance booking is advised. To book, click here.

To book off-site car parking for this game, click here. 

In all car parks, please follow the instructions of the car park stewards - vehicle movement is restricted 1 hour before kick-off, with all on-site roads closed at least 1 hour before kick-off.

For queries regarding on-site car parking, please contact cbsarena@apcoa.com

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Train Travel

Coventry Arena train station is open again, but the service continues to be limited. For live updates and travel info, fans are advised to visit wmr.uk/plan

With engineering works over the Easter weekend, please ensure you check details before you travel and leave extra time for your journey where neccessary.

Coach Travel

The Sky Blue Tavern is running return travel from the Tavern in the City Centre to Dhillon's Brewery, close to the Arena, offering fans an alternative to driving to the Arena or other public transport. For details or to book, click here  or visit their social media.

Bars and Kiosks

All Bars and Kiosks at the Arena are cashless – cash payment is not accepted.

The new 'Anecdote' bar will also be open from 11am for Sky Blues supporters next to the Jimmy Hill Statue, with a range of food and drink available.

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The Mill will be open in the Main Atrium for corporate guests pre-match and at half-time with access from the concourse, while the Bakery in the Main Atrium will be open from Midday to 4pm

Sky Blue Tavern and Dhillon’s Brewery Fan Zone

The Sky Blue Tavern in Coventry city centre will be open from 12pm on Easter Monday.

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Coventry's newest sports bar the Sky Blue Tavern is located at Hertford Place, near Junction 7 of Coventry Ring Road. 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.

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Meanwhile the Fan Zone at Dhillon’s Brewery will also be open on Easter Monday at Unit 14A Hales Industrial Estate, Rowley’s Green Lane (CB6 6AT) – a short walk from the Coventry Building Society Arena - from 11am.

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 is there too to help create a fantastic pre-match atmosphere, while there are plenty of food options as well!

Programme

Matchday Programme PUSB will be available around the ground for £3, with programme sellers are located around the stadium inside and outside.

This week's programme features an interview with Fabio Tavares, amongst a range of other features. More details here.

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Family Zone

The Family Zone will take place from 1:30pm to 2:30pm in the concourse, with lots of activities, with an Easter theme and an Easter Egg Hunt too!

We also have a new table football, lots of games and plenty of other activities to keep you busy. 

See full details here.

JSB Gifts are only available to collect at the Club Shop, not the Family Zone.

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Scoreboard Messages

The deadline for celebration and remembrance messages for the game was Midday on Thursday 14th April – we can no longer accept any further requests after this time 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.

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Prohibited Items

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

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Away Fan Information

Away fans are located in the South Stand. Food and Drink kiosks in the South Stand are cashless.

Further information for away fans can be seen in our Away Fans section of our website here.

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Defibrillators

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 - 1stFloor – Outside Lift Lobby by Club Coventry Lounge
  • West Stand - 1stFloor – Inside Boardroom
  • West Stand - 2ndFloor – 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)

iFollow

The game is not available to watch on iFollow in the UK. There is live video coverage on ifollow overseas.

In the UK, audio passes are available to listen to live commentary.


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