Coventry City have published the Matchday Guide for Saturday's home game against Blackburn Rovers.
The Sky Bet Championship match is a 3pm kick-off at the Coventry Building Society Arena.
A crowd of around 19,000 is expected for Saturday’s fixture - this is a Category B fixture, and tickets are priced:
- Adults - £25
- Concessions - £20
- Under 18s - £15
- JSB U16s - £10
- JSB U13s - £0
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.
We ask that fans still do not ask players/staff for selfies either inside or outside the stadium - thank you for your co-operation.
We will be joined by the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Charity - please make sure you bring cash with you for their bucket collection. There will also be two contactless machines as well and QR codes on buckets which you scan which takes you to the donation page.
There will be other fundraising activities around the ground, plus information about them in the programme and on the big screen too.
We'll also be joined by their mascot - Penguino!
Buying tickets on matchday
Sky Blues fans will be able to pay on the day on Saturday at Cash Turnstiles or the Ticket Office.
Tickets will be available to buy from the Ticket Office at the Coventry Building Society Arena, which opens at 9:30am on Saturday. 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.
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.
Ticket Collections and Queries
Any ticket collections and queries for Sky Blues fans can be made at the Ticket Office from 9:30am on Saturday morning up until kick-off.
Club Shop and Pop Up Units
The Club Shop will be open from 9:30am until kick-off on Saturday – it will also be open for one-hour post-match. This is cashless. This season’s kits are in stock and on sale, while the 'League One Champions' book is available to buy.
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 email@example.com
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
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.
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 Saturday.
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.
Meanwhile the Fan Zone at Dhillon’s Brewery will also be open on Saturday 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!
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 Jake Bidwell, amongst a range of other features. More details here.
The Family Zone will take place from 1:30pm to 2:30pm in the concourse, with lots of activities, including Easter arts & crafts and a cake sale 'By George'.
We also have a new table football, lots of games and also UHCW Charity too.
JSB Gifts are only available to collect at the Club Shop, not the Family Zone.
The deadline for celebration and remembrance messages for the game was 5pm on Thursday 31st March – 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.
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. Food and Drink kiosks in the South Stand are cashless.
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)
The game is not available to watch on iFollow, either overseas or in the UK. There is live coverage overseas on TV.
In the UK, audio passes are available to listen to live commentary.