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NEWS: Matchday Guide vs Preston North End

30 August 2022

Club News

NEWS: Matchday Guide vs Preston North End

30 August 2022

Coventry City host Preston North End on Wednesday night, and the matchday guide for the game is now available.

The Sky Bet Championship match is a 7:45pm kick-off on Wednesday 31st August, for City's first home game at the Coventry Building Society Arena this campaign.

This is a Category C fixture – prices are:

  • Adults - £20
  • Concessions - £15
  • Under 18s - £10
  • JSB U16s - £5
  • JSB U13s - £0

To see ticket info, click here.

Take a look at the Matchday Guide below…


Sky Blues fans will be able to pay on the day at the Arena on Wednesday at Cash Turnstiles, or from 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 Wednesday and is open until kick-off. This is cashless, with card and contactless payment available. 

Sky Blues fans can buy at Cash Turnstiles 30–35 from 6:30pm. There is no matchday price increase. 

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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.

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

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

Fans whose Season Card has not arrived yet are advised to email – the Ticket Office will then check when your card was dispatched and arrange a replacement if necessary. Fans would have the option of being sent an e-ticket for Wednesday's game, or be able to collect a paper ticket.


The Club Shop will be open from 9:30am until kick-off on Wednesday – as it is a midweek game, it won't be open post-match.

The shop is cashless. This season’s home, away and third outfield kits are in stock.

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Turnstiles open at 6:30pm - the advised turnstile for entry is shown on your ticket, but you can use other turnstiles if you wish.

Hospitality opens at 5:30pm.

Late turnstiles are numbers 18 (East Stand) and 45 (West/North Stand).

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.

To book on-site car parking for this game, 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

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Please be aware that the M6 Southbound on-slip road is closed from 9pm on Wednesday night - please use local roads to access the M6 at Junction 2 for travelling on the M6 South/M69 North.

Coventry Arena train station is open and running according the published schedule – there is no additional matchday provision. For live updates and travel info, fans are advised to visit


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.

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


The 'Anecdote' bar will be closed on Wednesday, as will the Mill.

The Sky Blue Tavern in Coventry city centre will be open from 4pm on Wednesday 

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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. This season there is a new Indian Menu too! For info visit

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 4pm. 

Hugely popular last season, it includes a 20-foot TV screen, indoor bar and a covered outdoor seating with room for hundreds of Sky Blues fans, plus DJ Big Smithy playing some great music too! New for this season, there's a CCFC Sky Blue Army mural, there are two new outdoor screens, a new food menu and two new outdoor mini bars!

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Matchday Programme PUSB will be available around the ground for £3.50, with programme sellers are located around the stadium inside and outside, and the option now to pay cash or card for your programme.

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



The regular Family Zone will take place for the first time against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday 10th September.

Sky Blue Sam will be in the Zone tonight to hand out First Time Fans certificate to youngsters!

The deadline for celebration messages for the game was Midday on Monday 29th August – we can no longer accept any further requests after this time unfortunately due to production timelines. Further information

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 – 07537 453 117. Please note this a new number for the 2022/23 campaign.

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 fans are located in the South Stand – Preston North End fans are able to pay on the day. 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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The game is not available to watch on iFollow in the UK. There is live video coverage on ifollow for fans overseas.

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

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