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NEWS: Matchday Guide vs Rotherham United

4 August 2022

Coventry City host Rotherham United in the first home league game of the 2022/23 season, and the matchday guide for the game is now available.

The Sky Bet Championship match is a 3pm kick-off at the Coventry Building Society Arena on Sunday 7th August.

This is a Category B fixture – prices are:

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

To see ticket info, click here.

Please note that the Ticket Office is not open on Saturday 6th August.

Take a look at the Matchday Guide below…

Sky Blues fans will be able to pay on the day on Sunday 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 10:30am on Sunday. 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. 

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Ticket Info for the game can be seen here – please note that the Ticket Office is closed on Saturday

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

For queries on the day, please visit the Ticket Office from 10:30am.

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 10:30am on Sunday morning up until kick-off.  

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

All Season Ticket Cards have been dispatched.

Fans whose Season Card has not arrived yet are advised to email ticketoffice@ccfc.co.uk – 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 Sunday's game, or be able to collect a paper ticket.

Any fans who bought a Season Ticket from 3rd August onwards will receive an e-ticket for Sunday's game, receiving their Season Card shortly after.

The Club Shop will be open from 10:30am until kick-off on Sunday – it will also be open for one-hour post-match. This is cashless. This season’s home and away kits are in stock.

Pop up units will not be open this Sunday, due to restrictions at the Arena around the Commonwealth Games. 

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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 (East Stand) and 45 (West/North Stand).

Entry to the stadium for our game on Sunday is unaffected by the Commonwealth Games.

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.

The matchday operation will be severely affected by the Commonwealth Games being held at the Arena – this includes parking, signage and branding around the stadium, plus logistics of preparing for the game e.g. deliveries. Dave Boddy issued a Club Update regarding this – fans can read this here.

We thank fans for their understanding on this – the Commonwealth Games arrangements are beyond the control of the Football Club and we, and the Arena, will both be working hard to make these matchdays as normal as possible for our supporters in these circumstances.

Car Parking is severely affected by the Commonwealth Games, with Car Park A and B both unavailable. Alternative provision is being made for seasonal bookings – click here for details.

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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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 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.

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

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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.

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

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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 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 Sunday at Unit 14A Hales Industrial Estate, Rowley’s Green Lane (CB6 6AT) – a short walk from the Coventry Building Society Arena - from 11am.

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 Viktor Gyokeres, amongst a range of other features. More details here.

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The Family Zone will take place from 1:30pm to 2:30pm in the concourse, with lots of activities – including a raffle with a range of brilliant CCFC prizes to win!

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

See full details here.

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In the matchday programme and at half-time on Sunday, the Club will be remembering fans who have sadly passed away.

There will also be a short service in the Memorial Garden at 1:30pm, led by Club Chaplain Kieran Joseph to remember those fans, which fans are invited to attend.

Unfortunately we are no longer able to accept further submissions for production reasons.

The deadline for celebration and remembrance messages for the game is 5pm on Thursday 4th 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.

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

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Away fans are located in the South Stand – Rotherham 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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