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NEWS: Matchday Guide vs Cardiff City

28 December 2022

Club News

NEWS: Matchday Guide vs Cardiff City

28 December 2022

Coventry City host Cardiff City on Thursday night, with the matchday guide for the game now available.

The Sky Bet Championship match is a 7:45pm kick-off on Thursday 29th December at the Coventry Building Society Arena, for our final game of 2022.

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 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 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 on Thursday night. There is no matchday price increase, with adult tickets just £20! 

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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 all queries on the day, please visit the Ticket Office from 9:30am up until kick-off.

Please note that Half 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 up until kick-off.  

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

If your Match Ticket has not arrived, please visit the Ticket Office.

The Club Shop will be open from 9:30am until kick-off – as it is a weekday game, it will be CLOSED post-match.

The shop is currently accepting both card payments and cash payments until 3rd January, when it will become cashless again. 

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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.

Most turnstiles close at 7:45pm but late turnstiles, which remain open until half-time, are numbers 18 (East Stand) and 45 (West/North Stand).

Please note that in the 10 minutes before kick-off we expect turnstiles to be busy.

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 and also post-match, with all on-site roads closed at least 1 hour before kick-off.

For queries regarding on-site car parking, including disabled parking, please contact

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There are no planned strikes on the day of the game however due to rail Industrial Action, services will be reduced & start & finish earlier 

National Express will be operating special bus & tram timetables this festive season - Plan ahead:

Coventry Arena train station is open and running as per the published schedule - there is no additonal 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. Additional bars and food options are also open outside the East Stand. 

The 'Anecdote' bar and the Mill will both be open.


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

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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 Tuesday 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. Sky Blues midfielder Gustavo Hamer is our main feature, while there are a range of other articles for you to enjoy too!



There is no Family Zone on Thursday night, however First Time Fan certificates are still being handed out.

Our next Family Zone is on 1st January when we face Bristol City.

The deadline for celebration messages for the game is 5pm on Tuesday 27th December – 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 text service – 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.

This is a text service, so please do not call this number. 


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


Away fans are located in the South Stand. Food and Drink kiosks in the South Stand are cashless. For ticket information, please refer to your club website.

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

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The game is available to watch in the UK on iFollow, with a match pass on sale for £10.

The game is also available to watch on iFollow for fans overseas. 

Audio passes are available to listen to live commentary, in the UK and overseas. 

To buy now, click here

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