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NEWS: Matchday Guide versus Preston North End

25 February 2022

The Matchday Guide is now available for fans attending this Saturday's game against Preston North End.

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
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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.

We ask that fans do not ask players/staff for selfies either inside or outside the stadium - thank you for your co-operation.

Matchday Memorial

This is a Matchday Memorial fixture - names of fans who have recently passed away will be shown on the scoreboard pre-match at around 2:40pm. Names submitted prior to 5pm on Tuesday will also feature in the matchday programme.

There will also be a short service starting at 1:30pm in the Memorial Garden, led by Club Chaplain Kieran Joseph for fans, whether of any faith or no faith, to celebrate and remember life.

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Level Playing Field

This is our game in support of the Level Playing Field, which is all about access and inclusion for disabled supporters and how important live sports is for these fans.

You can see more about the campaign here.

Meanwhile, the new sensory room on CCFC matchdays was confirmed this week.

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Buying tickets on matchday

Sky Blues fans will be able to pay on the day on Saturday 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 Saturday. This is cashless, with card and contactless payment available. 

Sky Blues fans can buy at Cash Turnstiles 30–35 from 1pm. 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.

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

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.

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 1:30pm, while 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 christopher.otoole@apcoa.com

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Train Travel

As of December 2021, West Midlands Railway Train services between Leamington Spa, Nuneaton and Coventry have been suspended indefinitely, with rail replacement buses instead.

For live updates and travel info, fans are advised to visit wmr.uk/plan

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 and at half-time 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.

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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 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!

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 defender Jake Clarke-Salter, plus lots of other features from around your Club, including more about the Level Playing Field campaign and names of fans who have recently passed away. Full details can be seen here.

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The Family Zone will take place from 1:30pm to 2:30pm in the concourse, with the Lucky Dip Envelope game back with a range of prizes, plus many more activities too – 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 is 5pm on Thursday 24th February – 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)

Half-Time

Please note that due to continuing EFL 'Red Zone' protocols, we are not able to have on-pitch half-time entertainment.

At half-time, there will be more about the Level Playing Field campaign, this week's classic highlights, birthday messages and the 'From Our Coventry Homes' feature, with the best of local music.

iFollow

The game is available to watch overseas on iFollow, not in the UK.  

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


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