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NEWS: Matchday Guide versus Queens Park Rangers

21 January 2022

Ahead of Saturday’s game against Queens Park Rangers, the Sky Blues have produced a matchday guide for fans attending the game.

The Sky Bet Championship match is a 3pm kick-off at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

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We strongly urge all fans to arrive as early as possible, at least one hour before kick-off, due to additional COVID checks required.

A crowd of over 20,000 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 Pass

The Government’s Plan B Measures continue to be in place until Thursday 27th January.

Supporters aged over 18 must legally show a COVID Pass to attend the game on Saturday, or proof of a negative lateral flow test.

Without either of these, supporters will not be able to attend the game and will not be allowed to enter the stadium.

For full information about this, please click here to visit our COVID Measures page. This page includes links to further information on Government websites too.

All fans are advised to arrive at least 1 hour before kick-off to help with this process.

We thank you for your co-operation with this.

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Face Masks

Measures around Face Masks continue to be in place - supporters must wear face masks in all indoor areas of the stadium, including the concourses, unless aged Under 11 or when eating/drinking. Fans must follow this, as this is the law and to help protect fans around you.

In hospitality areas, fans can remove masks when sat down or when eating/drinking.  

Photos with players

We ask that fans do not ask players/staff for selfies either inside or outside the stadium.

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.

Sky Blues fans can buy at Cash Turnstiles 30–35 from 1pm. There is no matchday price increase. All supporters over 18 paying on the gate with need to provide a COVID Pass.

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.

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. All of this season’s kits are in stock and available to buy, while the new 'League One Champions' book is available to buy.

Face Masks must be worn in the Club Shop, and the Ticket Office.  

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Entry to the stadium

Turnstiles open at the earlier time of 1pm, to allow for the additional COVID Pass checks, while Hospitality opens at 12:30pm

Your COVD Pass, or proof of negative lateral flow test, will be checked as you approach the turnstiles by one of our staff.

Searches on Entry

Due to the increased 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.

There will also be searches on entry through the Main Entrance of the stadium. Access to the Mill and through the Main Entrance will be only for corporate supporters, who will all be subject to searching.

Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

A Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic will be open from 12:30pm up until kick-off in the Ericsson Exhibition Hall.

This will be available to administer 1st, 2nd or booster jabs to all over 16s and 2nd doses to 12-15 year olds.

Entry and Exit to this will be using Gate 27 entrance to the Exhibition Hall, nearest to the roundabout on the Jimmy Hill Way.

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Car Parking and Access

On-site car parking for this game is on sale. 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 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 and Bakery in the Main Atrium will be closed.

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, at the old Dragon Phoenix/Feast Junction building. 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, popular from our time groundsharing at St Andrew’s, 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 Michael Rose, plus lots of other features from around your Club. Details here.

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Family Zone

The Family Zone will take place from 1pm to 2:30pm, the lucky dip lollipop game giving fans the chance to win some great CCFC 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 messages for the game has passed – 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.

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:

  • 1stfloor – South office outside Community Space
  • Faradays Restaurant
  • Lower Halls – Main Entrance
  • Basement Level – Main Staff Entrance Door (Near Players Entrance)

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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