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NEWS: Matchday Guide vs Derby County

7 January 2022

Ahead of Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup tie against Derby County, the Sky Blues have produced a matchday guide for fans attending the game.

The match is a 12:30pm kick-off at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

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 around 8,000 is expected for Saturday’s fixture -  tickets are priced:

  • Adults - £20
  • Concessions - £15
  • Under 18s - £10
  • Under 13s - £5

A £1 booking fee applies to all tickets.

FA Cup rules

There are no replays in the Third Round of this year’s FA Cup – there will be extra time and penalties if required.  

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COVID Pass

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

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.  

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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 – tickets will not be available in blocks 14-21 on the day.

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 11am. There is no matchday price increase. All supporters over 18 paying on the gate with need to provide a COVID Pass.

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Ticket Info for the game can be seen here

For any queries, please email ccfctickets@ticketmaster.co.uk or call 0333 321 31 34

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. The Ticket Office is in the South-East corner of the stadium.

Season Tickets

This game is not included as part of your Season Ticket – you must buy a ticket for entry.

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 and your seat

Turnstiles open at 11am and Hospitality opens at 10:30am.

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

Due to the increased national terror threat level, there will also be searches on entry.

There will be searches on entry through the Main Entrance of the stadium – again, due to the increase in the national terror threat level to 'Severe'. Access to the Mill and through the Main Entrance will be only for corporate supporters, who will all be subject to searching.

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Stadium Plan

Blocks 14 and 15 will be closed for this game.

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. 

Car Park B is closed for this game.  

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.

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The new '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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Due to the searches at the Main Entrance, the Mill will only be open to corporate supporters. The additional searches are in place due to the increase of the national terror threat level to 'Severe'. 

Sky Blue Tavern and Dhillon’s Brewery Fan Zone

The new Sky Blue Tavern in Coventry city centre will be open from 10am on Saturday.

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 Wednesday at Unit 14A Hales Industrial Estate, Rowley’s Green Lane (CB6 6AT) – a short walk from the Coventry Building Society Arena - from 9am.

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!

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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 Ben Wilson, plus lots of other features from around your Club. Full information can be seen here.

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Family Zone

The Family Zone will take place from 11am to Midday on Saturday, with pop and crisps and goody bags available while stocks last – details here.

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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.

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Derby County fans will NOT be able to pay on the gate on Saturday.

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

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 and TV coverage

The game is not an EFL fixture, so there will no video coverage of the game at all on iFollow.

An audio pass will be available to listen to live commentary.

The game is being broadcast overseas by the FA’s international broadcast partners for the Emirates FA Cup – please check your local listings for details.


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