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NEWS: Matchday Guide vs Stoke City

24 January 2022

Club News

NEWS: Matchday Guide vs Stoke City

24 January 2022

Coventry City have produced a matchday guide ahead of Tuesday night's home game against Stoke City at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

The Sky Blues host the Potters on Tuesday 25th January in the re-arranged fixture, with kick-off at 7:45pm.

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 17,500 is expected for Tuesday’s fixture.


Tickets purchased for the original date remain valid - this is a Category A fixture, and tickets are priced:

  • Adults - £30
  • Concessions - £25
  • Under 18s - £20
  • JSB U16s - £15
  • JSB U13s - £0

Full ticket info can be seen here.

Due to the re-arrangement of this game, this fixture is not included in Half Season Tickets.



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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 Tuesday, 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.


Face Masks

Supporters will be required to wear face masks in all indoor areas of the stadium, including the concourses, unless aged Under 11 or when eating/drinking.

In hospitality areas, fans can remove masks when sat down.


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

Buying tickets on matchday

Tuesday’s game is a Category A fixture – Adult tickets are £30, with Concessions £25, Under 18s £20, JSB U16s £15 and JSB U13s FREE.

Tickets will be available to buy from the Ticket Office at the Coventry Building Society Arena, which opens at 9:30am on Tuesday. This is cashless – please note that from 4pm, only tickets for Tuesday will be available (i.e. not away tickets).

Sky Blues fans can buy at Cash Turnstiles 30–35 from 6:30pm. 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 email or call 0333 321 31 34

For queries on the day, please visit the Ticket Office.

Cash Turnstiles.jpgCash Turnstiles location for Sky Blues supporters

Ticket Collections and Queries

Any ticket collections and queries for Sky Blues fans can be made at the Ticket Office from 9:30am on Tuesday morning up until kick-off.  

Season Tickets

For queries in advance of the game, please visit the Ticket Office or email . Any queries on the day of the game can be made in person at the Ticket Office.

Paper replacements can be arranged for the game for any lost or forgotten tickets/Season Tickets, however this service does carry an administration fee.

Half Season Tickets

This game is not included in Half Season Tickets, due to the game being re-arranged from prior to when Half Season Tickets started. Fans will need to buy a match ticket for this game.

Club Shop

The Club Shop will be open from 9:30am until kick-off on Tuesday – it will not be open for one hour post-match as this is a midweek game. This is cashless. All of this season’s kits are in stock and available to buy, while the '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 6:30pm while Hospitality opens at 5:30pm

Your COVID 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 for hospitality guests.

Car Parking and Access

On-site car parking for this game is on sale, but availability is limited. Car Park B is open. To book, click here. Availability is now limited. 

All on-site parking purchased for the original fixture date of 18 December 2021 will remain valid for this fixture. Please note, the half seasonal parking does not include this fixture.

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 on-site, with all on-site roads closed at 6:45pm.

For queries regarding on-site car parking, please contact

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Train Travel

Service to the Coventry Arena station remains limited on matchdays, with train services between Leamington Spa, Nuneaton and Coventry currently suspended indefinitely by West Midlands Train.

For live updates and travel info, fans are advised to visit

Bars and Kiosks

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


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.


The Mill is closed, both via the Atrium and the Concourse, as is the Bakery.

Sky Blue Tavern and Dhillon’s Brewery Fan Zone

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

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


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 (CV6 6AT) – a short walk from the Coventry Building Society Arena - from 4pm.

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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!


Matchday Programme PUSB will be available around the ground for £3. Programme sellers are located around the ground.

This week's programme features an interview with Jamie Allen, plus lots of other features from around your Club. Details here.

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Family Zone

There is no Family Zone on Tuesday night. 

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:


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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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



Due to this being a postponed weekend fixture, Tuesday's game is not broadcast on iFollow in the UK, only overseas and is not on the Sky Sport Red Button.

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