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PUSB: 'From The Board' versus Luton Town

10 March 2022

After each matchday programme this season, we publish the regular column from the Coventry City board on our website. You can read Coventry City Chief Executive Dave Boddy's column from our game against Luton Town below:

Good evening and welcome to this tonight’s game as we host Luton Town here at the Coventry Building Society Arena in the Sky Bet Championship.

I would also like to welcome the players, staff, officials and supporters who join us tonight from Luton, in particular Chief Executive Gary Sweet and Chairman David Wilkinson. We also have with us tonight as guest of Coventry City the former Luton Town chairman and well known Midlands Today presenter Nick Owen and his wife Vicki.

Tonight’s fixture is a re-arranged game following the earlier postponement on New Year’s Day due to Luton Town having COVID cases in their squad at that time. Re-arranging the fixture to fit in with all of the other COVID related postponements throughout the Championship proved quite difficult and as a result for tonight’s game we have an event clash with a long-time booked conference at the Coventry Building Society Arena, which has led us to having no executive boxes available and very little in terms of corporate lounges. We would like to apologise to all of our corporate members that have been displaced by this, in what was unfortunately an unavoidable situation. With fixture planning for next season we are looking to keep such occurrences to a bare minimum. However, for displaced fixtures post-Christmas this is always likely to be a possibility.

Tonight is our #HerGameToo fixture, on what is International Women’s Day 2022. Our partnership with Her Game Too highlights our commitment to making football a game for everyone. They aim to build a more welcoming environment for young girls and women, as well as continuing to campaign against sexism in football and online abuse, and create strong relationships with clubs. Female supporters, members of staff and volunteers make a huge contribution to Coventry City, and we are looking forward to celebrating them in this way today and showing our support. Matches should be safe, welcoming and enjoyable for all of our female supporters, and we continue to work to make it that way.

The 2022/23 campaign Season Ticket will be going on sale shortly. The Club was delighted that supporters bought in to the return to Coventry and the CBS Arena, purchasing Season Tickets in record numbers despite uncertain circumstances at time around COVID. The 11,555 Season Tickets we sold for this season is our highest recorded sales since 1969. We are sure that the 2022/23 Season Tickets, which are still keenly priced and remain the cheapest way of supporters watching Sky Blues home games, will be popular and the target continues to be to grow the Season Ticket holder fan base of the Club. As previously mentioned, there will be no Premium Zone pricing next season, only Standard Zone, and the structure of the stadium will remain exactly the same for next season, with the Family Zone remaining in Blocks 33 and 34 and all other home Blocks remaining available as they are now.

Thanks for your support, enjoy the game – PUSB.

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