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NEWS: Matchday Guide vs Reading

21 April 2023

Club News

NEWS: Matchday Guide vs Reading

21 April 2023

Coventry City host Reading in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday, with the matchday guide for the game now available.

The fixture is a 3pm kick-off on Saturday 22nd April at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

This is a Cateogry B fixture, and prices are:

  • Adults - £25
  • Concessions - £20
  • Under 18s - £15
  • JSB U16s - £10
  • JSB U13s - £0

To see ticket info, click here.

With a crowd of around 22,500 expected, take a look at the Matchday Guide below…

Don't forget our Family Zone ticket offer for this game!

Sky Blues fans will be able to pay on the day at the Arena at Cash Turnstiles, or from the Ticket Office.

Tickets will be available to buy from the Ticket Office at the Coventry Building Society Arena, which opens at 9:30am and is open until kick-off. This is cashless, with card and contactless payment available. 

Sky Blues fans can buy at Cash Turnstiles 30–35 from 1:30pm for Sky Blues fans. There is no matchday price increase. Please be mindful that if you arrive at cash turnstiles in the final 15 minutes before kick-off, there is likely to be queues. This is for home supporters only - away fans can pay on the gate in the South Stand.

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Ticket Info for the game can be seen here  

For any queries, please click here or call 0333 321 31 34

For all queries on the day, please visit the Ticket Office from 9:30am.

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

If your Match Ticket has not arrived, please visit the Ticket Office. 

 

The Club Shop will be open from 9:30am until kick-off - it will also be open for one hour after the game too. 

The Club Shop has re-commenced being cashless.

Training and leisure wear items are in stock and available, as well as the range of 2022/23 kits. Make sure you head into the Club Shop to pick up your Sky Blues merchandise!

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Turnstiles open at 1:30pm - the advised turnstile for entry is shown on your ticket, but you can use any other turnstiles if you wish to avoid any queues.

Hospitality opens at 12:30pm

Most turnstiles close at 3pm (kick-off time) but late turnstiles, which remain open until half-time, are numbers 18 (East Stand) and 45 (West/North Stand).

Please note that in the 10 minutes before kick-off we expect turnstiles to be busy.

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.

Where appropriate/neccessary, staff may use a searching wand for this to take place safely. 

To book on-site car parking for this game, 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. Vehicles movement is restricted post-match - with vehicles parked on-site held to allow for safe exit of pedestrians and away coaches.

For queries regarding on-site car parking, including disabled parking, please contact cbsarena@apcoa.com

 

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Coventry Arena train station is open and running as per the published schedule - there is no additonal matchday provision and capacity is limited, so bear this in mind when planning your journey to and from the game. 

To view the train timetable, click here

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

The Sky Blue Tavern is running return travel from the Tavern in the City Centre to Dhillon's Brewery, close to the Arena, offering fans an alternative to driving to the Arena or other public transport. For details or to book, click here or visit their social media.

Alternatively a range of local buses have stops near to the Arena - you can plan your journey on the Transport for West Midlands website

A new 'On Demand' bus service has been launched - this is a new type of bus service that anyone travelling in the Coventry area can use. It does not follow a specific route. Instead, you book a journey and a bus will pick you up at a time you choose. For more details of this service, please click here.

All Bars and Kiosks at the Arena are cashless – cash payment is not accepted. Additional bars and food options are also open outside the East Stand, available pre-match and at half-time.

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The 'Anecdote' bar will be open to home supporters.

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The Mill will be open for supporters from the concourse - this is accessible via the West Stand concourse near Blocks 35/36 - and a range of food and drink is available. 

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The Sky Blue Tavern in Coventry city centre will be open for you to enjoy before then heading to the Coventry Building Society Arena.

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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. This season there is a new Indian Menu too! It is open from 9am on Saturday - 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.

Meanwhile the Fan Zone at Dhillon’s Brewery will also be open on Saturday too from 9am at Unit 14A Hales Industrial Estate, Rowley’s Green Lane (CV6 6AT) – a short walk to the Coventry Building Society Arena for the game.

Hugely popular, it includes a 20-foot TV screen, indoor bar and a covered outdoor seating with room for hundreds of Sky Blues fans, plus DJ Big Smithy playing some great music too! There's a CCFC Sky Blue Army mural, two outdoor screens, extensive food choices and two outdoor mini bars!

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68-page Matchday Programme PUSB will be available around the ground for £3.50, and the option now to pay cash or card for your programme. 

This includes an exclusive interview with Sky Blues wing back Josh Wilson Esbrand, while we also have the latest from around the Club - including Under 21s, Sky Blues in the Community, Coventry City Women and Girls FC - plus our range of regular columns, a look back at recent games and events as well as a range of historical features too.

We also remember those Sky Blues fans who have recently passed away.

Details of the programme are here.

Family Zone activities take place on Saturday from 1:30pm until 2:30pm, in the Concourse under Blocks 32 and 33 - with activities taking place including our regular arts & crafts and table games, FIFA 23 and more... plus this week we have a quiz for you to take part in, with a great signed football to be won!

Take a look at what's going on here. 

The deadline for celebration messages for the game was 5pm on Thursday 20th April – we can no longer accept any further requests after this time unfortunately due to production timelines. Further information

You can still add your photo to the Coventry Building Society Fan Wall - just post on social media on Saturday with the hashtag #CBSFanWall

Any issues of racism, homophobia, discrimination, abusive behaviour or general safety issues can be reported to the Club on home matchdays using the reporting text service – 07537 453 117. Please note this a new number for the 2022/23 campaign.

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.

This is a text service, so please do not call this number. 

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Details of items that fans can/cannot bring into the stadium are shown below:

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Away fans are located in the South Stand. Food and Drink kiosks in the South Stand are cashless. For ticket information, please refer to your club website.

Tickets are not available to purchase on the day for away supporters.

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

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The match is not available to watch on iFollow in the UK

The match is available to watch on iFollow overseas.

Audio commentary of the game is available on iFollow in the UK and overseas.

The Coventry Building Society Arena is an all-seater stadium.

Following communication from authorities regarding this, Coventry City and the Arena have been asked to remind Sky Blues supporters that persistent standing is not allowed at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

Persistently standing for the whole match or for long periods is against ground regulations and may affect the enjoyment of the game for other supporters, whose view may be affected, as well as your safety and the safety of others. 

This Saturday, we will be remembering fans who have sadly passed away.

A short service (circa 10 minutes) will be conducted in the Memorial Garden at 1:30pm by Club Chaplain Kieran Joseph.

In the programme will be fans names that have been submitted to us, while these names and photos will be shown on the big screen at half-time.


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