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STATEMENT: Do not go on the pitch on Saturday!

26 April 2023

Coventry City are reminding fans not to enter the pitch at any point of Saturday's home league game of the season against Birmingham City at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

The Sky Blues players and coaching staff intend to stay on the pitch at the end of the game to thank fans for their support at the Arena during the 2022/23 league season.

However, the players and staff will only be able to do this if supporters remain in the stands.

If any fans are on the pitch, this will not be able to happen and players will leave the pitch and not return.

With the Sky Blues pushing for a play-off place, there is the possibility of further first-team action on the pitch next month – meaning the pitch condition must be protected.

Entering the pitch is a criminal offence.

Fans who do so face police and court action, and multi-year ban from Coventry City home and away matches.

Chief Executive Dave Boddy said:

“The support has been fantastic from supporters, both home and away.

“While we push for the play-offs, we hope there are more games to come but as this is our final home league match, the players and staff will remain on the pitch to thank fans for their support as is tradition.

“For this to happen, fans must remain in the stands. We must also bear in mind that the pitch will be in use for another first-team fixture if we reach the play-offs.

“Entering the pitch is a criminal offence and fans face police action, plus missing Coventry City games for a number of years.

“This is something Manager Mark Robins has spoken passionately about before, and we re-iterate his message that all supporters should stay in the stands and not enter the pitch.”

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