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NEWS: Fans urged to arrive early on Saturday, with lots to do pre-match!

11 August 2023

Club News

NEWS: Fans urged to arrive early on Saturday, with lots to do pre-match!

11 August 2023

Coventry City fans are advised to arrive early for Saturday’s opening home game of the campaign against Middlesbrough.

A crowd of around 24,500 is expected for the fixture, which kicks off at 12:30pm at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

All fans are being encouraged to arrive early – arriving by at least Midday will help with entry at turnstiles and ensuring all fans are in before kick-off, as will having your ticket ready for scanning as you go into the Arena.

The Sky Blues have nearly 19,000 Season Ticket holders – all of which will receive an e-ticket for this fixture, which will be distributed on Thursday. Fans can print off their e-ticket or they can scan directly from their phone on entry.

The new Fan Village will be open from 10am along the East Stand, with food and drink available plus music to entertain fans. Meanwhile, the Family Zone will be open from 10:30am to 11:45am in its new location outside the North-East corner of the Arena.

Turnstiles and the concourse will be open at 10:30am – with a new look for the concourse, as well as areas outside the ground, following investment by the Sky Blues on new branding and signage to help improve the matchday experience. Fans will see famous photos from the past as well as the Club crest resplendent throughout the Arena.

There are new beers on the concourse including Budweiser, Stella Artois, Camden Hells, Camden Pale Ale, Camden Stout, Mahou (the Arena’s world beer) and Orchard Pig, plus new specialist Dhillon’s Brewery kiosks with craft ale.

There are a total of 18 new kiosks for fans to try, which are named after ‘lost’ pubs in Coventry, and from which fans will also be able to now buy our matchday programme PUSB. There also a range of new food on the concourse – including House Burger, Cod goujons, slices of pizza plus vegan food including jack fruit dirty fries, vegan burger, rice bowls and burrito.

Fans are also advised to plan their journeys with a busy matchday ahead – meanwhile, limited parking is still available at Arena Park to book plus you can also book a space off-site too.

Coventry City Chief Executive Dave Boddy said:

“We are all looking forward to the home campaign getting underway this Saturday when we host Middlesbrough.

“A lot of work has been undertaken over the Summer by ourselves and also by the Arena to make real improvements to the matchday experience for our supporters.

“We would urge fans to arrive early to make the most of the food, drink and music, the Family Zone and the general atmosphere around the opening home game.

“By arriving early, it will also help us operationally to make sure that our supporters are all in their seats before kick-off to welcome Mark Robins and the Sky Blues back to the Arena after the Summer.”


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