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NEWS: Matchday Guide vs Wrexham

6 January 2023

Coventry City host Wrexham on Saturday in the Emirates FA Cup Third Round, with the matchday guide for the game now available.

The Third Round tie is a 5:30pm kick-off on Saturday 7th January at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

Prices are:

  • Adults: £13
  • Concessions (60+, Under 18): £7
  • Juniors (Under 13): £2

A £1 additional booking fee applies to tickets for cup games, regardless of where you purchase your ticket.

This fixture is not included in Season Tickets, while the North Stand is also closed. 

To see ticket info, click here.

With a crowd of around 15,000 expected, take a look at the Matchday Guide below…

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 4pm on Saturday. 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. 

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Ticket Info for the game can be seen here

Please note that the North Stand is closed for this game and you will not be able to buy tickets for this area. 

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 - due to the evening kick-off, it will not be open post-match. 

The Club Shop has now re-commenced being cashless. 

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Turnstiles open at 4pm - the advised turnstile for entry is shown on your ticket, but you can use other turnstiles if you wish.

Hospitality opens at 3:30pm.

Most turnstiles close at 5:30pm 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. Please note that this fixture is not included in seasonal/half-seasonal car parking bookings. 

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 and also post-match, with all on-site roads closed at least 1 hour before kick-off.

For queries regarding on-site car parking, including disabled parking, please contact


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Saturday 7th January sees industrial action by RMT against Network Rail and the Train Operating Companies

There will be a very limited number of rail services running. Please check National Rail for the most up-to-date information

Services will only operate between 07:00 and 19.00 and at reduced levels.


Travel Advice

Expect your journey to Coventry Building Society Arena to be busier than usual with the rail strike in place so leave more time for your journey. Roads are likely to be busier as a result of the Industrial Action.

To get to Coventry Building Society Arena, the following options are available to you:

Bus Services

Bus may be an alternative for you on rail strike day, with an extensive bus network across the West Midlands to plan your journey please go to 

From Coventry City Centre, National Express services 3 and 20 and Stagecoach 48C and 51 provide connections near to Coventry Building Society Arena (route 48C is a 15 minute walk to the Arena). 

From Nuneaton the National Express service 20 and Stagecoach 48C provide a frequent link to near to the Arena.

Please note, services will be busier than usual due to a combination of fan travel and those seeking alternatives to rail.

Walking and Cycling

Do you live locally? Consider walking or cycling as we expect the road network to be busier. Make sure to use pedestrian routes. Visit to plan your journey by bike. 

For more detailed cycle routes in the West Midlands, please go to Find cycle routes in the West Midlands | Transport for West Midlands ( 

Whatever option you decide, leave more time for your journey as roads and public transport are likely to be busier.

You can use our journey planner on to plan your journey. For the  most up to date information follow us on @transportforwm on Twitter and Facebook.

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.

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. 

The 'Anecdote' bar and the Mill will both be open.


Please note that the North Stand and kiosks in this area are closed for this game.

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! 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 Saturday too at Unit 14A Hales Industrial Estate, Rowley’s Green Lane (CB6 6AT) – a short walk to the Coventry Building Society Arena for the game.

Hugely popular last season, 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! New for this season, there's a CCFC Sky Blue Army mural, there are two new outdoor screens, a new food menu and two new outdoor mini bars!

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Matchday Programme PUSB will be available around the ground for £2.50, with programme sellers are located around the stadium inside and outside, and the option now to pay cash or card for your programme.  Sky Blues captain Liam Kelly is our main feature interview, while we also get to know more about Viktor Gyokeres and also take a look at our opponents Wrexham as well. 

Family Zone activities take place this Saturday in the North Stand concourse from 4pm to 5pm.

Take a look at what's going on here. 

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

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. 


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


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.

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

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Due to this being an FA Cup fixture, neither iFollow audio or video passes are available.

The match is being broadcast live on international TV. 

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