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NEWS: Matchday Guide vs West Bromwich Albion

29 October 2023

Club News

NEWS: Matchday Guide vs West Bromwich Albion

29 October 2023

Coventry City host West Bromwich Albion and the Matchday Guide for the game is now available.

The fixture is a 8pm kick-off on Monday 30th October at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

Tickets for the game still available, though availability in some areas is now limited. 

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With a crowd of around 24,000 expected, take a look at the Matchday Guide below…

Fans are urged to plan their journey, arrive early and have their ticket ready on entry. 

Please ensure you sit in the seat stated on your ticket.

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 in the Superstore at the Coventry Building Society Arena (South-West corner), from 9:30am until 5:30pm and then from 5:30pm to kick-off in the Matchday Ticket Office in the South-East corner. This is cashless, with card and contactless payment available. 

Sky Blues fans can buy at Cash Turnstiles 30–35 from 6:30pm for home fans only. There is no matchday price increase. Please be mindful that if you arrive at cash turnstiles in the final 30 minutes before kick-off, there is likely to be queues. This is for home supporters only. 

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.

All Season Ticket holders, Premier League Package holders and Premium Membership holders cards have been dispatched.

If you have not received your Season Ticket card in the post, please contact ticketoffice@ccfc.co.uk 

The Ticket Office can arrange for any fans whose Season Card has not arrived to instead be sent an e-ticket via e-mail for this game to ensure they have access.

If you have lost your Card, please visit the Ticket Office to gain access to the game. 

Any pre-purchased ticket collections and queries for Sky Blues fans can be made at the Ticket Office.

If your Season Ticket or match ticket has not arrived, please visit the Ticket Office. 

For any collections, please ensure that you have ID or purchase confirmation. 

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

The new Superstore is still cashless and is located in the South-West corner of the Arena.

Home, Away, Third and Goalkeeper kits are available in the Superstore as well as Trainingwear and Travelwear - plus a range of new items including mugs, footballs, books, the Official Top Trumps and the new CCFC RC Car... plus lots more!

Elsewhere, the new retail kiosk is also open in the middle of the East Stand as well!

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Turnstiles open at 6:30pm - the advised turnstile for entry is shown on your ticket, but you can use any other turnstiles if you wish to avoid any queues.

Most turnstiles close at 8pm (kick-off time) but late turnstiles, which remain open until half-time, are numbers 18 (East Stand) and 45 (West/North Stand).

Fans are advised to arrive early on Monday night.

You are also advised to have your Season Card or Match Ticket ready to be scanned as you approach the turnstile - this speeds up entry for all supporters. 

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. 

Where it is necessary to search an Under 18, a member of the Coventry City safeguarding team will be present. 

Car Parks A and C are sold out. Parking is available at Arena Park - click here to book now.

The Arena now operates an ANPR system. 

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

Please note that the road at the rear of the East Stand is now closed on matchdays. Where you have booked in Car Park B, please follow the directions below:

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Off-site car parking is available with our travel partner EST UK - to view options and to buy, click here. 

 

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 open and are cashless – cash payment is not accepted. 

There have been vast improvements this Summer to the food and drink offering at the Arena:

  • Fan village will be open at 6pm on the East Stand road - this will include, food, drink and music to entertain fans
  • Anecdote will open at 11am
  • Warm up for one hour from opening in Hospitality, with reduced price drinks 
  • 30 minute warm up from 6:30pm to 7pm on the concourse, with reduced price drinks

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  • New beers on the concourse to include Budweiser, Stella Artois, Camden Hells, Camden Pale Ale, Camden Stout, Mahou (world beer)and Orchard Pig, plus specialist Dhillon’s Brewery kiosks with craft ale
  • 18 new kiosks, including 6 O’clock Gin bar, and a Family Zone Kiosk with a snapshot of Coventry’s history
  • Camden Stout will be giving away ½ pints of free beer on the first game, look out for the members of staff with vouchers, limited to the first barrel
  • New food on the concourse - House Burger, Cod goujons, slices of pizza. Vegan options include jack fruit dirty fries, vegan burger, rice bowls, burrito
  • A nod to Coventry’s lost pubs heritage with kiosks named after these pubs around the ground - spot all 20!

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The Matchday Programme will also be available to purchase from kiosks - in the home end, this will be at kiosks 1 (West Stand), 3, 4, 5 (North Stand), 10, 11, 12 (East Stand) and 15 (Singers Corner). 

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 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 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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Coventry City wing back Milan van Ewijk fronts this Monday's edition of matchday programme PUSB as we host West Bromwich Albion at the Coventry Building Society Arena (8pm KO).

Milan is the cover star for this game's edition, and in his interview he talks about his journey in football and his sporting pedigree too.

 
Ahead of the game, there's also an insight into our opponents West Bromwich Albion- including their squad and the key men to watch our for. 
 
We also hear from Manager Mark Robins, Captain Liam Kelly and Chief Executive Dave Boddy in their regular columns.
 
There's the latest from the Under 21s squad, while Sky Blues in the Community and Coventry City Women and Girls FC have the latest news and information about their range of activities.
 
As part of Black History Month we profile a legend of both clubs in Cyrille Regis, while we are also showing our support for the Stonewall Rainbow Laces campaign too - including hearing from new LGBTQ+ supporters group 'Proud Sky Blues'. 
 

New regular feature 'He's One Of Our Own' profiles Dean Kiely, while 'On This Day' looks back at Saturday's date in the history of Coventry City.

Jim Brown continues his Sky Blue Story with a look back 50 years at the 1973/74 season - plus there's lot more to read and see in our new look matchday programme!

BUY YOUR PROGRAMME:

Fans will again be able to purchase their new-look programme for £3.50 from cashless food and drink kiosks around the ground, as well as from the Club Shop too plus the new East Stand concourse retail kiosk - all vastly increasing the purchasing options for supporters.

The programme will be available at the following kiosks: 1 (West Stand), 3, 4, 5 (North Stand), 10, 11, 12 (East Stand) and 15 (Singers Corner). 
 
Fans will also be able to purchase outside the ground too (cash only), which is where the JSB programme vouchers will be accepted.
 
 

There are no Family Zone activities for Monday night's match - the Family Zone will be back for the home game versus Stoke City on Saturday 11th November.

The deadline for celebration messages for the game was last week – 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 Monday 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. 

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. 

 

The Coventry Building Society Arena's list of items that fans can/cannot bring into the stadium is shown below:

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This includes:

  • Glasses
  • Weapons
  • Airhorns
  • Narcotics
  • Fireworks and Flares
  • Bottles and Cans
  • Cameras
  • Long Umbrellas
  • Food and Drink
  • Flagpoles
  • Smoking and E-Cigarettes
  • Selfie Sticks
  • Flags or Banners (larger than 2m x 1m or offensive)
  • Baby Buggies/Prams
  • Large Bags/Suitcases
  • Computer Tablets

 

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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The match is not available to watch on iFollow in the UK - it is live on Sky Sports. 

The match is not available in a number of overseas location due to the international broadcast - you can see info here. 

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. 

The Coventry Building Society Arena is a licensed premise.

It’s illegal for under-18s to buy alcohol anywhere in the UK.

Under the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003, it is illegal in England and Wales:

  • To sell alcohol to someone under the age of 18 anywhere.
  • For someone under the age of 18 to buy or attempt to buy alcohol.
  • For an adult to buy or attempt to buy alcohol on behalf of someone under the age of 18.

The Coventry Building Society Arena operates a 'Challenge 25' policy.

The Fan Village outside the East Stand will be open from 6pm - this includes a range of food, drink and music for fans to enjoy pre-match. This will close at 7:30pm to enable fans to get into the Arena in good time before kick-off. 

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Coventry City and the Coventry Building Society Arena are reiterating advice to supporters to take greater care when crossing the A444 Jimmy Hill Way following home games.

The Sky Blues and the Arena issued advice prior to our last home game, however there continued to be incidents and near misses following the match.

There were a number of near misses on the island of the A444, Winding House Lane and Judds Lane as supporters crossed the road without using appropriate crossing points- instead dodging vehicles on the carriageway and island.

While longer term solutions are being looked into regarding vehicle/pedestrian movement in the area after games, supporters are being urged to follow the instructions of stewards who are positioned at the crossing nearest to the roundabout.

We appreciate that the volume of supporters crossing in this area has increased and fans can use safe crossing points for the road:

  • Using the light controlled crossing near the roundabout for A444/Winding House Lane
  • Using the footbridge (overpass) over the A444, which goes to Car Park C or the other side of the A444
  • Using the underpass at the other end of Car Park B/C, and then walking back towards Winding House Lane/Hen Lane along the pedestrian footpath

While stewards are in place to manage the exit of supporters and will continue to urge supporters not to take risks when crossing the road, we urge supporters to adhere to our advice and put safety first when leaving matches – this includes not walking on roads and not moving/going over barriers, which are in place for supporter safety.

Coventry City will be showing its continuing support for the LGBTQ+ community at our game against West Bromwich Albion on Monday night.

The Rainbow Laces campaign aims to create a broader, louder and more impactful movement for the involvement of LGBTQ+ communities in sport, with the hope that every conversation will take them one step closer to achieving their ambition of making sport everyone’s game.

The Rainbow Laces campaign is supported by clubs from across the professional pyramid in the United Kingdom each year, and is celebrating its tenth anniversary having been founded in 2013. The Sky Blues have chosen to show their support for the campaign at this Monday's televised fixture.

Rainbow Laces have brought visibility for LGBTQ+ people in sport and awareness too. Today, more than a million people have laced up, and two thirds of sport fans who’ve seen the campaign believe they have a responsibility to stand in solidarity for LGBTQ+ fans of the teams and sports they follow. However, there is still much to do.

Sport and physical activity can bring so many benefits to our lives – not just in terms of wellbeing, but also in the ways they bring people together. People from all walks of life can gain a sense of belonging and community through shared passion. And LGBTQ+ people deserve to be a part of this, and shouldn’t feel excluded or shut out just because of who they are. 

Over a million of us have laced up with Rainbow Laces in support of LGBTQ+ equality in sport. But many in this community still feel unwelcome in sport and fitness settings, as people bully, belittle and exclude, making them feel out of place.

Coventry City believes that football is for all, and everyone should be welcome at our games.

Please note that this guide is subject to change and will be updated accordingly.


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