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NEWS: Matchday Guide vs Leeds United

5 April 2024

Club News

NEWS: Matchday Guide vs Leeds United

5 April 2024

Coventry City host Leeds United on Saturday afternoon and the Matchday Guide for the game is now available.

The game is a 3pm kick-off on Saturday 6th April at the Coventry Building Society Arena for our next game.

As of 5pm on 5th April, there is now limited ticket availability for the game. 

A crowd of around 30,000 is expected.

The Matchday Guide can be seen on the links below…

Fans are urged to plan their journey, arrive early and have their ticket ready on entry. Turnstiles open at 1:30pm.

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

Fans are advised that there will be a post-match closure of the A444/Jimmy Hill Way at this game to allow the safe exit of supporters from the Arena. 

Tickets are on sale to Sky Blues fans, subject to availability, from the Matchday Ticket Office in the South-East corner at the Coventry Building Society Arena (South-West corner), from 9:30am until kick-off. This is cashless, with card and contactless payment available.*

There is no matchday price increase. Ticket prices can be seen here.

Due to limited ticket availability, we are now no longer able to accept SBitC ticket vouchers, JSB ticket vouchers or Charity vouchers for the match. 

There are no Cash Turnstiles at the match.

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.


* Supporters must have a previous CCFC purchase history to buy for this game

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 

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 who can provide a match ticket for you to gain access to the game. 

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

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

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

The Superstore will be open from 9:30am until kick-off - it will also be open post-match for this game.

The 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... and more, including our latest retro items! 

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



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 - except for in the South Stand, which is not connected to the other Stands. 

We will be continuing to trial the improved queue barrier systems, to help deal with ingress density/flow during our busy period prior to kick off. We will be advising fans on the ground with effective stewarding/loud halers. This has proved effective so far and we thank fans for their co-operation. 

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).

Fans are advised to arrive early, with a crowd of 30,000 expected.

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 for Arena Park - to book now, click here.

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

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:


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

Parking elsewhere

When parking elsewhere supporters are asked to respect local residents and their access, and any parking restrictions that are in place.

Due to industrial action, there is likely to be disruption to train services between 4th April – 9th April.

This will affect this game.

Fans are also reminded of the closure of the A444 Jimmy Hill Way post-match.

What is happening:    

  • Members of the ASLEF train drivers union have an overtime ban in place 
  • Chiltern Railways are undertaking Industrial Action 
  • No trains will be running from Leamington Spa to Nuneaton and rail replacement bus services will be in operation. 
  • No trains or rail replacement buses will be calling at Coventry Arena Station 
  • The A444 (s) will be closed to through traffic after the game for a period to facilitate match egress. A diversion will be in place.

What should you do: 

  • Train services are operating to Coventry and maybe subject to disruption at short notice. For the latest information, please check National Rail  
  • NX 3 services will terminate and commence at Wheelwright Lane/Hen Lane Corner during the A444 closure. 
  • To help plan your journey by public transport please visit How to Get to Coventry Building Society Stadium
  • For live updates about the road please follow @wmroads on social media. 

Due to closure on A444 road after the game, NX 3 bus service will terminate and commence at Wheelwright Lane/Hen Lane Corner.

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. 

  • Fan village will be open on the East Stand road from 1pm - 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 1:30pm to 2pm on the concourse, with reduced price drinks


  • New beers on the concourse including 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
  • Food on the concourse include 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

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 matchday 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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Haji Wright is our main interview and cover star for our Saturday's programme against Leeds United.

Haji featured in our second programme of this season - and we talk to him about his and the team's progress since that time, in his first campaign with the Sky Blues. 

He is also our main poster in the middle of PUSB too. 

With it being our Memorial fixture, we remember supporters who have passed away recently.

Elsewhere, we also hear from Manager Mark Robins and Captain Liam Kelly in their regular columns.

We also bring you the latest news from around the Club and have an extensive profile of Saturday's opponents Leeds United as well.

Sky Blues in the Community and Coventry City Women and Girls FC have the latest news and information about their range of activities, while we also hear from the Former Players Association.

Jay Dasilva is the player under the spotlight in the A-Z feature.

Regular feature 'He's One Of Our Own' profiles Andy Whing, 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 in our matchday programme!


Fans will again be able to purchase their programme for £3.50 from cashless food and drink kiosks around the ground, as well as from the Club Shop too plus the East Stand concourse retail kiosk.

The programme will be available at the following food/drink 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.

Coventry City’s Family Zone activities take place ahead of Saturday’s home game against Leeds United.

The Family Zone activities will be taking place from 1pm until 2:15pm on Saturday 6th April for the Championship fixture at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

The Family Zone is held under the covers on the paved area outside the North-East corner. This means you must visit the Family Zone before you go through the turnstiles - you will not be able to go back out to the activities once you are in the Arena. This is just around the corner from the fan village area outside the East Stand - which has food, drink and music for fans too.   

In the Family Zone, we will have a range of fun, free arts and crafts for our young Sky Blues supporters to take part in before the fixture against Leeds United.

The tuck shop is back – this is cash only – while there are also a range of table games to take part in too.

The new look dug out draw will be drawn at 2.10pm, giving the winners the opportunity to watch the Sky Blues warm up from the unique position of pitch side - with this sponsored by the CCFC London Supporters Club 

We have got even more programmes from the past for you to grab for FREE as well –they are expected to be grabbed quickly, so make sure you grab yours!

Sky Blue Sam's Post Box is back, giving young fans the opportunity to write to our mascot or their favourite City player or our mascot - make sure you get yours to us on Saturday afternoon, as this will be the final opportunity of the season!

Everyone’s favourite mascot Sam will be in attendance too, so make sure you get your high fives and photos with him pre-match, plus he will also be in the Zone handing out first time fan certificates as well.

Fans can again register their attendance at the Family Zone this season and will be able to get rewards for coming to the Family Zone regularly – the latest batch of player pictures is ready to give out for those with reward booklets!

So make sure you visit the Family Zone before you head into the Arena on Saturday against Leeds United from 1pm to 2:15pm and join in the fun pre-match – we look forward to seeing you then!

You can see all of the activities of the Family Zone on social media too:

  • Twitter - @familyzoneccfc
  • Facebook –
  • Instagram – ccfcfamilyzone

The deadline for celebration messages for the game has now passed – we can no longer accept any further requests 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 matchday 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. 

Supporters overseas are able to stream the action live on iFollow.

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 pre-match from 1pm - this includes a range of food, drink and music for fans to enjoy pre-match. This will close at 2:30pm to enable fans to get into the Arena in good time before kick-off. 


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There will be a road closure of the A444/Jimmy Hill Way after the game.

The A444 Jimmy Hill Way will be closed for a period post-match to enable safe exit of supporters after the match.

A crowd of around 30,000 is expected at the match.

The road closure will be installed ahead of the final whistle (circa 4:30pm) to ensure the safe egress of pedestrian traffic from the Coventry Building Society Arena – there will be no impact on pre-match travel.

This post-match closure is installed for the safety of all and once it is deemed safe to do so, the closure will be lifted.

Vehicles in Car Park C will not be held back but will only be allowed to exit right towards Coventry City Centre and should then follow the diversion route put in place if heading towards the M6.

Once the closure is lifted, Car Parks A and D will be released first to ensure minimal disruption.

The closure is in place from A444 Holbrook Way to the M6 Junction 3, with exit only allowed from Car Park C and Arena Shopping Park Southbound towards Coventry City Centre.

Supporters leaving the Arena are still urged to use the correct crossing areas, however there will not be traffic on the road while the road closure is in place.

Road closures have been successfully in place for a number of concerts at the Arena, plus our home game against Birmingham City earlier this season, and the Arena will work to ensure that this one is also successful and safe.



E-Tickets can be used on phones or printed off – please see guidance for using them below:

Tickets on phones: Open the PDF containing your ticket, enlarge the barcode and ensure brightness on your screen is turned all the way up - then put your phone into the reader.

Printed tickets: Enter your printed ticket folded into the read – to help speed up entry, fold your ticket ahead of getting to the turnstile.

Saturday is our second Matchday Memorial fixture of the season.

Names and photos of supporters who have passed away will be shown on the scoreboard at half-time, while names will also feature in the matchday programme. 

A short service of remembrance will also be held in the memorial garden at the Arena at 1:30pm on Saturday, led by Club Chaplain Kieran Joseph.

The Sky Blues will welcome Coventry City Women and Girls FC to the Coventry Building Society Arena on Saturday for the game against Leeds United.

Players from our grassroots partner club will be enjoying the Sky Bet Championship match at the Arena, and they will also be forming the guard of honour pre-match and parading the pitch at half-time.

Girls from the Club will also be shaking the giant crest flag at the interval too, as well as being the ball collectors for the fixture as well.

Players, parents and volunteers from CCWGC will also be holding a bucket collection pre-match to raise funds for the Club too, so fans are encouraged to bring cash with them to support.

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

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