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NEWS: Matchday Guide vs Millwall

10 February 2024

Club News

NEWS: Matchday Guide vs Millwall

10 February 2024

Coventry City host Millwall on Sunday lunchtime in the Sky Bet Championship and the Matchday Guide for the game is now available.

The match is a 12pm kick-off on Sunday 11th February at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

Tickets available to buy on the day at the Ticket Office from 9:30am or Cash Turnstiles from 10:30am

With a crowd of around 25,000 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.

Be aware that there will NOT be a closure of A444/Jimmy Hill Way post-match.

Tickets are available to buy on the day from the Ticket Office (From 9:30am) or Cash Turnstiles 30-35 (Open from 10:30am)

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 (including Half Season), Premier League Package holders and Premium Membership holders cards have been dispatched, except for those purchased after Tuesday 6th February 2024 which will be for collection from the Ticket Office

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 match ticket has not arrived or been lost, please visit the Ticket Office. 

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

The CCFC Superstore will be open from 9:30am until kick-off - it will also be open until 4:30pm post-match too.

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 1978/1982 retro shirts are back in stock too

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

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Turnstiles open at 10:30am - the advised turnstile for entry is shown on your ticket, but you can use any turnstile if you wish to avoid any queues.

We will be trialling two improved queue barrier systems to help deal with ingress density/flow during our busy period prior to kick off. They will be Turnstiles T12-15 in the East Stand and T36-43 in the North Stand, plus turnstiles for the Family Zone too. We will be advising fans on the ground with effective stewarding/loud halers.

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Most turnstiles close at Midday (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 Sunday.

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.

Tuesday Night:

In the lead up to Tuesday night’s match, there was a malfunction with the East Stand turnstiles at the Arena which lead to delays entering the stadium for some fans and resulted in a move to manual entry on turnstiles.

Fans were advised to use alternative turnstiles at the Arena to help gain access following the turnstile malfunction, which was an isolated incident and was resolved on the night.

We would like to apologise to fans for this issue.

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 is sold out. Parking is on sale for Arena Park and Car Park C - 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 cbsarena@apcoa.com

Please note that the road at the rear of the East Stand is now closed on matchdays to allow for our matchday fan village. 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, though services are affected by the Boxing Day Bank Holiday - you can plan your journey on the Transport for West Midlands website

All Bars and Kiosks at the Arena are open and are cashless – cash payment is not accepted. 

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

  • Fan village will be open at 10am on the East Stand road - this will include, food, drink and music to entertain fans
  • Anecdote will open at 9am
  • Warm up for one hour from opening in Hospitality, with reduced price drinks 
  • 30 minute warm up offer on the concourse in the first 30 minutes of turnstiles being open, 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 midfielder Victor Torp fronts this Sunday's matchday programme PUSB as the Sky Blues host Millwall (12pm KO).

The January transfer window addition sits down to talk with us about his footballing career to date, the move to the Sky Blues and settling in to his new home.

Victor is this week's player poster too, while we also hear from Manager Mark Robins and Captain Liam Kelly in their regular columns.

We look back at recent matches as well, bring you the latest news from around the Club and pay tribute to stalwart defender Kyle McFadzean who departed the Sky Blues last month.

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 look at the progress of our Under 18s and Under 21s sides too.

Regular feature 'He's One Of Our Own' profiles Jermaine Grandison, while 'On This Day' looks back at the 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!
 

BUY YOUR 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 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 return ahead of Sunday’s lunchtime kick-off against Millwall.

The Family Zone activities will be taking place from 10:00am until 11:15am on Sunday 11th February for the Championship fixture at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

The Family Zone is held under the new 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 on Sunday for our young Sky Blues supporters to take part in before the fixture against Millwall. The tuck shop is back - cash only – and there are also a range of table games to take part in too.

The new look dug out draw will be drawn at 11.10am, giving the winners the opportunity to watch the warm up from the unique position of pitch side - with this sponsored by the CCFC London Supporters Club 

There is also a lollipop lucky dip 50p - this cash only – with a chance to win Coventry City related prizes and more. Thanks to CCFC Prints for supporting the Family Zone with this activity 

We have got even more of the free programmes from the past for you to grab for FREE as well – but as usual they are expected to be grabbed quickly so make sure you beat the rush!

Sky Blue Sam's Post Box is back - giving young fans the opportunity to write to our mascot or their favourite City player.

Everyone’s favourite mascot Sam will be in attendance too, so make sure you get your high fives and photos with him pre-match. 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.

So make sure you visit the Family Zone before you head into the Arena on Sunday against Millwall from 10am to 11:15am 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 – facebook.com/familyzoneccfc
  • Instagram – ccfcfamilyzone

 

The deadline for celebration messages for the game has passed – 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 Tuesday 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. 

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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.

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 10am - this includes a range of food, drink and music for fans to enjoy pre-match. This will close at Midday to enable fans to get into the Arena in good time before kick-off. 

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There will NOT be a road closure of the A444/Jimmy Hill Way after the game on Saturday.

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

We appreciate that the volume of supporters crossing in this area has increased and fans should use one of the 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.

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.

The M42 between junction 6 and 9 will be temporarily closed in both directions from 9pm on Friday 9th February until 5am on Monday 12th February.

Road users are advised to avoid travelling via the M42 in this area to avoid the possibility of significant delays to their journey.

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


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