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NEWS: Matchday Guide vs Bristol City

29 January 2024

Club News

NEWS: Matchday Guide vs Bristol City

29 January 2024

Coventry City host Bristol City on Tuesday night and the Matchday Guide for the game is now available.

The game is a 7:45pm kick-off on Tuesday 30th January at the Coventry Building Society Arena for our next game.

Tickets for the game are still available, with a crowd of 23,000 expected.

Tickets purchased for the originally scheduled date remain valid for Tuesday night.

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. 

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

Fans are advised that there will NOT be a post-match closure of the A444/Jimmy Hill Way at this game.

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. 

There is no matchday price increase.

Tickets are available from Cash Turnstiles 30-35 from 6:15pm, as well as from the Ticket Office up until kick-off.

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. 

Half Season Tickets are still available to buy - details can be seen here!

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 or been lost, please visit the 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 NOT 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... while the Winter Sale continues!

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

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Turnstiles open at 6:15pm - the advised turnstile for entry is shown on your ticket, but you can use any other turnstiles if you wish to avoid any queues.

We will be trialling two improved queue barrier systems on Tuesday night, 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. We will be advising fans on the ground with effective stewarding/loud halers.

Most turnstiles close at 7:45pm (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 Tuesday 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 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 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. 

CAR TRAVEL:

There will be closure on M42 south in preparation for a bridge demolition work next week. 
 
Thus Bristol City fans returning home after match  will need to use the M6 to the M5 and can then turn south back to Bristol.  They will not be able to leave the M6 for the M42 south as that will be closed by 10pm. 

ASLEF train drivers union have announced an overtime ban.

What is happening:

  • Members of the ASLEF train drivers union have an overtime ban in place on 30th January.  

  • No trains will be running from Leamington Spa to Nuneaton and rail replacement will be in operation on the Action Short of Strike (ASOS) days. 

  • No trains or rail replacement buses will be calling at Coventry Arena Station   

What should you do: 

Train services are operating to Coventry and maybe subject to disruption at short notice. Please check National Rail for the latest information here:  National Rail  

Please allow more time for your journey and explore alternative transportation options, use Journey planner  

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 6:15pm to 6:45pm on the concourse, with reduced price drinks

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  • 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 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 Kasey Palmer fronts this Tuesday's matchday programme PUSB as the Sky Blues host Bristol City (7:45pm KO).

We sit down with Kasey to talk about his season so far and returning from injury, and the racist abuse he experienced last week at Hillsborough and his desire for action on the issue of racism.

Kasey is also this week's player poster in the middle of the programme too.

We also hear from Manager Mark Robins, Captain Liam Kelly and Owner Doug King.

There's an extensive profile of Tuesday's opponents Bristol City too, including their key men and squad, the manager and a look back at the season so far.

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.

There's also the latest from the George Curtis and John Sillett statue appeal.

Regular feature 'He's One Of Our Own' profiles Jordan Clarke, while 'On This Day' looks back at the date in the history of Coventry City. We also have the best pictures from our three recent games, including the memorable win over Leicester City last time out at the Arena.

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.

You can also buy online now - click here

 
 

There are no Family Zone activities for night matches - it will return for our game against Millwall on Sunday 11th February.

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.

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, including regarding the recent games against Southampton and Birmingham City, 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 7:15pm 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.

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 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

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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.

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


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