Coming To Cov- Doncaster Rovers

Last updated : 25 December 2009 By Covsupport News Service


Kick off at 3pm.
Commentary available on BBC Coventry & Warwickshire plus Mercia FM as well as the radio stations covering Doncaster.
By car: Leave the M6 at junction 3. Take the A444 towards the City centre and at the first island go left and you will see the Ricoh Arena on your right.

By rail: For all train information call National Rail Enquiries on: 08457 48 49 50, but be warned Coventry station is a £10+ taxi ride away. Take the 27 bus from the train station get off at Pool Meadow bus station and catch the 4 or 5 service. Or go out of doors and over the road by Sainsburys and get the 20, getting off the by Tescos. Being Boxing Day,the bus service may be infrequent.

By Bus
The 101 bus service from Pool Meadow to the Ricoh Arena and back will run on Boxing Day for Coventry City's game against Doncaster Rovers.

The service, which is being subsidised by Coventry City FC and the Ricoh Arena will run every half hour from 1pm until 2.30pm with buses heading back to Pool Meadow after the game.

The 701 De Courcey bus which stops at various destinations in the north of the city will run between 10am and 5.30pm.

The normal Park And Ride services will be operational.

Details of what bus services are running in Coventry on Boxing Day can be found by clicking on and

Parking: Car parking is extremely restricted around the ground.

City supporters can now pay on the day to park at the Ricoh Arena before Coventry City home games. £10 will be charged to park in Car Park A and C with £7 for Car Park B.

Parking places are subject to availability and motorists will not be allowed to leave the car parks A & B for twenty minutes after the final whistle.

Park And Ride
The park and ride site is at The Oak Pub in Baginton near to Coventry Airport. I

Parking at the two park and walk sites at Christ the King Football Club in Wheelwright Lane and St Finbarrs and Wayside Business Park in Wilsons Lane. Vehicles can park there for £5.50 per game.

For further information or to buy tickets at any the three sites log on to or telephone 08444 121 747.

Coaches From Rugby.
The Avon mill are running the coach travel to all home games this season again anyone interested please contact Mac on 01788 542815 or email £4 per person per game.

Coaches From Kenilworth For details please contact

Travel From London for Members of CCLSC

Car parking around the Ricoh Arena is strictly limited.
However, there is a designated away supporters car park, situated around five minutes walk away from the ground. The car park is secure and cost is £5 - but spaces are limited to just 100.

Directions: M6 to junction 3. Take 3rd exit if coming from north or 1st exit if travelling from the south. At the 2nd roundabout, take the 2nd exit, under the railway bridge, through the first set of traffic lights, and pass the pedestrian lights. At the next set of lights, turn right into Blackburn Road and the car park is at the top of the road.

The Lord Raglan,Coventry Rd,Exhall,Coventry,CV7 9EZ Telephone 02476734008 or 07747115478.Opens 11am every day,very large car park for coaches etc.Free car park for people who go into the pub.Less than 10 mins walk to the ground.Exit J3 M6 Follow signs for Bayton Rd Ind Est just 2 mins off the motorway.

Some car satellite navigation systems have not been updated to show Coventry City FC as playing at the Ricoh Arena. Those visiting the ground for the first time are advised to enter "Phoenix Way" and the post code "CV6 6GE" instead.

Coventry City are not continuing with their trial of no extra matchday admission price increases for this game and Prices will increase for tickets bought on the day.

Tickets can be obtained via the ticket office at the Ricoh Arena, the outlets at Coventry Cathdral or in City Central or by calling 0844 873 1883 (option 1).
This is the 14th game between the two sides. Coventry have won four and drawn four, scoring 4 goals compared to Donny's 13.

The last game between the two sides was back in August and saw a 0-0 draw. The corresponding fixture was back in March and saw David Bell score the only goal of the game with a shot from 40 yards after Neil Sullivan had gone walkabouts.

The teams that day were:

Westwood, Wright, Dann, Turner, Hall, Henderson, (Simpson 84), Beuzelin (Osbourne 78), Gunnarsson, Bell, Eastwood (Best 62), Morrison SNU Ward, Marshall

Sullivan, Chambers, Mills, Lockwood, Roberts (Hird 88), Spicer, Wellens, Wilson (Fairhurst 82), Woods, Shiels, Heffernan (Hayter 74) SNU Van Nieuwstadt, O'Connor
The currently appointed referee for this fixture is Rob Shoebridge from Derbyshire.

He started refereeing aged 13 and the 31 year old is now in his third season on the National list.

His last match was Rochdale's 4-0 win over Shrewsbury on Saturday and this season he has had 17 matches so far this season and has shown 46 yellow card but no red. His last City game was the 1-0 defeat at Doncaster Rovers last season.

Assistants are Dave Naylor from Nottinghamshire & Will Smallwood from Cheshire . The Fourth Official is James Adcock from Nottinghamshire .