Coming To Cov - Blackpool FC

Last updated : 16 January 2009 By Covsupport News Service
Kick off is at 3pm.
Tickets are at usual prices. Please note that tickets bought after 12 noon will cost £26 adults and £13 concessions.
Light showers are forecast with a temperature of seven degrees.
This is the 23rd match between the two sides. City have won seven with two draws and have scored 22 goals compared to Blackpool's 29.

Earlier in the season, the sides drew 1-1 at Bloomfield Road. Freddie Eastwood scored for the Sky Blues to cancel out Ben Burgess' 56th minute goal.

In the corresponding fixture last season, City beat Blackpool 3-1. Andy Morrell opened the scoring but City hit back with a Michael Doyle penalty and goals from Michael Mifsud and Robbie Simpson.
The currently scheduled referee for this Championship game is Craig Pawson.

In his first season on the Football League list, Mr Pawson has had 13 matches and issued 36 yellow cards and three red.

Assistants are A.Parker & S.J.Phipps. The Fourth Official is Graham Law.
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.

By Bus:
Check the times and service levels here Single bus fare £1.50. Daysaver £2.90.Bus numbers 4,5,20 all serve Arena Tescos. There is a 101 service from Pool Meadow costing £3.50.

De Courcey will be running both buses.

Parking: Car parking is extremely restricted around the ground. Car Park season ticket holders can use Car Parks A,B or C.

Park And Ride
The park and ride site is located at Coventry Airport in Siskin Drive. It costs £7.50 to pre-book and £8 on the day to park at Coventry Airport on match days.

Parking at the two park and walk sites at Christ the King Football Club in Wheelwright Lane and Wayside Business Park in Wilsons Lane won't be affected. 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.

Supporter Travel

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.

Some 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.
Cash is no longer taken in the home concourses for refreshments. Those attending on a match by match basis can get a top up card.

In order to buy any refreshments, season ticket cards will need to be topped up either on-line or from one of the lime green clad staff. The minimum top up is £5
The Sky Blues are 4/5 to win with Blackpool 3-1 . You can get 12/5 on a draw.
Stephen Wright is suspended. Robbie Simpson may make the side which will have to be reshuffled again due to injuries. Curtis Wynter is expected to start at right back.

Blackpool boss Tony Parkes could include former Sky Blue Claus Jorgensen and Roy O'Donovan along with Cov kids Ian Evatt and Danny Nardiello.
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