Coming To Cov - Southampton FA Cup 3

Last updated : 06 January 2012 By Covsupport News Service

Kick off at 3pm.  If this game ends in a draw, the replay will be on Tuesday Jan 17th at 7.45pm at St Marys Stadium.

The winner will have ball number twelve in the Fourth Round Draw on Sunday at 5.40pm.
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.
Parking: Car parking is extremely restricted around the ground. Street parking outside the exclusion zone is available if you are prepared to walk.

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. 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.

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.

Kenilworth Supporters Club -

Travel From London for Members of CCLSC

The Sky Blue Express return coach service is back for the new season. Leaving from Christ The King Club in Coundon to the Ricoh Arena for all home games. The coach leaves the club approximately 35mins prior to kick off and returns after the match.

Prices remain the same as last season which are £3.50 for Adults, £2 for under 16's and £5 Family Ticket (one adult//one under 16).  Tickets will be available from behind the bar For Further Info you can contact the Sky Blue Express on // 07974532056 //  //
CTK Parish Centre, 14 Westhill Road, Coundon, Coventry, CV6 2AA

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.

The 101 bus service from Pool Meadow should be running for this game.

The 804/805 De Courcey services are.
Tickets for Coventry City's FA Cup Third Round home tie against Southampton are on general sale.

Season tickets cannot be used for the game on Saturday January 7th 2012 (3pm kick off) and you must buy a ticket to get into the match.

Tickets are priced at an FA Set £15 for adults, £10 concessions and U16's £5.

Those attending the protest and coming into the match late, are advised to use turnstiles 28 & 29.

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Saturday will be the fourth time that Coventry City have drawn Southampton in an FA Cup tie.

The last time was in the Fourth Round in 1991. The sides drew 1-1 at Highfield Road on Sat Jan 26th but City lost 2-0 at The Dell in the replay.

On November 14th 1959, there was another 1-1 draw at Highfield Road but this time City lost the replay 5-1.

The first FA Cup tie between the two sides was on January 12th 1912 and saw City win 2-0 at Southampton.

For a head to head record of matches between Coventry City and Southampton, please click on
The currently appointed referee for Coventry City's FA Cup game against Southampton on Saturday is Colin Webster from Tyne & Wear.

Mr Webster is married with two children and has interests in property development and learning to fly. He is a Chartered Surveyor who took up refereeing in the North East in 1988. He was promoted to the Referees' List in 2000 and He was in charge of the League One Play-Off Final which saw Millwall beat Swindon 1-0.

So far this season, he has twenty matches and shown 48 yellow cards and four red.

The last time he was in charge of a Coventry game, it was the draw at Doncaster Rovers back in October.  Premvious City matches are the 0-0 draw when Sheffield United visited The Ricoh in January 2011, the 1-0 defeat at West Brom back in March 2010, the 2-0 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday in October 2009, the 2-0 home win over Norwich in August 2008, the 5-1 win at Colchester in April 2008, the 1-0 home defeat to Sheffield United in December 2007, the 3-0 defeat at Leicester in February 2007, the 3-1 defeat at Leeds in December 2005, the 2-1 defeat at Sheffield United in August 2005, the 1-0 home win over Watford in December 2004 and the 1-0 home win over West Ham in August 2004.

His last Southampton game was the 1-0 win at Barnsley on August 13th 2011.

His assistants are Gary Stott and Geoff Russell  The Fourth Official is John Farries