Coming To Coventry - Reading

Last updated : 23 September 2011 By Covsupport News Service

Kick off at 3pm.
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.

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

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.

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

The 804/805 De Courcey services are.
Tickets prices can be found by clicking on,,10269~2381424,00.html. Wherever possible you should get a ticket in advance to avoid increased matchday charges.

Corporate Hospitality
This is 51st league and cup match between the two sides. City have won 14 of those games and drawn 16. They have scored 63 goals compared to Reading's 75.

The corresponding fixture last season saw a 0-0 draw

The teams that day were:
Team Quiirke, Keogh, Clarke, Cranie (Wood 84), Hussey, Bell, Gunnarsson, Baker, Clingan, King, Jutkiewicz (Platt) Subs Burge, O''Halloran, Eastwood, Deegan, McIndoe.

Reading Federici, Griffin, Karacan, Mills, Khizanishvilli, Leigertwood, Harte, Long, Antonio (Howard 59), Hunt (Robson-Kanu 76), McAnuff. Subs McCarthy, Tabb, Church, Pierce, Manset
The currently appointed referee for Coventry City's Championship game against Reading on Saturday is Eddie Ilderton from Tyne & Wear.

Mr Ilderton has refereed Coventry City Ladies matches on his way to the National League list which he joined in 2002. His last league match was Barnsley's 1-1 draw with Watford last Saturday and this will be his fourth Championship game of the season.

His last City game at the Ricoh Arena was the 2-1 win over Derby County last season. Previous games are the 3-1 home defeat to Reading on October 31st 2009, City's 2-1 home defeat to Burnley in which he sent off Kevin Kyle in January 2008, a 1-1 draw at Derby on April 9th 2007, the 2-0 home win against Wolves in January 2006 and the 3-1 home defeat by Cardiff in October 2003.

His assistants are Tony Horton from Wolverhampton & Rob Merchant from Staffordshire. The Fourth Official is Danny Gratton from Staffordshire.