Coming To Coventry - Sheffield United

Last updated : 13 January 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.

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.

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.

Bus From Christ The King
This will be a return service and will cost £3.50 Adults // £2 under 16's and £5 Family Ticket (one adult//one under 16). Tickets will be available from behind the bar

Also the link to the facebook page is

Coaches From Kenilworth For details please contact

Travel From London for Members of CCLSC

Street parking outside the exclusion zone is also available if you are prepared to walk.

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 can be obtained via the ticket office at the Ricoh Arena, the outlets at Coventry Cathedral or in City Central or by calling 0844 873 1883 (option 1).
Tickets bought on the day of a game will rise in advance so get your tickets before wherever possible.

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This is the 52nd league and cup match between the two sides. City have won 17 of those games and drawn 16 times. They have scored 61 goals compared to 62.

City won 1-0 at Sheffield United back in October. The last game at the Ricoh Arena between the two sides brought a 3-2 win for City with Leon Best, Clinton Morrison and Martin Cranie on target for City with Jamie Ward and James Harper replying for The Blades.

The teams on that day were:
Team Westwood, Cranie, Wright, Turner, Hall (Clarke 84) , Osbourne, Cork, McIndoe, Clingan, Best, Morrison (Gunnarsson 84) SNU Konstantpolous, Cain, E.Ward, Grandison, Eastwood

Sheffield United Bunn, France, Walker, Morgan, Taylor (Stewart 71), J.Ward, Harper, Quinn (Evans 61), Montgomery, Treacy (Cotterill 66), Henderson. SNU Reid, Bennett, Little
The currently appointed referee for Coventry City's Championship game against Sheffield United 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 last season's League One Play-Off Final which saw Millwall beat Swindon 1-0.

This season, he has had 21 matches and shown 60 yellow cards and three red.
His last City match was the 1-0 defeat at West Brom back in March and previous games are 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 assistants are Marc Perry from Sutton Coldfield & Oliver Yates from Staffordshire. The Fourth Official is Nick Hobbis from Birmingham.
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