COVENTRY CITY V WALSALL FC
SATURDAY DECEMBER 8TH AT 3PM
AT THE RICOH ARENA, PHOENIX WAY, COVENTRY, CV6 6GE
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.
Buses in Coventry
The 101 bus service from Pool Meadow should be running for this game.
Parking: If the game is expected to attract less than 10,000 spectators then the Residental Parking Scheme may not be enforced.
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. Getting your parking from the Ricoh Arena itself may see you treated better.
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 http://www.ricoharena.com/ or telephone 08444 121 747.
Kenilworth Supporters Club - http://www.coventrycity-mad.co.uk/news/tmnw/coventry_city_kenilworth_supporters_club_712828/index.shtml
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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 // www.facebook.com/skyblueexpress // www.twitter.com/skyblueexpress
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.
ADMISSION Normal admission rates apply
Corporate Hospitality; http://www.coventrycity-mad.co.uk/news/tmnw/city_v_walsall_match_day_hospitality_771409/index.shtml
THE LAST TIME
Saturday will see the 38th league and cup game between Coventry City and Walsall.
Of the previous 37 matches, City have won sixteen and drawn eleven, scoring 54 goals to Walsall's 48.
Eleven of those wins have come at Highfield Road although City did win 6-1 at the Bescot the last time the sides met on January 17th 2004.
The home game earlier that season in August produced a 0-0 draw and saw Safri sent off.
The City team that day was 1 Shearer, 2 Whing, 18 Staunton, 4 Konjic, 26 Warnock, 10 McAllister, 6 Safri (Sent off 75 mins), 11 Barrett, 17 Doyle, 8 Suffo, 9 Adebola (12 Morrell 63). SNU 23 Brush, 15 Jorgensen, 16 Pipe, 20 Davenport.
Walsall have had three wins in Coventry. Their last was a 3-0 League Cup win in October 9th 1984, which gave Walsall a 4-2 aggregate victory. Their two league wins were in a Third Division game on March 18th 1961, a 2-1 win and a 1-0 win on October 1st 1927 in a Division Three South game.
The currently appointed referee for Coventry City's League One fixture against Walsall is Nigel Miller from County Durham.
Miller has been a referee since 1989 and was promoted to the Football League referees list in 2003.
Mr. Miller's last City game was the 3-2 home defeat against Ipswich Town back in February and previous City matches he has been in charge of are the 1-0 defeat at Scunthorpe United in December 2009. He officiated in the 3-0 defeat at Blackpool in August 2009 and the 0-1 home defeat to Plymouth Argyle in November 2008. He was also the man in black in the FA cup 4th round home tie which saw City beat Millwall 2-1. in January 2008.
This season, he has had eighteen games (three in League One) and shown 53 yellows and one red card.
His assistants are Robert Hodges and Edward Smart. The Fourth Official is Sarah Garratt
The bookmakers are favouring Coventry City to win the game against Walsall on Saturday at the Ricoh Arena
Coventry City, take on the side geographically nearest to them, in a League One fixture and the majority of bookies have City as the 5/6 favourites.
Walsall are 5/2 and you get can 3/1 on the draw.
If you are planning on having a bet on the game, then make sure you shop around for the best odds. You can check on the odds being offered by the leading bookmakers by clicking on http://www.oddschecker.com/football/english/league-1/coventry-v-walsall/winner
FAMILY ZONE http://www.coventrycity-mad.co.uk/news/tmnw/family_zone_activities_for_city_v_walsall_771594/index.shtml