What You Can Bring In To The Ricoh Arena

Last updated : 11 March 2019 By CNS Sport

Coventry City and the Ricoh Arena have agreed as to what supporters can or cannot bring into the ground.

There have been a stack of complaints over the last few games with male response stewards searching women's bags and drink not alcohol refused to be admitted in.

City, have not stated as to whether the stadium safety officer who is reponsible for the actions of the stewards, has been taken to task over this, but have said that the "new policy will begin from Tuesday’s home game against Fleetwood Town, and all CCFC stewards and agency stewards will be fully briefed on the new policy.

Allowed in

Tea/Coffee/Hot Chocolate in a Flask 

Packed lunch/sandwiches – but not cool bags/boxes/picnics

Plastic bottles – including soft drinks/water

Fruit shoots

Sports Bottles


Umbrellas – small foldable umbrellas only, however they cannot be used inside the Stadium.

Flasks have to be checked to ensure there is not alcohol inside.

Bottle tops MUST be removed off plastic bottles and can be no bigger than 500mls.

Items Not Allowed

Glass or Glass Bottles



Hip Flasks

Golfing Umbrellas

Or any other items as listed on the prohibited items list or deemed to be likely to cause injury or offence, as outlined in the Ground Regulations: Knives, fireworks, smoke canisters, air-horns, flares, weapons, dangerous or hazardous items, laser devices, glass vessels, cans, poles and any article that might be used as a weapon and/or compromise public safety.

City have also said: "We would like to thank fans for their co-operation, and for the feedback provided following Friday’s game. 

We would like to apologise for any distress or inconvenience caused previously by inconsistencies in the approach to these items by some stewards."