Coventry City Football Club - Ricoh Arena

Ricoh Arena, Foleshill, Phoenix Way, Coventry, Warwickshire, England, CV2 4FW







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Our Impressions of Ricoh Arena

Coventry City FC are now playing at the Ricoh Arena, a £113 million, purpose built complex. They got off to a great start there with a 3-0 win on the 20th August 2005 when 23,000 fans watched Coventry City beat QPR

The ground boasts a capacity of 32,000 (all seated), the design features some innovative features such as perspex roofing that runs around much of the ground that allows more natural light to enter the stadium which helps the pitch to grow. For those trivia fans amongst you the ground was built by the same people that built the millenium stadium!

As an way fan you'll be accommodated in the Jewson South Stand, with an allocation of around 3,000 tickets. As with modern purpose built stadiums of this type there a number of food and drink outlets offering the usual pies, pasties, burgers and hots dogs. You can get a beer as well - with a choice from Carling and Worthingtons when we visited (we plumped for a pie and pint option)

As far as your view of the action goes, you'll find yourself seperated some distance from the pitch. Overall you'll have a decent enough view - but you might struggle a bit when the play is at the other end of the pitch.

There was a great atmosphere at the game we attended - with plenty of noise from both sets of fans.

Our reviewer found the leg space to be adequate - although a bit of a squeeze - but he does admit to being 6' 2" so those of us of more average proportions should be fine!

Directions to Ricoh Arena

There are a number of match day services on offer - you can find out the details with up to date timetables on the official ricoh arena website.

By Road

The stadium itself is easy enough to find, you leave the M6 at Junction3 and then take the A444 towards the city centre. You'll find the stadium on the left after about a mile.

By Train

The train station is a good 3 and a half miles from the ground, which is for the most of us too far to walk. Your best bet is too jump onto one of the shuttle buses that operate from the bus station (directly outside the station) to the stadium.

Local Area around Ricoh Arena

Car Parking

There is a fairly large retail park near the ground - but the usual match day parking restrcitions apply. There are a number of car parks within walking distance of the club so parking really shouldn't be a problem.
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