Ricoh Arena (capacity 32,500)
Following 106 years at Highfield Road, the Ricoh Arena became home to Coventry City in 2005, where they have played since, with the exception of the 2013/14 season due to dispute over rent. It is easily the largest stadium in their current league, although rarely attracts crowds near capacity.
The stadium is completely enclosed, with seating available in all four corners. Three of the stands are single tiered, whilst the West Stand has a large lower tier and small upper tier, giving it an unusual look. Outside the stadium there is a bronze statue of the late Jimmy Hill, who guided the club to the top flight as manager between 1961 and 1967.
Away fans visiting the Ricoh Arena are located in the South Stand, near the corner that meets the West Stand, with a typical allocation of around 3,000.
The Ricoh Arena boasts over 2,000 spaces which will be more than enough for the vast majority of their league games. Other options are a number of matchday car parks in the surrounding areas. Please note, to park in the nearby Retail Park, you must spend £25 or more to get free parking.
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near to the Ricoh Arena for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|Ricoh Arena Car Park||CV6 6GE||£10||0.1km||There is an abundance of parking at the stadium itself, which is a very convenient option for away fans, if not the cheapest at £10. It is advisable to book a space in advance.|
|Car Park P1||CV7 9HR||£4.50||1.1km||Car Park P1 can be found on Winding House Lane, which is just a 5-10 minute walk from the stadium.|
|Wayside Business Park (P2)||CV6 6NY||£4||1.6km||Another option is parking at Car Park P2 on the Wayside Business Park, which is operated by Ricoh Arena Parking. This is then just a 10 minute walk to the stadium.|
|Oban Road Car Parks||CV6 6HH||£4||1.1km||There are two private car parks on Oban Road which are operated by Ricoh Arena Event Parking, which you need to book online.|
There is a station at the Ricoh Arena itself called Coventry Arena Station, and is served by trains from Coventry’s main station. However, trains aren’t too regular even on matchday so fans will generally make alternative plans to make the journey from Coventry Railway Station. The main station is almost 4 miles away from the station so isn’t within walking distance, with most fans either taking a taxi or a bus.
There are a number of options when taking the bus from the railway station to the stadium, one of which is the number 8 which leaves from bus stop ER1. You can take the number 8 to the Coventry Transport Museum, and change to the number 4 or 5 to the Arena Park. Once here, you just need to follow the underpass to the stadium via Car Park B.
Find train times and book your tickets for the best available prices by clicking through to the trainline website below:
There are a number of away friendly pubs near the Ricoh Arena, all of which cater to different needs. Please note, however, that some bars require club colours to be covered and some do not allow children.
However, rather than take our word for it, we want to give you the view from other away fans who have visited the Ricoh Arena.
Over the coming months we will be building up fans reviews of the best places to drink on an away trip to Coventry City, and you’ll be able to find them here.
In the meantime, we’ve included a map below with all the best away pubs highlighted for you.
See what other away fans think of Coventry City’s Ricoh Arena in our ‘Away Day Reviews’.
If you’ve already been, then you can share your experience with us by writing your own review.
See how Coventry City perform in our away day rankings, where away fans rate the pie, pint, cuppa and away day overall.
Check out our photo gallery where you can view other away fans’ photos. You can also share your own experience by uploading your own!