St Andrew’s (capacity 30,016)
The 2019/20 season will see Coventry City play their home games at St Andrew’s after they failed to agree a deal to stay at the Ricoh Arena. Following 106 years at Highfield Road, the Ricoh Arena became home to Coventry City in 2005 though they also played elsewhere during the 2013/14 season due to dispute over rent.
Coventry’s temporary home, St Andrew’s, was extensively damaged during the Second World War, which prompted the club to rebuild the stadium, and further improvements were made throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s. Further redevelopment occurred in the 1990’s, with two all-seater stands replacing the old Kop and Tilton Road Terraces.
Away fans visiting Coventry City at St Andrew’s are located in the lower tier on one side of the Gil Merrick Stand, with an allocation of around 3,000 which can be increased to 4,500 depending on demand.
There is a small car park directly outside the entrance to the away end, but the availability is dependent on how many away coaches there are. There are other options, including Birmingham Wheels Park, as well as some street parking around the stadium. Some local schools in the vicinity also offer parking for around £5.
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near to St Andrew’s for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|St Andrew’s||B9 4RL||£5||0.1km||This car park is directly outside the away fans entrance, but depending on how many away coaches are expected, availability can be limited to get there early if this is your preferred option.|
|Connect Church||B10 0SE||£5||0.2km||This car park is located on a block of land near St Andrew’s on Coventry Road, and is owned by the Connect Church. It’s a secure site and is just a 3 minute walk to the stadium.|
|Birmingham Wheels Park||B8 1AD||£5||0.5km||This secure independent car park on Adderley Road South is a popular choice for away fans. It’s just £5 a vehicle and only a 10 minute walk to St Andrew’s.|
The closest railway station to St Andrew’s is Bordesley, which is around a ten minute walk from the stadium. However, this station is only served by Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham Snow Hill, whereas the majority of away fans will arrive into Birmingham New Street.
Birmingham New Street is over 2 miles away from St Andrew’s, so you may wish to take a taxi, which will cost you around £8. However, if you do wish to walk, then upon leaving the concourse you need to follow the signs for Moor Street and Bullring. When you exit the building, cross the road to where the large Debenhams store is and turn right. At the end of the block, you’ll come to a door with a sign pointing downwards towards Bull Ring Markets. Go down the stairs and turn left and go along that road with Debenhams now on your left. You’ll pass a church on your left and some markets on your right.
Take a right onto Moat Lane, and follow this until you reach the traffic lights where you should take a right on to Digbeth High Street. You’ll then pass Birmingham Coach Station on your right, then use the pedestrian crossing to cross the carriageway. Continue up the High Street until you reach a fork in the road where you should bear left underneath a railway bridge. Continue on this road, crossing a roundabout, and you’ll find the away section further up on your left.
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There are a number of away friendly pubs near St Andrew’s, 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 St Andrew’s.
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 St Andrew’s 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!