Information received from West Midlands Police for the Coventry City vs Chesterfield fixture tomorrow, 3pm (Monday, January 1).
Whilst on the A444 you will pass the Ricoh Arena and Tesco’s Extra on left. The Coach park is on the opposite side of the duel carriageway at this point.
There is a specific right turn slip road for coaches to approach.
Traffic Commissioners Guidelines
The Traffic Commissioners’ Guidelines, together with the Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol) Act 1985, as amended by the Public Order Act 1986, prohibits alcohol on a vehicle which: -
is either a public service vehicle or a vehicle adapted to carry more than 8 passengers (i.e, mini – bus) and; is being used for the principal purpose of carrying passengers for the whole or part of a journey to or from a designated sporting event.
Coach Operators are reminded to keep to the following new guidelines when carrying supporters to and from football matches: -
1. Coaches are not to stop within 10 miles of the venue either on route to or from the event unless prior agreement is obtained from the local Police Liaison Officer.
2. Unless directed otherwise by a Police Officer, coaches may not stop at premises where intoxicating liquor is sold unless it is sold as ancillary to a substantial meal.
3. Coaches are to arrive at the venue no earlier than two hours before and not later than one hour before kick-off.
4. Coaches are not to set down or uplift passengers at any unauthorised locations without prior permission of the police.
5. Coaches must leave the venue within one hour of the finish of the event.
The Commissioner has powers to attach conditions to Operators’ Licences in relation to journeys to and from football matches, but prefers to rely on co-operation between Operators and Police.
The Police have been asked to notify the Commissioner of any incidents where the guidelines have not been followed so that he may consider whether any conditions should be imposed.
Away fans information
Away supporters visiting the Ricoh Arena are located in the South Stand - this is behind the goal. This is a dedicated stand for away fans, with separate turnstiles and concourse.
Turnstiles open from 1:30pm. Tickets are available on the gate (cash only) unless the game is an all-ticket match for away fans - please check your own club website for details.
Coventry operate ticket barcode scanners on entry, so please make sure you have your ticket ready and it is in good condition.
Food and Drink (soft drinks and alcohol) is available within the South Stand concourse from 1:30pm. Card payments are accepted.
Match-day programme PUSB is priced £3 for league games and is available around the ground - this includes an extensive visitors section.
Private Vehicle / Parking
On-site car parking is available for £10 in car parks A, B or C, while official off-site car parking is available from £3 at www.ricoharenaparking.co.uk
Car Parks A and B are located on-site at the Ricoh Arena and can be accessed via the main entrance on Judds Lane. Car Park C is located adjacent to the stadium, and can be accessed from the A444.
On street car parking within 2km vicinity of the Ricoh Arena on match days is for permit holders only.
Arriving by Rail
Coventry is on the main line between London and Birmingham.
Coventry train station is located in Coventry city centre, around 4 miles from the Ricoh Arena.
There is an on-site train station at the Ricoh Arena - 'Coventry Arena'. There is no special match day schedule and trains run as timetabled.
Tickets for disabled supporters are available from the visiting club, and are priced at the age relevant price with the carer (if required) going free of charge.
Wheelchairs are located at the front of Block 8 in the South Stand, with stewards dedicated to this area.
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