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Coventry City v City (Saturday, September 23)

All you need to know about City's trip to the Ricoh Arena

18 September 2017

Club News

Coventry City v City (Saturday, September 23)

All you need to know about City's trip to the Ricoh Arena

18 September 2017

City will be looking for their fourth away win on the spin when they travel to the Ricoh Arena to take on Coventry City. Their last trip to the stadium came in the EFL Trophy in October 2014 when Ollie Watkins scored his first goal for the club in a 3-1 loss.

Saturday, September 23 (3pm kick-off)
Sky Bet League Two


Ricoh Arena is home to not only Coventry City but also the rugby union team, Wasps. It has a capacity of 32,609, making it the biggest ground in League Two. The Ricoh Arena also includes a 65,000 sq ft exhibition hall, a hotel and a casino.                                                      


Grecian Travel coaches will depart from Unit 1 nightclub at 9am on Saturday, September 23. Ticket prices are as follows:

Members: £25
Non-members: £28

The pick-up points are: Unit 1 nightclub (Summerland Street), Honiton Road Park & Ride (by Miller & Carter), Cullumpton Services (Junction 28), Tiverton (Junction 27), Taunton (Junction 25) and any other pick-ups en-route by prior arrangement. For more information or to book please contact Chris Woolcott on 01392 250250 or John Bishop on 07904036334 or by email at: (after 6pm). Alternatively, drop into reception at St James Park to book.


To get to the Ricoh Arena, follow the M5 and the M42 to the A444 in Exhall. Take exit three from the M6. At the Exhall interchange, take the fourth exit onto A444. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Judds lane. At the roundabout, take the second exit. This drive should take approximately three hours.


The train journey from Exeter St Davids to Coventry requires two changes. The journey should consist of travelling from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street, then from Birmingham New Street to Coventry and then from Coventry to Coventry Arena. However, this train service to Coventry Arena only runs once every hour, at 42 minutes past, and the trains don't have many carriages so can be overcrowded.  Therefore catching a bus or a taxis from Coventry station maybe a better option.

For more information on bus times visit: The Football Ground Guide website

Overall, this train journey should take just under three hours and 30 minutes. From Coventry Arena, there is a small, three-minute walk to the ground. 


Event Support Team offer a number of convenient parking options, all of which are between a five to 15-minute walk from the arena, and our prices start from just £5 per space. They recommend booking in advance at There is a 2km resident’s permit zone in operation surrounding the arena, meaning that you cannot park on any of the streets without having a permit. There has also been a change of management company at the large Tesco car park next door, which strictly enforces a no more than two-hour stay regulation on a match day.


Tickets for City's match against Coventry City on Saturday, September 23, are now on sale and can be purchased online via this link, at the club or by phoning Exeter City on 01392 411 243. The match is not all ticket but prices rise by £3 on the matchday, so it is wise to purchase in advance.

Ticket prices are as follows - adults: £22
OAP (65+): £15
18 and under: £10

Wheelchair designated area tickets are available. Prices are as shown above with a free ticket offered for an assistant.


On one corner of the stadium, near the club shop is the Grosvenor Casino which includes multiple bars and shows televised sports. However, this is for over 18s only, so is unsuitable for families. Alternatively, there is a hotel at the stadium called the Hilton Double Tree Hotel.

This has a bar inside called the Mill. Away fans are welcomed however being a hotel bar, it can be pricey. About a 10-minute walk away, there are a number of pubs along Longford Road. To get there, walk out of the car park and turn right and carry on down Judds Lane. Continue along the

Continue along the path that goes over the Coventry canal. Continue to go over the river then turn right onto the Croft. Continue along the Croft and then turn right at Lady Lane. Finally, turn right onto Longford Road. This is a 0.7-mile walk.


The distance between St James Park and the Ricoh Arena is 178 miles, taking just under three hours to drive.

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