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Coventry City


Current LeagueEngland » Championship
Current GroundThe Coventry Building Society Arena
Previous GroundsHighfield Road, Sixfields, St Andrew's
Coventry City Fans1,681
Average Number of Grounds Visited46.99
Formed1883
Websitewww.ccfc.co.uk
NicknameThe Sky Blues
FacebookCoventryCityFC
Twitter@Coventry_City
Instagram@coventrycityfcofficial

New stadium effect

Coventry's move to their new stadium has been a rollercoaster ride. Opened in 2005, the new 32,000 capacity Ricoh Arena looked to be everything the club needed. However, fans were in for a tough journey after the initial honeymoon period. Coventry have left the stadium twice through disputes with owners and landlords, firstly playing at Sixfields in Northampton followed 5 years later with a season sharing at Birmingham City's St Andrews.

The move hasn't been a good one for either league position or average attendance. City dropped from 23rd to 40th in the overall league ranking whilst average attendance has fallen as well - down 5% from 18,187 to 17,232 (and that's even ignoring the season spent at the much smaller Sixfields stadium).

Old stadium: Highfield Road (1899 - 2005, 106 years)
New stadium: The Coventry Building Society Arena (Opened 2005, £113m)

Old stadium average attendance: 18,187
New stadium average attendance: 17,232
Difference: -955 (-5%)

Old stadium average league position: 23
New stadium average league position: 40
Difference: +17

Average attendance

Highfield Road
1995/199618,507
1996/199719,625
1997/199819,718
1998/199919,718
1999/200020,809
2000/200120,582
2001/200216,150
2002/200314,813
2003/200414,816
2004/200516,048
The Coventry Building Society Arena
2005/200621,302
2006/200720,342
2007/200819,123
2008/200917,403
2009/201017,305
2010/201116,310
2011/201215,119
2012/201310,950
2013/20142,348
2014/20159,332

League position

Highfield Road
1995/199616
1996/199717
1997/199811
1998/199911
1999/200014
2000/200119
2001/200231
2002/200340
2003/200432
2004/200539
The Coventry Building Society Arena
2005/200628
2006/200737
2007/200841
2008/200937
2009/201039
2010/201138
2011/201243
2012/201359
2013/201462
2014/201561

See how Coventry City compare to other teams with our full New Stadium Effect analysis of all the top teams in England and Wales who have moved to a new ground since the 1980s.


Saturday 3pm kick-off stats

How often do Coventry City play at 3pm on a Saturday afternoon?

Overall Saturday 3pm stats

44%
of league matches kick-off at 3pm on a Saturday
(43/97)
33%
of league home matches
(16/49)
56%
of league away matches
(27/48)

Next and last Saturday 3pms

Next Saturday 3pm home match
-
Last Saturday 3pm home match
76 days ago
6th Apr 2024 vs Leeds United
Next Saturday 3pm away match
-
Last Saturday 3pm away match
55 days ago
27th Apr 2024 vs Blackburn Rovers

Kick-off days and times

Saturday 15:00
43/97 - 44%
Tuesday 19:45
12/97 - 12%
Wednesday 19:45
10/97 - 10%
Saturday 12:30
6/97 - 6%
Monday 15:00
5/97 - 5%
Sunday 12:00
4/97 - 4%
Friday 20:00
3/97 - 3%
Friday 19:45
3/97 - 3%
Friday 15:00
2/97 - 2%
Monday 20:00
2/97 - 2%
Tuesday 20:00
1/97 - 1%
Tuesday 15:00
1/97 - 1%
Saturday 16:45
1/97 - 1%
Wednesday 20:00
1/97 - 1%
Thursday 19:45
1/97 - 1%
Saturday 14:00
1/97 - 1%
Sunday 15:00
1/97 - 1%

Fixture data gathered from multiple sources. Based on all matches played since the start of the 2022/2023 season.
See how Coventry City compare to other teams with our full Saturday 3pm analysis of all the top teams in England and Scotland.


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News about Coventry City

Coventry City to return to Ricoh Arena

Thursday 11th March 2021

Coventry City have agreed a deal to return to the Ricoh Arena from the start of the 2021/2022 season.

The Sky Blues have been playing at Birmingham City's St Andrews stadium for the last year and a half after being kicked out of the Ricoh for the second time. City spent the 2013/2014 season playing at Sixfields in Northampton after the last dispute with the ground owners.

The return to the Ricoh comes after Cov announced plans to build another stadium in the city last year. These plans now appear to be on hold after the Championship club signed a 10-year agreement to move back to the Ricoh.

All being well, the 92 Club will once again contain 92 stadiums next season.

Coventry City explore the option of building new stadium

Wednesday 4th December 2019

Coventry City are exploring the possibility of building a new ground after leaving the Ricoh Arena for the 2nd time in the last 6 years.

The League 1 club are playing at Birmingham's St Andrews this season, but have confirmed that they are scouring the local area in order to find a suitable site for a new stadium.

18 new locations have been identified with the club working on drawing up a shortlist, if a return to the Ricoh cannot be agreed with Wasps rugby club.

It's very early days yet, but hopefully some positive news for Coventry fans soon.

Coventry to play their home games at St Andrews

Sunday 26th May 2019

Coventry City will play their home matches at Birmingham City’s St Andrews stadium next season. The move comes after Coventry failed to reach an agreement with Wasps rugby about sharing the Ricoh Arena.

It’s the 2nd time in recent years that the Sky Blues have been left homeless, having used Northampton’s Sixfields stadiums for the 2013/2014 season.

At least this is a little better for Cov fans though - St Andrews is a 44 mile round trip from the Ricoh, compared to the 72 mile round trip to Northampton. That’s scant consolation to their supports who are bitterly disappointed with the news.


Coventry City Facts

  • Coventry were founded in 1883 as Singers FC, they changed their name to Coventry City in 1898. (stuff10)

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