This map shows the location of the Ricoh, our home ground. To get directions, first clear "The Ricoh Arena" from the "From" list (choose the dotted line). Then type your own address (road and city) into the "From/or" box, and click "Go".
Where to park
There is a 2 mile parking "exclusion zone" around the ground on matchdays, so paying for a car park is your only option. The Ricoh Arena website has details of the official "Park & Walk" sites, and there are a couple of local privately run ones, Leisure Ireland and "Ricoh Arena Carpark". Both can be pre-booked via their websites.
If you're prepared to do your weekend shopping before or after the game, you could try the Arena Park (Tesco's) next to the stadium itself. But beware: they may ask to see receipts from shops onsite for £25 or more when you leave.
Where to Eat
There is a Pizza Hut, Frankie and Bennie's & Burger King on the shopping centre, and Tesco's itself has a "restaurant". Otherwise, there is the food both inside and outside the Arena itself.
Where to drink
The Black Horse, in Black Horse Rd is a local "away-friendly" pub. You could also try the Lord Raglan in Coventry Road, Exhall, or The Hub (Wheelwright Lane). The local Novotel (Wilsons Lane) is also nearby and has a bar. The Longford Engine is predominately a home fans pub, but will welcome you if you're not wearing your team's colours. The Casino (attached to the stadium) has also been known to pull a pint, and of course there are plenty of bars on the stadium concourse.
There are three Wetherspoons pubs in or near Coventry city centre. They are all happy to accommodate visiting football fans. They are:
The Earl of Mercia, 18 High St, Coventry CV1 5RE - 5 mins from Trinity St & 7 mins from the bus station.
The Flying Standard, 2-10 Trinity St Coventry CV1 1FL - right beside the Trinity St bus stops & less than 5 mins from th bus station.
The Spon Gate, Croft Rd, Coventry CV1 3AZ - about a 10-15 minute walk to the bus station and Trinity St bus stops.
There's an hourly service between Coventry Station and Coventry Arena Station which is adjacent to the Stadium. Outward trains leave Coventry station from Platform 2 at 42 minutes past the hour. The journey takes around 7 minutes.
Fares to Arena Station:
OFF PEAK RETURN - £2.40
West Midlands Free Off-Peak Concessions apply on these trains
Currently there is only room for approximately 150 passengers on these services for weekend matches. For weekday evening matches there is only room for 75 passengers. Don't assume that there will be room for you all on the train.
Please note also that TRAINS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO STOP TO PICK UP PASSENGERS AT COVENTRY ARENA STATION FOR AT LEAST ONE HOUR AFTER THE MATCH OR EVENT HAS FINISHED. SO, IF THE MATCH OR EVENT FINISHES AT 5PM THE NEXT TRAIN THAT WILL TAKE YOU BACK TO COVENTRY RAIL STATION WILL BE THE 6.28PM SERVICE WHICH ARRIVES AT COVENTRY AT 6.36PM.
One Ray of Hope?
A converted, renovated three-carriage unit has been acquired by the Combined Local Authorities from London Underground to run on this service. It is reported that it should be in service by Christmas 2016 to run for a 12 month trial period. Hopefully this new unit will run in addition to the current train units and not as a replacement for any of them. So we should have an improved match rail service soon.
Catch a bus from the rail station Rail Station to Pool Meadow Bus station in Coventry City Centre. There are four services, all run by National Express. They are:
Services 9 and 9A Both signed University Hospital
Service 8 Signed Woodway Park
Service 8A Signed Wood End
All these services depart from bus stop ER1 across the road at the left of the station entrance. The journey to Pool Meadow bus station takes about 10 minutes.
All the above services will drop you off at Stand P at the bus station.
You now have a choice. You can either:
- Catch the single decker double bendibus Service 4 Signed Arena Park from Bus Shelter U. The journey takes around 25 minutes. Ask the driver for the Arena Park Rail station stop. The stop is beside the steps that take you under the railway to the stadium turnstiles at the away end. (South Stand)
- Or, leave Pool Meadow bus station by the main City Centre exit, cross the road to Trinity St with the Sainsburys on your left. The bus stops for the relevant services are just past Sainsburys - Stands TS3 and TS4. All the relevant services share the same route and will take you to within a reasonable 15-20 minute walk to the stadium:
Service 20 Signed Bedworth
Service 20A Signed University Hospital
Service 20E Signed Longford or Oban Rd.
(These services are run by National Express)
Service 48 Signed Atherstone or Leicester.
(This service is run by Stagecoach)
Allow 25-30 mins for the journey. Ask to be put off at the Ramgharia Sikh Temple or the RAOB Club (known as the Buffs).Walk down the Foleshill Road towards the wide road bridge over the canal. Turn left into the bus stops area at the side of the Tesco store. Follow the Tesco side wall on your right down towards the main car park area. You will see the Arena beyond Tesco’s car park, and across the railway.
Returning To Coventry Rail Station
Return under the railway,through the Arena Retail Park car park along the front of the shops until you reach the end of the Tesco frontage. Turn left at the corner of the building and then walk on beside the Tesco end wall.Service 4 bendibus (signed University Hospital) leaves from bus shelter AD. The bendibus will drop you at Pool Meadow bus station at Stand N. Buses back to the station go from Stand R
To return to Coventry by Services 20, 20A, 20E or 48 turn right from the Arena Retail park bus stop area into Foleshill Rd and cross the road. The bus stop ahead of you is for all of these services. Whichever service you use it will return you stands TS3 or TSR4 in Trinity St. Go down the hill with Sainsburys on your right. Cross the road to the bus station
From stand R it is around 10 minute journey to Coventry Rail station using Services 9 signed Green Lane, 9A Signed Wainbody, and 8 or 8A both signed Coventry Railway Station.
Bus Fares and Concessions
Ask the driver of the first bus you board for an Off peak DayTripper ticket. For £4 you can make an unlimited number of bus journeys on the day. When you board another bus just show it to the driver. Please note that these tickets are only valid on services run by National Express. However, the only relevant bus service mentioned on which they are not valid is Service 48.
Senior Citizen or Disabled English Concessionary Passes can be used on any of these local bus service, regardless of the provider.
There are lots of taxis available outside Coventry station. As of August 2016 the fare is around £12 one way to the Ricoh Arena.