Stadium Name: Ricoh Arena
Stadium Address: Phoenix Way
Like many grounds built in this country in recent years the Ricoh Arena is functional and fairly conservative in design. Three sides of the stadium, which are large, single-tiered stands, are fairly bland affairs. The complex has an exhibition centre attached to its West side (The Lloydspharmacy Stand) resulting in a more unique looking stand. It has a small tier of seats overhanging the larger lower tier, with a row of corporate hospitality boxes running along the back of the lower section.
The stadium is fully enclosed with all corners of the stadium being filled with spectator seating, and all the stands are of the same height, giving it a symmetrical look.
The leg room is adequate for most and the stadium does have good acoustics. Entrance to the stadium is through automatic turnstiles. Behind the stands there are spacious concourses and a number of food and drink outlets.
When the ground first opened, the stand was known as the Coventry Evening Telegraph stand and was the main stand for Coventry City supporters that sung during games. After the sponsorship deal ran out for the stand, it became known as the North Stand but then renamed again after the Wasps' purchase of the Alan Higgs Charity share of Arena Coventry Limited. Coventry City announced that for the 2015/16 season that the stand would be closed for football matches due to costs but will be opened if the demand is there, however tickets can still be brought there for Wasps' fixtures.
The only two-tier stand at the Stadium, it consists of a larger lower tier below the upper tier, which consists of corporate hospitality boxes. Also situated on this side of the stadium are hotel rooms, which have a view of the pitch. In the corner between this stand and the South Stand is a Police control box. This is the only stand that offers cushioned seats and it also provides seating for directors as well as the media.
The East Stand provides a Video Screen in the corner by the South Stand, this corner soon became known as the Singers' corner to Coventry fans as first called by Aidy Boothroyd, when he was manager of the Sky Blues. This is where the main cameras are positioned for the highlights of fixtures as well as the televised fixtures. The stand as been formerly known as the NTL stand and the Tesco Stand.
This stand is used for Away Supports for football matches and only opens for Rugby matches when needed due to extra demand.
Ticket Prices (2016/17)
Spectator viewing areas
Home supporters have 62 spaces for wheelchair users available to them, and these can be found on a raised platform. 19 spaces for wheelchair users can be found on a raised platform in the away section for away supporters - all have an adjacent seat for Personal Assistants.
There are specific accessible toilets throughout the stadium and
they operate the National RADAR Key scheme.
All of the counter positions in the stadium, from the Club Shop and the Ticket Office through to the Food and Drink counters in the concourse, have lowered counter positions and hearing loops fitted.
Accessible services & information
Match commentaries are not available. Facilities for assistance dogs are not available. The concourses do have rest areas included.
Last Updated July 2016
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