Here is our guide for getting to the Ricoh Arena when we face Coventry City on Saturday.
From Glanford Park, take Doncaster Road/A18 to M181. Then at the roundabout, take the first exit onto M181 heading to the Humber Bridge/Doncaster/M180. Then take the exit on the right onto M180 toward Doncaster. After 12 miles take the exit onto M18 toward M1/Doncaster. After 20 miles, merge onto M1. Stay on the M1 for 59 miles then at junction 21, take the M69/A5460 exit to Birmingham/Coventry/Leicester. Keep right and follow signs for M69/Birmingham/Coventry. At the roundabout, take second exit onto M69 heading to Birmingham/M6/Coventry. 16 miles later, at junction 2, exit onto M6 toward Birmingham. At junction 3, take the A444 exit to Bedworth/Coventry (North)/Nuneaton. Continue on A444 to your destination, by taking the second exit at the first roundabout. After a mile, at the roundabout, take first exit onto Judds Lane. At the next round about take the second exit and the Ricoh Arena will be on your left. On-site car parking is available for £10 in car parks A, B or C, whilst official off-site car parking is available for £3 but street parking within the vicinity of 2km from the Ricoh Arena is for matchday permit holders only.
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The Ricoh Arena has its own stop located on the local line between Coventry and Nuneaton, and it's named the Coventry Arena Station. However, there is only an hourly operation of trains running along this service on platform 2, leaving at 42 minutes past the hour heading towards the stadium. As a result, it may be rather busy. The alternative option is to jump off at Coventry Railway Station, which is around three-and-a-half miles from the Ricoh Arena, equalling about an hour’s walk, with a taxi to the stadium costing around £12. Following the game, the train back to Coventry will depart from the station at 5:28pm. There are no special matchday train timetables, so trains will run at their normal times to and from Coventry and the Ricoh Arena. For more details specific to your journey, head to www.nationalrail.co.uk.
PUBS AND GRUB...
Located very close to the Ricoh Arena is the Arena Park shopping centre, which hosts various food outlets, including Frankie and Benny’s, Pizza Hut and Subway. At the ground itself, there are a number of pubs, including the Grosvenor Casino which serves drinks as well as hot and cold bar snacks. Once you are through the turnstiles, there is food on offer within the ground, including a selection of pies and sausage rolls.
WHAT TO EXPECT...
Although, the away stand is fairly steep, with a running track between the supporters and the pitch, the Iron fans will be a fair distance away from the pitch. However, the Iron faithful will be able to create a great atmosphere due to the acoustics of the stadium.