Travelling Jacks – Coventry City

Coventry City on Tuesday, 2 November 2021 at 19:45

Distance from the Swansea dot com Stadium: 173 miles ~ 3 hours 5 minutes.

Address: Coventry Building Society Arena, Judds Lane, Longford, Coventry. CV6 6AQ
Telephone: 02476 933444
Web Site:

Swansea City fans travelling to the game are advised that they must adhere to the home club’s Code of Conduct and all Covid-19 Government guidelines in England.

The Coventry Building Society Arena

What’s the Coventry Building Society Arena Like

Away fans are in one side of South Stand towards the corner.

The view is not brilliant, but it’s OK. Behind the stands are large concourses with a number of food and drink outlets, serving pies, hot dogs, burgers and alcohol is also available to purchase.

The concourses have TVs showing the game.

Visiting Coventry

Coventry is probably best known for its medieval Cathedral, which was left in ruins after being bombed during WWII.

The city is also the UK City of Culture for 2021 and a host city for the Commonwealth Games in 2022.

If you are planning an overnight stay, then the nearest hotels to the stadium are the Double Tree by Hilton (CV6 6AQ) which is actually located at the stadium and the Novotel Coventry M6 J3 (CV6 6HL), which is only 2 miles away.

The only options are to stay in the city centre, which is around 4 miles away.

What’s On in Coventry

The day of the game, at 12:30 it’s afternoon tea and a showing of The Great Escape at the Belgrade Theatre (CV1 1GS), the package is £15. Also there is Dirty Dancing from Tuesday to Saturday, tickets are from £16.50.

The Smeds and The Smoos, a production for little ones has daytime performances on Wednesday and Thursday at Albany Theatre (CV5 6JQ), tickets are £14.

Coventry Transport Museum (CV11JD) has entry at £14 (£7 for children, £10.50 for concessions) with family tickets available.

Eating and Drinking near the Coventry Building Society Arena

Dhillon’s Brewery (CV6 6AT, 0.5 miles) is open for home games, with brewery tours also available.

The Cherry Tree Sports and Social Club (CV6 6FT, 0.5 miles) also offers parking for £5.

The Longford Engine (CV6 6BP, 0.7 miles) does welcome away fans and offers free parking and a burger van.

The Coach & Horses (CV6 6BG, 0.7 miles) is also nearby and the Bird in Hand (CV2 1PQ, 1.3 miles) is a pleasant walk along the canal to the stadium.

Parking near the Coventry Building Society Arena

There are a 2,000 parking spaces at the stadium and being really close to the motorway means that once out, it’s a quick getaway. The cost is currently £12 per car and parking can be booked online.

Be aware that there is a strict no parking policy in the side streets near the stadium. A strict resident parking scheme is enforced on event days and the enforcement area covers a radius of 2 km from the venue.

Trains to Coventry

Trains to Coventry Arena leave Swansea at 12:23, 13:23 and 14:22 for the 4 hrs 30 mins journey.

Unfortunately there are no trains get you back to Swansea on the night of the game – meaning you’ll need an overnight stay!

For the Travelling Jacks making the trip – Be Loud, Be Proud and Be Positive!