A NEW League Two attendance record is set to be achieved by Coventry City at the club’s upcoming home game against Accrington Stanley.
Branded as a ‘Community Day’, Coventry City are selling tickets to the game for just £5 in advance or £10 on the day.
Approximately 22,000 tickets have been allocated – almost 14,000 of those being freebies to primary schools in the city. Another 8,000 tickets have already been sold in advance of the crunch fixture which will see the Sky Blues take on their promotion rivals.
The current League Two attendance record is 18,746 – a figure achieved by Portsmouth when they played Northampton Town in May 2016.
The Ricoh Arena’s North Stand will be used to accommodate school children and families while the South Stand will host all supporters.
In addition to the match, a pre-match fans village will be hosted in the Ericsson Exhibition Hall from midday while 3,000 ‘Kick it Out’ banners will be distributed.
Coventry’s successful UK City of Culture 2021 Bid will also be celebrated.
Coventry City Football Club chief executive Dave Boddy said: “We have been absolutely delighted with the uptake of tickets for Community Day from the primary schools who have been involved in the free ticket offer.
“There was much higher demand than expected, so we have worked hard to make sure that everyone who got their voucher back to us is at the game.
“With everything else going on, and the stands behind both goals full of Sky Blues supporters, we’re looking forward to a great day.
“We would urge fans to buy their tickets early, take advantage of this great offer and be part of a bumper crowd at the Ricoh.”
Visit eticketing.co.uk/ccfc, call 0844 453 9134 or visit the ticket office at the Butts Park Arena to buy yours.