THE SKY Blues under-18s will host Arsenal in the FA Youth Cup at the Ricoh Arena and academy manager Richard Stevens hopes the the young City side will be backed by a bumper home crowd.
Victories over Walsall, Crewe Alexandra, Stoke City and Charlton Athletic has put the Sky Blues in the fifth round stage of the competition for the first time since 2001.
Their reward is a home tie one of the best academies in the country, which has helped produce the likes of Kieran Gibbs, Ashley Cole and Jack Wilshere in recent years.
“We’re delighted to announce the game will be played at the Ricoh Arena and I’m sure it’ll be a great occasion,” said Stevens.
“We’d like to thank the Ricoh Arena for their co-operation and help in making sure our players have a night to remember in the Youth Cup.
“Arsenal have one of the best Academy teams in the country, if not Europe, and we can’t wait to test ourselves against them.
“It’d be great to see as many City fans as possible at the Ricoh Arena at the game and get behind our boys to give us the best chance to pull off a great result and progress in the Youth Cup.”
The match will take place next Monday (February 15) and will kick off at 7pm. Tickets for the game are priced at £4 for adults, £2 for Under-18s and £2 for Over-65s and they are available to purchase from Friday, February 5th at 12noon.
Tickets are available from the Ricoh Arena ticket website (https://eticketing.co.uk/ricoharena), in person at the Ricoh Arena ticket office or over the phone on 02476 786411.
Ticket office and phone lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm, and Saturday, 10am to 4pm.