Tickets, trains, pubs and all your essential Wembley information
The Sky Blue army will descend on Wembley Stadium tomorrow for arguably the club’s biggest game since 1987.
Coventry City stand just 90 minutes from a return to the Premier League for the first time since 2001, with Luton Town their opponents as both clubs seek to take the final step on their journey from the depths of the Football League to the very top.
This is what you need to know about what will be a memorable day for city, club and their supporters.
Coventry City fans will be located in the West End of Wembley Stadium – this is the same as the League Two Play-Off Final and Checkatrade Trophy Final.
The Sky Blues have been allocated 36,237 tickets for the game. General Admission tickets are now sold-out, with only Wheelchair Bays left available. More info here. The Sky Blues will have the West Ticket Office at Wembley on match-day for any queries from 12:45pm. The game kicks off at 4:45pm.
Fans have the choice of three operators: Avanti West Coast, West Midlands Trains and Chiltern Trains.
From Coventry, Nuneaton and Rugby, fans have the option of travelling with Avanti West Coast and West Midlands Trains. For those trains that call at Watford Junction, fans are encouraged to change there and catch a local service direct to Wembley Central which is about a 15 minute walk from the station.
Those who head into London Euston, have the option of local services back to Wembley Central or the London Underground services to Wembley Park.
Chiltern Trains services run from Birmingham, Warwick Parkway, Warwick and Leamington Spa direct to Wembley Stadium, the station a short walk from the ground. This may be the best option for fans living to the South West of Coventry.
Passengers travelling on Chiltern Railways services on Saturday (May 27) are being warned to expect much busier journeys. They say:
"Customers should allow plenty of time for their journey, and make sure that they check ahead before travelling. If services are particularly crowded, some customers may not be able to board their intended train and will have to board the next available service.
"Some queuing systems may be implemented to manage crowds safely. A queuing system will be in place at Wembley Stadium station after the match for return travel."
Chiltern says an amended timetable will be in place on Saturday with around 2,000 extra seats being made available and two additional services running between Birmingham and London for travelling supporters. Those services will call at:
Warwick Parkway (10.36), Warwick (10.41), Leamington Spa (10.47), Banbury (11.07) to Marylebone, arriving to Wembley Stadium at 12.03
Warwick Parkway (11.44), Warwick (11.48), Leamington Spa (11.54), Banbury (12.12) to Marylebone, arriving to Wembley Stadium at 13.18
Fans travelling from Coventry are encouraged to book their tickets in advance where possible and advised a queuing system will be in place at the station from start of service. Fans should make their way to the ticket office entrance (not the new building) and follow the advice from the station team. They are also encouraged to arrive at least 45 minutes before the scheduled departure time of their service. All London bound services are expected to depart from Platform 1.
Coming back: Fans are encouraged to make their way back to their return station (Wembley Stadium, Wembley Central and Euston)as soon as possible after the final whistle. With fewer trains home, fans should avoid aiming to catch the last service home. Travel time from Wembley to London Euston is around 45 minutes
More rail information here
Coventry City have been allocated Pink Car Park
Event Support Team have arranged approximately 100 coaches to transport fans to Wembley.
The coaches will depart from the Grosvenor Road Car Park / Link Road between 9am and 11am. Due to the expected high volume of coaches and people, road closures will be in operation, and drop-offs at the Grosvenor Road Car Park will not be permitted.
The departure point is conveniently located near Coventry Train Station and the bus interchange at Central Six. Parking will be available at the Coventry Train Station Car Park, which offers nearly 700 spaces, including 16 electric charging bays. EST has emphasised the importance of patience and cooperation from the supporters, as they are expecting over 6000 people to depart on the day.(Image: Manjit Narotra/ProSports/REX/Shutterstock)
The Sky Blues have been allocated the following pubs.
Box ParkOlympic Way, Wembley Park, Wembley, HA9 0JT
The Green ManDagmar Avenue, Wembley, HA9 8DF
Crystals (Sports Bar & Aqua Lounge)1 Popin Building, Southway, HA9 0HB
The Arch324 Harrow Rd, Wembley , HA9 6LL
Station 31299-303 Harrow Rd, Wembley, HA9 6BD
The Liquor Station397A High Rd, Wembley, HA9 6AA
JJ Moons397 High Rd, Wembley, HA9 6AA
La ReginaSt George's Hotel, 43-51 Wembley Hill Rd, Wembley, HA9 8AU
Black Sheep2 Olympic Way, Wembley Park, HA9 0GU
White Horse4 Wembley Park Blvd, Wembley Park, Wembley HA9 0HP
Entry into the allocated fan zones is only permitted with a valid ticket to the match. Street drinking will be enforced under the PSPO
Gustavo Hamer is fit after shaking off the knee injury that required a pain-killing injection to be able to play against Middlesbrough.
One player who remains a major doubt, however, is third choice striker Tyler Walker who underwent an inconclusive scan last week on a muscle issue.
Kasey Palmer is back training but unlikely to be sufficiently recovered from his hamstring injury, while Callum O’Hare and Fabio Tavares are out long term.
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- ^ Premier League (www.coventrytelegraph.net)
- ^ Ben Wilson makes brilliant Mark Robins admission before Coventry City play-off final (www.coventrytelegraph.net)
- ^ Noel Whelan says what everyone is thinking about Coventry City ahead of Wembley play-off final (www.coventrytelegraph.net)
- ^ Coventry City (www.coventrytelegraph.net)
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- ^ Nuneaton (www.coventrytelegraph.net)
- ^ Warwick (www.coventrytelegraph.net)
- ^ Leamington Spa (www.coventrytelegraph.net)
- ^ here (www.nationalrail.co.uk)
- ^ Let us know here (www.coventrytelegraph.net)