City appear in their first major final for 12 years this Friday and Sky Blue fans
could see the game for free.
The clubs youth team have reached the final of the FA Cup and meet West Ham
United in the first leg of the final at Highfield Road on Friday, with kick off at 8.05pm.
A 5-2 aggregate win over Newcastle put the youngsters through to the final.
The club are now hoping for a five figure crowd for the game and announced today that
organised school and junior soccer parties can watch the game for free. Anyone wanting
details should contact the ticket office on Coventry (01203) 234020.
West Ham have been one of the finest youth sides of the season but could be without
their much-vaunted midfielder Joe Cole. Cole came on with more than 20 minutes left of
West Hams stormy game against Leeds at the weekend. The Hammers went down 5-1 at
home to Leeds and had three men sent off.
The Sky Blues look set to have a full contingent of supporters cheering them on for
their final away game of the season next Saturday.
There has been a big demand for tickets to see the clash between City and Derby at
Pride Park and only 700 of the 3,000 allocation remain.
Ticket officer Jamie Roberts said:
"We are hoping that Saturdays good performance and victory will encourage
people to travel and hopefully see us make mathematically sure of our place in the
"Derby is not far to travel and Pride Park really is a fabulous ground."
There also looks set to be a big crowd for the final Premiership game of the season
when Leeds United visit Highfield Road a week on Sunday.
Leeds sold their 4,000 allocation out in just three hours!
Coventry City are holding two open evenings to show local businesses how they can
profit from a link with a Premiership football club.
The Sky Blues are earning record levels of commercial income and this season has been
the best ever in terms of entertainment and hospitality, but they are aiming to improve
their service to industry.
Business chiefs can view the corporate entertainment facilities on May 20 and May 27,
The clubs business development manager Raj Athwal said:
"We have been attracting a very encouraging number of new businesses to the club
this season. The majority are local but there are others from further afield who have
profited from having clients entertained by us.
"We make a great effort to tell people about the facilities both
entertainment and conference at Highfield Road but we are certain people would like
to come and look for themselves.
"Our Premier and Ladbrokes Clubs will be open and visitors can also view the
hospitality boxes and our directors box seats.
"We do have a concern that some people assume, with the rise of the Premiership,
that entertaining at top-flight games is very expensive but that is not the case and we
have a massive variety of packages."