What's On: Coventry City

What's On: Coventry City

16 September 2022

Birmingham City will be dedicating the first home matchday since the sad passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, to honouring her memory.

Find out 'What's On' as Blues host Coventry City in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday night.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II tribute:

Everybody connected with Blues was truly saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Over a 70-year reign, Her Majesty served the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth with honour, dignity and distinction and on Saturday, the Club will pay its respects.

As such, supporters are kindly asked to arrive early and observe a minute’s silence in Her Majesty’s memory. This will be followed by the playing of the National Anthem.

1980s Blues star Harry Roberts returns:

Former Blues and Coventry defender Brian “Harry” Roberts is the Star of the Day.

Roberts began his career with the Sky Blues for whom he played 215 games over 10 years before signing for Blues for £10,000 in 1984.

Playing alongside the likes of David Seaman and Robert Hopkins, he was influential in Ron Saunders’ side that gained promotion to the top flight in 1984/85, starting 49 games that season.

He went on to play 187 games for the Club over six years, and was named Player of the Season in 1988/89.

Pre-match, Roberts will be discussing his illustrious career in the Tilton’s Changing Room Bar, fielding questions from Tom Ross at 2:15pm.

In addition, the star of the day will appear on the pitch at half-time, talking about his best Blues memories and his thoughts on the match between his two former clubs.

Family activities:

Once again there will be an array of complimentary fun and games on offer to younger supporters from 1:30pm onwards.

Outside the Kop, fans can take part in a penalty shoot-out and at the Main Stand, under-16s can put their power and precision to the test at the inflatable goal.

The Community Trust PlayStation Hub will be back open outside the Arthur’s Area turnstiles for young Bluenoses to play FIFA.

Blues' resident face painter will also be back inside Arthur’s Area, where all kids are welcome to free, Blues-themed face painting. Look out for the stand after coming through the turnstiles.

In addition, Club mascots Beau and Belle who will be making their way around the Stadium and taking photos with supporters before kick-off.

Street food:

Bluenoses will once again be able to sample some of the city’s best local food, with a different trader stationed outside each stand:

Kop Stand

  • Smokey Joe’s return to St. Andrew’s offering their usual fan favourites – cheesy chips, hot dogs and sizzling burgers. They will be based between Kop reception and the Ticket Office.

Kop/Tilton Corner

  • Hangry Street will be appearing for the first time this season, ready to serve their juicy chilli chicken flatbreads to hungry Bluenoses. Find them on the other side of the turnstiles by the Blues Store.

Changing Room Bar

  • Freshly barbecued Greek gyros are on the menu outside the Changing Room Bar as Kouzina Greek return by popular demand.

Arthur’s Area (Main Stand)

  • Bluenose-run Hungry Penguin Pancake Co. return to serve their Blues-themed crepes and pancakes in both sweet and savoury forms to families outside Arthur’s Area.

Half-time entertainment:

Fresh off his Changing Room Bar appearance, former Blues and Coventry star Harry Roberts will be interviewed on the pitch at half-time.

BoyleSports Chip ‘n’ Win will follow, with two supporters chosen to come onto the pitch to take part for the chance to win match tickets, a signed pennant, corporate hospitality tickets, and season tickets.