Coventry Stadium

Judds Lane, Coventry

About Coventry Stadium

Since officially opening in 2005, Coventry Stadium and Arena has become a world-class destination in Coventry. The Stadium can accommodate more than 32,500 spectators, with the capacity rising to 40,000 for music events, and is also home to Premiership Rugby Team Wasps and Coventry City FC.

It has witnessed some unforgettable sporting moments – from Coventry-born Andy Goode setting an Aviva Premiership Rugby record, with the most points scored in a single match – to Wasps recording their biggest ever win in the Champions Cup. Its record attendance to a sporting event was in 2015 with 32,019 Wasps and Leicester Tigers fans showing their support in the local derby. It is one of the country's leading conference and exhibition destinations, having won numerous national awards.

Arrive Early: Coventry Stadium opens 2 hours before the session start time. A limited number of Blue Badge parking spaces are available, linked to the venue by accessible shuttle bus. These need to be pre-booked.

Accessibility: Internally the venue has step free access. Externally there are some changes in level with ramped access round the building. There is will also be an accessible golf buggy service running to assist with the changes in gradient and distances across the site.

There will be a range of existing accessible facilities and temporary facilities, such as a changing places toilet.

 

Coventry Stadium Venue Map

Plan your Journey

Use the Games Journey Planner to map your route to the Games. Enter your starting location, and start typing the name of your Games Venue, select your Games session. The Journey Planner will recommend a personalised travel plan, and the carbon impact of each option.

For accessible shuttle buses or to book blue badge parking select the Blue Badge or Accessible Shuttles option and edit your date and proposed arrival time.

The taxi icon shows taxi ranks near each of the Games venues. The wheelchair icon shows the location of blue badge parking locations, please be aware that these are limited and need to be pre-booked. The bicycle icon shows the locations where West Midlands Cycle Hire docking stations are available.

Getting to Coventry Stadium

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What to expect

Rugby Sevens is seven-a-side rugby played at lightning speed on a full-size rugby pitch.

It’s bone-crunching hits, silky ball skills, elusive running and dynamic teamwork packed into two thrilling halves of seven minutes.

With more room to roam and less time for play, the result is a version of the game of rugby that is shorter, faster and high scoring. On average, a try is scored every 70 seconds.

Some of the world’s leading Rugby Sevens teams will compete at Birmingham 2022. There are sixteen teams in the men’s competition and eight teams in the women’s competition.

In addition to the sport there will be plenty to see and do at the Coventry Stadium. You can ‘Have a go’ at Rugby and maybe even meet an athlete or Perry the Bull, Birmingham 2022’s official mascot.

About the area - What to do and where to stay

There are so many things for visitors to Coventry to do in the city. From music, theatre, and festivals, to museums, cathedrals and medieval history, the city has something for everyone. Home to rich history, ancient legends and an abundance of unique arts and culture, Coventry is currently the UK City of Culture, in addition to welcoming the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth GamesInternational Children’s Games and Rugby League World Cup, so it is a very exciting year for the city.

Coventry is just 25 minutes from Birmingham and with great transport links to surrounding areas, its central location makes the city an ideal destination to visit.  

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