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Sun 26 Dec

Coventry Building Society Arena - 2021/2022 Gallagher Premiership Rugby

KO: 15:00


Coventry Building Society Arena hosts Wasps Christmas Cracker vs London Irish this Sunday 26 December at 3pm in Round 12 of the Gallagher Premiership.

Ahead of your visit please read the following gameday guide which contains all the information you need to know about your visit.



Following the Government’s announcement to introduce ‘Plan B’ to limit the spread of the new Omicron variant of coronavirus, new rules on attending matches in England were introduced from 15 December 2021. These measures will be in place until further notice.

All supporters aged 18 and over, including those in hospitality, must take the following three steps:

  1. Bring a COVID Pass to the match to show proof of double vaccination against Covid-19 or a negative lateral flow test within 48 hours of the game. This is a legal requirement. You can download your COVID Pass via the NHS app. Click here for guidance


  1. Complete a short Health Declaration before you attend the game


  1. Do not travel if you feel unwell and/or are displaying symptoms of COVID


Any supporter unable to provide proof of their COVID status when asked by a steward will be denied entry to the arena - checks at the arena will be increased significantly under Plan B regulations. Please arrive early to allow sufficient time for checks to take place.


Please complete your Health Declaration by clicking on the relevant link below:

An FAQ’s can be found here and will continue to be updated as and when new information becomes available. Our Covid-19 Supporter Code of Conduct can be viewed here.

We recommend that all supporters aged 11 or over wear a face covering on entry to and exit from the stadium, when queueing and on concourses. Face coverings are not required to be worn when seated in the arena bowl.

We thank supporters for their continued patience and understanding as we introduce the updated protocols and work to maintain a safe and enjoyable gameday experience for all.



  1. Your ticket (paper ticket/Print at Home ticket/digital ticket) or Season Member card. If using a digital ticket, please make sure your mobile device is fully charged. Screenshots of Print at Home tickets will not work.


  1. Your debit/credit card or payment-enabled mobile device.


  1. Your COVID Pass. Further detail can be found above and here




10am | Ticket Office Opens

11am | Shuttle Bus Starts

11am | Fan Village Opens

12pm | Hospitality Opens

1pm | Gates Open

3pm | Kick-Off



Located in the Exhibition Hall from 11am, fans will be able to enjoy a variety of food and beverage outlets alongside a DJ, inflatable pitch, funfair and reindeer!



The Boxing Day fireworks will take place post-match, approximately 15 minutes after the final whistle. Please remain in your seats once the game has finished.



Coventry Building Society Arena is now a cashless stadium. Debit/credit card payments and mobile payments such as Apple Pay and Google Pay are accepted at all tills around the arena.



The Ticket Office will be open from 10am to 3:40pm on gameday. Please make sure to purchase any tickets in advance of the game. Gameday pricing comes into effect from 10am.

Please ensure you have your tickets with you before you arrive at the arena. If you are due to collect tickets, please leave plenty of time to do so as the Ticket Office will be extremely busy. We recommend collecting your tickets no later than 1:30pm.




When travelling to this fixture please follow government guidelines and use your own transport where possible.

Supporters are advised that there will be disruption to the train network with very limited services running on Boxing Day – please check the Network Rail website for up-to-date information.

A shuttle bus between Coventry Train Station and Coventry Building Society Arena will be in operation between 11am – 6pm. This service is operated directly by Coachleasing. Pricing: Single £2.50 / Return £5.00

There are a number of road closures this weekend. Please plan ahead and leave plenty of time for your journey. To plan your journey for this weekend, please visit

We strongly advise supporters to purchase parking in advance, which can be done HERE. No onsite parking is available to purchase on the day of the game.



There will be a number of outlets open around the stadium so supporters can purchase food, as well as both non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks, throughout the day.

Eco-cups will be unavailable this weekend.

Please note that SeatServe and SwipeStation are no longer available.



The Anecdote will be open for all supporters pre and post-game. The Bakery will be open pre-game. The Mill bar will be closed – additional food & drink outlets are available in the Fan Village.

The Clubhouse remains closed.



Two pop-up stores will be operating on-site. One will be located outside the North Stand, opposite Car Park A, and the other outside the East Stand opposite the train station. They will be open from 11.30am – 3pm, at half-time and for 30 minutes post-game. Purchases can also be made online HERE.



Please be aware that the South Entrance will be closed for this fixture whilst construction work continues.



Please follow the guidance given by our stewards and security staff. We suggest that you bring with you only essential items and leave bags at home if possible.

Challenge 25 will be in operation. Remember ID if you look younger than you are!

Register your phone with before you come.

We want you to have a great time whilst with us, but should you see anything suspicious, please let our stewarding team know.

We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation.

Enjoy the game! 

Game Preview

Date Competition Score Won/Lost
20/10/19 2019/2020 Gallagher Premiership Rugby 26 - 29 L
01/03/20 2019/2020 Gallagher Premiership Rugby 36 - 26 W
27/02/21 2020/2021 Gallagher Premiership Rugby 10 - 16 L
05/06/21 2020/2021 Gallagher Premiership Rugby 39 - 36 W
26/12/21 2021/2022 Gallagher Premiership Rugby 38 - 30 W