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Sun 30 Jan

Coventry Building Society Arena - 2021/2022 Gallagher Premiership Rugby

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Gallagher Premiership Returns to Coventry Building Society Arena this Sunday, 30 January kick off 3pm as we host Saracens.

Last week, we announced that 20% of all match ticket revenue from this game will be donated to Wasps’ player Malakai Fekitoa’s fundraising efforts for home island crisis relief in tsunami-hit tonga. Read more HERE.

Tickets start from just £17 for adults and £2 for u11s – BUY TICKETS HERE.

We will also be holding a bucket collection at the stadium on Sunday.

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

 

COVID-19 | UPDATED REGULATIONS

Following the government’s announcement that the measures put in place under plan B in England will be lifted, there is no longer a requirement to show the NHS Covid Pass or to complete a health declaration form when visiting Coventry Building Society Arena.

The wearing of masks or face coverings is also no longer mandatory, although it is suggested these are still worn in crowded or indoor spaces.

Supporters are reminded not to travel or attend the Arena if you feel unwell and/or are displaying symptoms of Covid.

 

WHAT TO BRING

  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

 

KEY TIMINGS

10am | Ticket Office Opens

11am | Shuttle Bus Starts

12:30pm | South Stand Fan Zone Opens

12:30pm | Hospitality Opens

1:30pm | Gates Open

3pm | Kick-Off

 

FAN ZONE

Located in the South Stand from 12:30pm, fans will be able to enjoy a variety of food and beverage outlets as well as enjoy family fun games with our Community Team.

We are delighted to confirm that fan favourite Sting will be at the game. Be sure to take a photo with Sting in the Fan Zone and tweet us using #WASvSAR

 

BIG SCREEN

Feature on the big screen by tweeting us using #WASvSAR and tagging @waspsrugby

 

THE ARENA IS CASHLESS

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.

 

TICKET OFFICE

The Ticket Office will be open from 10:00am to 4:00pm on gameday. Get your tickets before gameday and save! Click here to book now. Gameday pricing comes into effect from 10:00am.

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.

  

GETTING TO COVENTRY BUILDING SOCIETY ARENA

Supporters arriving by train are advised to check the Network Rail website for up-to-date information prior to travel. Trains between Coventry Train Station and Arena Coventry Station are not currently in operation.

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

To plan your journey for this weekend, please visit www.tfwm.org.uk.

We strongly advise supporters to purchase parking in advance, which can be done HERE. Limited onsite parking is available to purchase on the day of the game.

 

FOOD AND DRINK OUTLETS

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, THE MILL & CLUBHOUSE

The Anecdote will be open for all supporters pre and post-game. The Mill Bar & Bakery will be open pre-game from 11am. Additional food & drink outlets are also available in the Fan Zone.

The Clubhouse remains closed.

 

WASPS SHOP

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 12 noon– 3pm, at half-time and for 30 minutes post-game. Purchases can also be made online HERE.

 

SOUTH ENTRANCE

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

 

SAFETY AND SECURITY

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.

Due to the National Threat Level rising to ‘Severe’, all supporters will be subject to increased security checks when entering the Arena.

Supporters who have safety or security concerns at the venue or need assistance, can make a report via our fan text service by messaging 07537 453123.

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

Register your phone with www.immobilise.com 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

TV: The match is not being broadcast on TV, the only way to watch the action is by buying tickets to attend. Click here to get your tickets.

Radio: BBC Coventry and Warwickshire

Kit: Home 

Referee: Karl Dickson

What to watch for:

Gallagher Premiership rugby returns to Coventry Building Society Arena on Sunday 30 January when Wasps take on Saracens, kick off 3pm.

Wasps are expecting to have captain Joe Launchbury back from injury and in contention to play in this game. Launchbury returned to full training earlier this month as he builds up to his playing return following an ACL rupture last April. 

Wasps fans may also get the chance to watch new signing Vincent Koch, ahead of the tighthead-prop's arrival from Saracens for next season. 

Wasps went into their Heineken Champions Cup clash against Munster on Sunday without the services of Alfie Barbeary and Tom Willis due to head injuries suffered against Toulouse. 

Wasps Men's Head Coach Lee Blackett was hopeful on Sunday that Barbeary would be able to team up with the England squad this week and that Willis would be fit for Sunday's visit of Saracens to the Coventry Building Society Arena.

Centre Ryan Mills was due to start his first Wasps game in 500 days at Thomond Park but didn't make the trip out to Ireland due to illness. Mills could be back in contention along with Jimmy Gopperth to play on Sunday. 

Sunday's game against Munster saw Dan Robson make his return after two months out with a groin injury. He scored a try on his comeback and is expected to feature again this coming weekend. 

Injury update:

Wasps lost Thomas Young and Tom West to head injuries either side of half-time on Sunday, adding to the club's list of injuries. 

Young remained in Ireland overnight for further tests, but has now been discharged from hospital. An update has been provided by the club, you can read that by clicking here.

Blackett also confirmed this week that Dan Frost suffered a shoulder injury in the win against Toulouse. The 24-year-old, is Wasps' leading try scorer so far this season with six tries from his first seven Wasps appearances. Frost will miss this weekend's game and be bout for 4-6 weeks with the injury. 

The opposition: 

Saracens are the Gallagher Premiership's leading try scorers so far this season and currently lie second in the table. 

The Saracens side is likely to feature ex-Wasps Alex Lozowski and Billy Vunipola, while Billy's brother Mako captained the side in their 45-24 win against London Irish on Sunday.  

Malakai Fekitoa fundraising for Tonga: 

Wasps’ player Malakai Fekitoa has launched a fundraiser for home island crisis relief in tsunami-hit Tonga.

In support of Fekitoa’s efforts, Wasps will donate 20% of all match ticket revenue from this Sunday's game to the cause.

For more information and to watch Fekitoa give an update please click here

Can’t make the game but still want to support Fekitoa’s fundraiser? Nearly 2,000 donations have already been made including from current and former Wasps players. 

You can donate today here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/all-with-tonga-help-tonga?qid=bb089c79d76bc37f1ba2c9f9414d1721

Get your tickets: 

Join us from just £17 for adults and £2 for U11s. Click here to get your tickets.

This fixture is included in the season membership.

Recently located in the South Stand, our Fan Zone will be open from 12 noon where fans can enjoy a variety of food and beverage alongside a DJ and community activities!

It’s one not to be missed. Tickets are available online by clicking here or by calling the Wasps Ticket Office on 02476 786 411.

For Group Ticket offers and information click here

 

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