Coventry City’s Sport Scene
Live sport all Coventry Students should check out!
With quality stadiums, passionate supporters and teams in a multitude of sports, Coventry is a great city for any sports fan! Whether you like to get involved or watch your beloved team, there is lots on offer. Here’s a roundup of the best of Coventry’s sport scene.
Coventry’s Ricoh Arena is the home of the Coventry Wasps and is a spectacular venue to watch competitive rugby. Situated just outside of the city centre, the Ricoh Arena can accommodate 32,000 fans. Since the team’s move to the stadium in 2014, thousands of fans have filled up the Ricoh to watch their home games. Wasps compete in the Aviva Premiership, European Rugby Champions Cup and the LV=Cup, so there are plenty chances throughout the year to go along and watch some fantastic rugby! See when the next home games are here.
Coventry City FC, better known as the Sky Blues, draw a large and loyal crowd to the Ricoh. Sky Blues played at Highfield Road before moving to the Ricoh in 2005 and compete in the EFL League One. You can keep track of their home and away games here and get your tickets for their first match of 2017!
2017 is set to be an exciting season for netball fans as the Wasps compete in the Vitality Netball Superleague for the first time! The club has signed 8 new leading players for a star line-up and will be competing against 10 other teams in the league in their debut, alongside the Scottish Sirens and Severn Stars. Get your tickets here to see them play at 9 home fixtures at the Ricoh. The club train at Warwick University and work with the sports science team at Coventry University.
If you’ve not checked out an Ice Hockey match yet it’s time to get involved! The Coventry Blaze play in the Elite League and are one of the most successful teams in British ice hockey. They are four time Elite Ice Hockey League Champions and 2015 Play-Off Champions. The team play their home games at the SkyDome Arena and the season runs from September until the end of March. Get your tickets for the next four Blaze games here.
There are awesome sport and fitness facilities available at Coventry Uni that you should definitely be making the most of! The Sport and Recreation Centre is at the centre of Coventry Uni’s campus and teams are always looking for new members.
Sports Active is a programme that lets you take part in a range of sports. Their Come & Play sessions do not require membership so you can pick and choose when you want to get involved! They offer sessions for football, netball, boxing, badminton, cricket and running in venues around the city centre, so there is plenty of opportunity to get active!
For those of you with some serious sporting talent, Coventry University also offer Sports Scholarships. Check here to see if you qualify!
Warwick Uni’s Sport Centre has plenty to offer, particularly if you are looking for a sport that you haven’t tried before. Highly recommended is their climbing facilities. The Bear Rock Climbing Centre is considered one of the best climbing walls in the West Midlands and there is always a new challenge to face no matter how many times you go. The Bouldering Room is part of the Climbing Centre and accommodates for all abilities. It has angled training and bouldering boards that don’t require a rope or harness, just crash mats at the bottom. So if you haven’t tried climbing yet, give it a go! Check out all the sports on offer at the Sport Centre here.