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    Hello ladies and gents,

    It's my Dad's birthday on Saturday so rather than paying £50 a pop for a return train ticket from Preston to Coventry, I have said that I will drive us down the M6 to yourselves. Now, I've had a look on the Ricoh website and it says there is 2km parking restriction around the ground to prevent fans parking in residential areas, which is fair enough, I'm just wondering where will be the best place to park, bearing in mind I will be buying my Dad a few birthday drinks. ;)

    Good luck for the game by the way, I'm hoping for revenge after Franck Moussa's screamer at our place last season in the 97th minute!
     
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    Tesco car park. Right by the ground.

    There is a restriction whereby you are supposed to spend £25 at any of the shops in the retail park. Barriers are manned, but not always, so it's a bit hit and miss. Also, the barriers are usually unmanned at the end of the game anyway.

    Plenty of shops if you do want to cover yourself and spend the £25. There's Tesco, Game, Carphone Warehouse, Next, New Look, Boots, M&S, Decathlon and cafes and restaurants (Subway, Starbucks, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Frankie and Benny, Chiquito).
     
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    So as long as I spend £25 I'm ok to leave the car in its spot for 3 hours or so?
     
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    So just save your monthly shop until you hit the ricoh .. Then you get free parking and a chance to save on all your groceries and a cracking game of football !!
     
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    Another quick question...on the Ricoh website it recommends to book a space; is this necessary?
     
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    Yes. I park there every home game.

    What I do is just go to the game. When I come out the ground I look and see if the barriers are manned. If they are I go and buy something or just browse in the shops until the security are gone. If the barriers are unmanned I just drive off.

    Only twice have I had to spend the £25.
     
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    you wont need to spend £25 worse case the blokes in orange leave at around 6 so if they are checking just go grab a drink from tesco or somewhere else and wait them out most the time they just direct traffic anyway and are not bothering to stop everyone.
     
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    Very true. They only randomly stop people going through anyway.
     
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    Are the drinks dear in Franky and Benny's ?
     
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    Haha, knowing my luck they will see the big PNE sticker in the back window and stop me.
     
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    Think they are usually gone by 6 anyway, so you can always grab a bite to eat or just go look round the shops.

    We've had 2 home games at the Ricoh so far and both times security have been on the barriers pre game, but were nowhere to be seen at the end of the game.
     
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    And quite right too.
     
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    Park at the Hen Lane social club for free. Decent beer and food,no hassle normally get a few PNE fans in there. 10 minute stroll to ground. Directions on its website.
     
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    Where is the Christ the King car park anyway? Surely not the one in Coundon?
     
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    Cov welsh Rugby club £5 to park cheap beer, or bull an anchor get there early free parking no more than 5, 10 minutes walk to ricoh
     
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    5 minutes walk from the Ricoh. Head towards Prologis park and the car park is on the right before the level crossing.
     
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    I think it's the football pitch on wheelwright lane, massive car park there.
     
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    Seen a banner at the Novotel saying £10 for parking pint and a pie this is right on the side of the m6 so straight onto motorway after about a 10 minute walk to the ground and even if the drinks are expensive in there there are a few pubs on the walk to the ground
     
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    gas club, just the other side of Tesco car park. £3 to park £1 to get in as its private members, stick the old man in there plenty of cheap beer + food 5-7 mins walk across Tesco car park to the ground.
     
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    Whats the matchday crowd like in there? Is it home fans only etc does it get busy?
     
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    gets quite busy, mainly home fans but they do let away fans in , never any trouble unless visitors get to goby .
     
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    How many tickets you got, and how many you planning on bringing mate?
     
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    Go to the RAOB club which is 5 minutes from the ground
    Coventry R.A.O.B. Club
    1105 Foleshill Rd [/FONT]Coventry CV6 6EP

    Cost is £4.00 to park the car and the club is not bad at all good cheap drinks

     
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    Go to Hooters - bit of a queue, but if too busy there head down towards the river to the Trent Bridge Inn (cheap beer and usually full of City).................................................................................... Sorry, wrong thread - thought we were doing Notts County away:):pimp:
     

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