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"Sky Blues: A Journey Through Coventry City Football Club's Rich History" The Ricoh Arena - Home of the Sky Blues Highfield Road

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Ricoh Arena - Coventry City Football Club

Ricoh Arena - Coventry City Football Club
Painting of the Ricoh Arena, home of Coventry City FC, 2005 - Current Day.Capacity 32, 609. Original painting created by Brian Casey

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Jimmy Hills in the driving seat at Coventry City FC. 16th August 1980

Jimmy Hills in the driving seat at Coventry City FC. 16th August 1980

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Highfield Road, home of Coventry City Football Club, our picture shows an under-soil

Highfield Road, home of Coventry City Football Club, our picture shows an under-soil heating system being installed on the pitch, 25th April 1961

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Coventry city FC footballer Larry Lloyd at Ryton training grounds indoor facilities

Coventry city FC footballer Larry Lloyd at Ryton training grounds indoor facilities. 23rd March 1976

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Tommy Hutchison signs for Coventry City in his bedroom at the Hotel Leofric on his

Tommy Hutchison signs for Coventry City in his bedroom at the Hotel Leofric on his arrival from Blackpool. With him ar Joe Mercer, Gordon Milne and Eddie Plumley. 10th October 1972

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Coventry Citys Keith Houchen scores a spectacular goal

Coventry Citys Keith Houchen scores a spectacular goal. The Sky Blues went on to win 3-2 against Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup Final at Wembley. 16th May 1987

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Coventry Building Society Arena - Coventry City FC

Coventry Building Society Arena - Coventry City FC
The Coventry Building Society Arena (often shortened to the CBS Arena or just simply Coventry Arena, and formerly known as the Ricoh Arena) is a complex in Coventry, England

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Coventry City Football Club - Bobby Gould joins the Sky Blues as manager

Coventry City Football Club - Bobby Gould joins the Sky Blues as manager. 16th May 1983

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Coventry City Football Club - Alf Wood portrait. Alf Wood: 1935-1959

Coventry City Football Club - Alf Wood portrait. Alf Wood: 1935-1959, 246 appearance. FEW players can say they made their final appearance for a club some 20 years after their debut

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Footballer Larry Lloyd. Coventry City FC Team photo shoot. 23rd August 1976

Footballer Larry Lloyd. Coventry City FC Team photo shoot. 23rd August 1976

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Tommy Hutchison relaxes at home with his children Lynn (9), David (3) and John (6)

Tommy Hutchison relaxes at home with his children Lynn (9), David (3) and John (6). 3rd May 1979

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Jimmy Hill helps Angela Rippon to get onto her horse. 18th March 1978

Jimmy Hill helps Angela Rippon to get onto her horse. 18th March 1978

Background imageSky Blues Collection: The Lord Mayor of Coventry, Alderman Mrs. Emily Allen, addresses the crowd from

The Lord Mayor of Coventry, Alderman Mrs. Emily Allen, addresses the crowd from the steps of the Council House during a " Parade of Champions" through the streets of the city to celebrate

Background imageSky Blues Collection: The joy of scoring... Tommy Hutchison, arms held high, is mobbed by delighted City

The joy of scoring... Tommy Hutchison, arms held high, is mobbed by delighted City
The joy of scoring...Tommy Hutchison, arms held high, is mobbed by delighted City colleagues, Ian Wallace, Mick Ferguson and Terry Yorath after shooting the Sky Blues into a 2-0 lead in the dramatic

Background imageSky Blues Collection: 155711A-5. jpg Coventry City v Stoke City at the Victoria Ground ended in a 0-1 win

155711A-5. jpg Coventry City v Stoke City at the Victoria Ground ended in a 0-1 win
155711A-5.jpg Coventry City v Stoke City at the Victoria Ground ended in a 0-1 win for the Sky Blues. This means that Coventry are through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. 21st February 1987

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Stuart Pearce looks capable of making the sparks fly in more ways than one

Stuart Pearce looks capable of making the sparks fly in more ways than one. Here is is pictured with his landlady Stella Rogers, mending her toaster

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Coventry City v Wolves. The final score was a 3-1 win for the Sky Blues at the Highfield

Coventry City v Wolves. The final score was a 3-1 win for the Sky Blues at the Highfield Road ground. George Curtis raises his hands in elation and glory. 29th April 1967

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Coventry City v Manchester United in the FA Cup 4th round

Coventry City v Manchester United in the FA Cup 4th round. The final score was 0-1 to the Sky Blues at the Old Trafford ground. Keith Houchen scores the only goal of the match in the 20th minute

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Dave Bennett (left) and Lloyd McGrath, Coventry City footballers who both broke their

Dave Bennett (left) and Lloyd McGrath, Coventry City footballers who both broke their legs last season, are now back in training

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Joe Elliott shakes on a shirt sponsorship deal for Coventry City

Joe Elliott shakes on a shirt sponsorship deal for Coventry Citys Youth team with skipper John Gowans, to the delight of the coach Mick Coop. 30th September 1986

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Behind the scene at Coventry Citys Highfield Road ground in the build-up to the new

Behind the scene at Coventry Citys Highfield Road ground in the build-up to the new 1955-56 season. The team seen here training in the week building up to their opening match against Bournmouth

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Coventry City footballer Ronnie Rees. 4th August 1967

Coventry City footballer Ronnie Rees. 4th August 1967

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Jimmy Hill chats with the players at Coventry City FCs ground, Highfield Road

Jimmy Hill chats with the players at Coventry City FCs ground, Highfield Road, Coventry and welcomes two new signings, Ian Gibson and John Key.From right to left is Ian Gibson, Mick Kearns

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Ian Gibson(right) & John Key, two new players signed up at Coventry City FC

Ian Gibson(right) & John Key, two new players signed up at Coventry City FC. 19th July 1966

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Footballer Larry Lloyd, former Coventry City defender now with Nottingham Forest

Footballer Larry Lloyd, former Coventry City defender now with Nottingham Forest, makes a surprise visit to Woodlands School footballer John Price

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Jimmy Hill, manager of Coventry City F. C. and his wife Heather are the proud parents of

Jimmy Hill, manager of Coventry City F. C. and his wife Heather are the proud parents of
Jimmy Hill, manager of Coventry City F.C. and his wife Heather are the proud parents of one-day-old son, Jamie, who was born at Warneford Hospital, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. 28th January 1967

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Coventry City Football Club - Ted Roberts portrait. 1950s

Coventry City Football Club - Ted Roberts portrait. 1950s

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Coventry City, news press conference, 22nd January 1999

Coventry City, news press conference, 22nd January 1999. The government today gave the all-clear to plans for a new super stadium for Coventry

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Marcus Hall, Coventry City Football Player, signs a five year contract

Marcus Hall, Coventry City Football Player, signs a five year contract, pictured with manager Gordon Strachan, 5th November 1997

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Noel Whelan, one of several Coventry City Football Players who will be taking part in

Noel Whelan, one of several Coventry City Football Players who will be taking part in the Coventry Evening Telegraph Fashion Show, preliminary photo-call, 26th September 1996

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Coventry City Football Players will be taking part in Coventry Evening Telegraph Fashion

Coventry City Football Players will be taking part in Coventry Evening Telegraph Fashion Show, pictured Left to Right, Noel Whelan, John Salako, and Marcus Hall, preliminary photo-call

Background imageSky Blues Collection: John Salako, one of several Coventry City Football Players who will be taking part in

John Salako, one of several Coventry City Football Players who will be taking part in the Coventry Evening Telegraph Fashion Show, preliminary photo-call, 26th September 1996

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Stella Mae from the English Dance Theatre puts Sam Allardyce and the rest of the City

Stella Mae from the English Dance Theatre puts Sam Allardyce and the rest of the Citys squad through their paces on the day ballet came to the Sky Blue Connection. 17th November 1983

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Stella Mae from the English Dance Theatre puts some of the City

Stella Mae from the English Dance Theatre puts some of the Citys squad through their paces on the day ballet came to the Sky Blue Connection

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Newcastle 3-0 Coventry, premier league match at St James Park, Saturday 19th August 1995

Newcastle 3-0 Coventry, premier league match at St James Park, Saturday 19th August 1995. Les Ferdinand

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Everton 1-0 Coventry, Charity Shield football match at Wembley Stadium, London

Everton 1-0 Coventry, Charity Shield football match at Wembley Stadium, London, Saturday 1st August 1987. Match Action

Background imageSky Blues Collection: George Dalton, Physiotherapist, Coventry City Football Club, 22nd April 1987

George Dalton, Physiotherapist, Coventry City Football Club, 22nd April 1987

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Everton 1-0 Coventry, Charity Shield football match at Wembley Stadium, London

Everton 1-0 Coventry, Charity Shield football match at Wembley Stadium, London, Saturday 1st August 1987. Pre match scenes. Coventry City fans and supporters

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Coventry City FC 1963 / 64. Pre Season Photo-call, August 1963. ID To Be Confirmed

Coventry City FC 1963 / 64. Pre Season Photo-call, August 1963. ID To Be Confirmed
Coventry City FC 1963/64. Pre Season Photo-call, August 1963. ID To Be Confirmed

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Coventry City v Zimbabwe, Pre Season Friendly at Highfield Road, Friday 19th August 1983

Coventry City v Zimbabwe, Pre Season Friendly at Highfield Road, Friday 19th August 1983

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Coventry City 5-0 Sheffield Wednesday, League match at Highfield Road

Coventry City 5-0 Sheffield Wednesday, League match at Highfield Road, Monday 2nd January 1989

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Coventry 5-1 Liverpool, Premier league match at Highfield Road

Coventry 5-1 Liverpool, Premier league match at Highfield Road, Saturday 19th December 1992. John Barnes

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Leeds 1-0 Coventry, Premier league match at Elland Road, Saturday 19th March 1994

Leeds 1-0 Coventry, Premier league match at Elland Road, Saturday 19th March 1994. Micky Quinn in action

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Coventry City 3-1 Worcester City, FA Cup Third Round match at Highfield Road

Coventry City 3-1 Worcester City, FA Cup Third Round match at Highfield Road, 8th January 1983. Penalty

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Dave Sexton, Coventry City Manager, pictured during training session ahead of FA Cup

Dave Sexton, Coventry City Manager, pictured during training session ahead of FA Cup Third Round match against Worcester City, Friday 7th January 1983. -

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Coventry City Players, pictured during training session ahead of FA Cup Third Round match

Coventry City Players, pictured during training session ahead of FA Cup Third Round match against Worcester City, Friday 7th January 1983

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Stuart Pearce(left) and Ian Butterworth collect their boots from the training ground

Stuart Pearce(left) and Ian Butterworth collect their boots from the training ground after agreeing to join Nottingham Forest in a £ 450, 000 double-deal this week

Background imageSky Blues Collection: Simod Cup Round Three match at Highfield Road. Coventry City 2 v Wimbledon 1

Simod Cup Round Three match at Highfield Road. Coventry City 2 v Wimbledon 1. Wimbledons former Sky Blues manager Bobby Gould vents his frustration as his side nose-dive out of the Simod Cup



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"Sky Blues: A Journey Through Coventry City Football Club's Rich History" The Ricoh Arena - Home of the Sky Blues Highfield Road, a historic landmark for Coventry City FC Uncovering the Under-Soil at our beloved stadium Remembering Alf Wood: A Legend of Coventry City (1935-1959) Jimmy Hill Takes Charge: 16th August 1980 Keith Houchen's Spectacular Goal that Shook the World Capturing the Spirit: Team Photo Shoot with Larry Lloyd (23rd August 1976) The Coventry Building Society Arena - Our Fortress Alderman Mrs. Emily Allen Inspires from the Podium Tommy Hutchison's Ecstatic Celebration after Scoring A Historic Win against Stoke City at Victoria Ground (155711A-5. jpg) Coventry City vs Manchester United in FA Cup 4th Round Clash 13. Dave Bennett and Lloyd McGrath: Overcoming Adversity Together Join us as we delve into the captivating world of "Sky Blues, " exploring iconic moments, legendary players, and unforgettable victories etched in Coventry City Football Club's history. From its humble beginnings at Highfield Road to its modern-day home at the Ricoh Arena, this club has been a symbol of pride for fans across generations. We take you beneath the surface as we uncover an under-soil that holds countless memories and stories waiting to be told. One such tale is that of Alf Wood, whose portrait stands tall as a testament to his dedication during his tenure from 1935 to 1959. In more recent times, it was Jimmy Hill who took charge on that fateful day in August 1980, steering our beloved team towards new heights.