Coventry- Venue Guide

What to expect

As the eclectic heart of England and the UK City of Culture 2021, Coventry is home to an abundance of rich history and ancient legends, family-friendly museums and a diverse community of creative and inspiring individuals.

As the European City of Sport 2019, Coventry is a proud sporting city, home to a huge variety of events, activities and games to watch or take part in.

Just one hour from London by train and with great transport links to surrounding areas, our central location makes the city an ideal destination for your visit with easy access via multiple road, air and rail networks. 

Coventry is a unique and fascinating city, filled with diversity, culture and a wealth of fascinating heritage. 

The Coventry Building Society Arena will host one men’s game.


Coach travel to the RLWC2021

Welcome to RLWC2021

The Rugby League World Cup is almost here, and we want to help you get the most out of your match day experience.

This is the place to find all the information you need to know about before attending your match. Plan your journey to the venue, view our top tips, get local information and much more.

Your journey to RLWC2021 starts here. 

Your Tickets Are Now Available

Follow the instructions below in order to access your tickets.

Log-in to your ticket account at 

Once logged in, select the ‘My Tickets’ option from the menu bar 

You will now be able to see a list of tickets you have booked. 

Please make sure to print a copy of each ticket and bring it with you to the match if the fixture is held at St James' Park, Halliwell Jones or Riverside Stadium).  

Download the Official RLWC2021 app

Catch all the action in one place and stay up to date with the latest RLWC2021 news with the official tournament app.

App features include.

  • Match centre with live scores, stats and commentary updates
  • The RLWC predictor game with the chance to win a car!
  • Opportunities to cast your vote for player of the match
  • Offering exclusive news and videos, plus a personalised app experience, download it now and get the most out of RLWC2021.

The RLWC2021 app can be downloaded here from Apple, and here from Android.


Located at the stadium, the nearest train station is the Coventry Arena Train Station. A direct West Midlands Trains service runs from Coventry Railway Station. 6 miles away from the stadium, Coventry Station is located in the city centre. Coventry Station is well served by frequent fast rail services from London Euston and Birmingham New Street, with the BNS services also calling at Birmingham International Station for Birmingham Airport. 


There is a 4.5 mile traffic-free route from the Canal Basin in the city centre along the Coventry Canal towpath to the Arena. The journey takes less than 30 minutes by bike or 90 minutes on foot. Please see the map or use our journey planner to plan your route. 


National Express Coventry operates a match-day bus service direct from Pool Meadow Bus Station to Judd’s Lane at the arena. Only special tickets are valid on this service (other season tickets and passes are not valid) - buy your ticket when you board any National Express Coventry bus. 


The postcode for Coventry Building Society Arena is CV6 6AQ, however for directions by car, please use the RLWC2021 journey planner.


Coventry Building Society Arena boasts three on-site car parks with a total of 2,000 spaces available to visiting guests. All of our car parks are within close proximity of the venue’s main North and South entrances. Email our car parking team at

Click below to download the Coventry Spectator Guide

Ticket Office

The ticket office will open three hours prior to kick-off and will close at halftime. Please note for double header matches, the opening time will be three hours prior to the first kick off and closing time will be around half time of the second match.

Ticketholders who have any specific ticketing enquiries prior to match day should contact

For more information, please visit

Arrive in plenty of time 

Doors open 90 minutes before kick off. Leave yourself plenty of time to get to the venue and locate your entry point. Then enjoy the hospitality of our host and any pre-match entertainment on offer along with soaking up the atmosphere ahead of the match.

Payment Methods

RLWC2021 prefer cashless for all payment methods. RLWC2021 recommend, where possible, contactless payment is used.

No Re-entry

We are operating a no re-entry policy. Once you have entered the venue, you cannot exit and re-enter. SECURITY CHECKS
If asked by venue stewards, RLWC2021 staff or volunteers to take part in any security checks we ask you to co-operate and comply. Failure to comply may result in refused entry with no refund.

Dress the part

Kit your squad out in items from our range of RLWC2021 merchandise, available to buy now at

COVID Safety

RLWC2021 will continue to follow government guidance relating to COVID-19.

Counter Terrorism

Counter Terrorism Policing is working with the Rugby League World Cup 2021 to encourage the public to be vigilant for anything that doesn’t seem right, and to report it to security or a police officer. Security is a team effort. When you are in our stadium, be aware of your surroundings. Report anything that doesn’t seem right to a steward. Trust your instincts and ACT. In an emergency call 999.

Coventry is home to a wealth of things to do and discover.

From the truly unexpected with centuries-old history and heritage, breath-taking architecture, remarkable museums and a rich cultural scene of live music and theatre, you’re spoilt for choice if looking to extend your stay in the city.

Be sure to check out the exciting variety of places to eat and drink, explore the independent shops, scattered among high-street favourites, award-winning galleries and not forgetting the exhilarating indoor waterpark, located right at the heart of Coventry’s city centre.

Accessible Parking
Accessible Parking is available on a first come first serve basis and can be pre -booked directly online at

Accessibility Guide
This guide is available in a linear format that is readable through our online accessibility tool, ReciteMe. This guide is available to download online at

Coventry Fixtures

  • Coventry

    Men's Group B

    Round: 2
    Australia Men

    Fri 21 October - Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry

    Scotland Men
  • Coventry

    Men's Group B

    Round: 2
    Australia Men

    Fri 21 October - Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry

    Scotland Men
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