Coventry City’s mouth watering home tie to Premier League opposition Chelsea is on course to set a new record attendance at the Ricoh Arena.

The FA Cup quarter final match between the two sides has sent a vibe through the City as the club are just one match away from their first FA Cup Wembley appearance since they won the famous trophy 22 years ago.

The Sky Blues have been in good form of late having recently recorded wins over Premier League outfit Blackburn as well as high flying Birmingham City and Wolves which have bought the crowds back to the Ricoh Arena.

Manager Chris Coleman was pleased to see the supporters get behind his team as his process of building the club continued, but the Welshman confessed had expected things to happen sooner.

“I was amazed at our support against Blackburn and not just in the numbers. The volume was incredible and that’s what we want every week but you don’t get that unless you do the business on the pitch and that’s what we want,” he told the clubs official website.

“Hand on heart, when I came here a year ago I never made much of an impact and didn’t change things as quickly as I wanted to.”

He added, “But we’ve gradually moved forward as a squad, the team has changed quite dramatically and we are starting to see that on the pitch.”

Coventry City moved to the Ricoh Arena back in 2005 and the multi purpose venue has played host to numerous major sporting events including the Heineken Cup and an England Under 21 qualifier against Germany, which set its current record attendance of 30, 919 back in 2006.


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