The Specials Live At Coventry Building Society Arena

11 Sep 2021

Running Times

Doors: 19:30

Entertainment Starts: 20:30

Concert Finish 23:00




We operate a strict NO RE-ENTRY policy. If you leave the building then you will be refused access back inside


General Ticket Restrictions

  • No refunds for incorrectly booked tickets
  • Sorry no under 14's
  • Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult over 18+
  • Maximum of 8 tickets per person per household.  Persons exceeding ticket limits may have their tickets cancelled without notice at the discretion of the  Arena. This includes orders associated with the same name, e-mail address, billing address, or credit card number



Ticketholders for The Specials at Coventry Building Society Arena are asked to be socially responsible when attending the concert on 11 September to keep everyone safe. 


Please take a rapid lateral flow test before attending, wear a facemask where possible when queuing and sanitise hands regularly. 

Getting Here

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Car Parking

Coventry Building Society Arena boasts three on-site car parks with a total of 2,000 spaces available to visiting guests. Parking is available onsite for £12.00 pre booked or £15.00 on the day.

Shuttle Service

Shuttle service will be operating from Coventry Train Station to the Coventry Building Society Arena and then back to the train station after the event has finished.


The shuttle buses will start from 16:00 on arrival and will depart from Arena park service road at concert finish time up until required. Arena Park is located next to Car Park B and is accessible via a subway.


The cost of the shuttle bus is a £5.00 return or £3.00 single way.


CAN I BUY TICKETS ON THE DAY? Yes, tickets are still available on the day. Onsite ticket office which is located at the North Entrance will be open from 15:00

WHAT FOOD AND DRINK WILL BE AVAILABLE? We will have a number of hot and cold food outlets available, with a variety of offerings, available around the Ericsson Exhibition Hall

CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD AND DRINK? Sorry, but this is not permitted. There are plenty of food and drinks outlets within the Ricoh Arena to suit a variety of tastes. You will not be permitted to bring your own water or soft drinks


ARE THERE ANY AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR THE CONCERT? Over 14s only. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adul


MY TICKET HASN’T ARRIVED YET. WHAT SHOULD I DO? If your tickets haven’t arrived, please contact the agent you booked via. If you booked directly with the Ricoh Arena, please call our ticket office on 02476 786 411.


CAN I TAKE PICTURES AT THE EVENT? Yes, we encourage you to share your experiences on social media. Please note, no professional cameras/videocameras will be permitted


CAN I BRING PERFUME/AFTERSHAVE? No. We don’t allow any liquids or glass bottles into the venue so we advise not bringing perfume or aftershave, otherwise you will have to dispose of this before entry.






  • Don’t forget your medication if you need to take it during the day
  • Remember to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated
  • For everyone’s safety Ricoh Arena is a Zero Tolerence venue to drugs and Legal Highs
  • Look after each other – agree a meeting point if you get separated from your friends
  • If you have any concerns during the day speak to our stewarding team
  • Our on-site medical staff are there to help you if you feel unwell.
  • Challenge 25 will be in operation – Please remember ID if you are lucky enough to look younger than you are



  • Security searches are in operation, please try to only bring essential items and don’t bring large bags /
  • holdalls etc. to reduce your queue time
  • Be alert to pickpockets – Remember to keep hold of your mobile phone
  • Register your phone with before you come
  • We want you to have a great time here, but if you see anything suspicious please let our stewarding  team know



  • Glass
  • Cans
  • Alcohol
  • Drinks
  • Food
  • Umbrellas (Golfing)
  • Weapons
  • Smoke Canisters
  • Pyrotechnics
  • Drugs
  • Legal Highs
  • Professional Cameras / Video Cameras
  • Air Horns
  • Selfie Sticks
  • Any other item deemed inappropriate or unsafe
  • by the venue
  • Flags
  • Lazers / Lazer Pens
  • Perfumes /Aftershave


We apologise but any item not allowed into the venue by security staff remains the responsibility of its owner and the venue will not take any responsibility for items left. Items left outside will be removed and disposed of. Customers wishing to keep an item should take the item to an area for safe keeping such as their vehicle

The Specials Tickets

£42.50 per person inc. VAT (plus booking fee of 10% & £2.50 P&P charge)

Coventry ska-punk legends The Specials have announced a homecoming gig at Coventry Building Society Arena.

The band - comprised of Terry Hall, Lynval Golding, and Horace Panter - will be performing at the Indoor Arena - Coventry on Saturday 11th September 2021, after releasing a new studio album, Encore, for the first time in more than 38 years.

Formed in Coventry in 1977, the trend-starting ska revival band hit the British music scene hard. In the UK their debut single Gangsters shot to number six and every subsequent single was a top 10 hit, including two number ones - Too Much Too Young and the much-loved Ghost Town, which won ‘Single of the Year 1981’ in NME, Melody Maker and Sounds.

Disabled Ticket Information

A limited number of spaces on our disabled platform will be available to those who need them. Tickets will be sold on a first come first serve basis by emailing

Coventry Building Society Arena can issue companion tickets to visitors when required. Complimentary companion tickets are available on the submission of one of the following supporting documentation:-

  • Enhanced rate Personal Independence Payment – mobility or care (PIP)
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Documents that certify you as registered blind or partially sighted
  • War pension certificate

Coventry Building Society Arena acknowledges that disability is on a spectrum and we will endeavour to provide reasonable adjustments to accommodate our visitors wherever possible. For example, if you are in receipt of one of the listed entitlements but happy and capable to stand unaided during the concert we can issue you and your complimentary companion ticket in General Admission.