Matches played at Highfield Road, Coventry


Date of matchType of matchName of teamName of teamScoreAttendance
13 January 1934Division Three (South) Cup 1st roundCoventry CityBristol Rovers2-29,543
1 February 1934Division Three (South) Cup 1st round replayCoventry CityBristol Rovers2-13,098
22 February 1934Division Three (South) Cup 2nd roundCoventry CitySouthend United3-12,995
7 February 1935Division Three (South) Cup quarter-finalCoventry CityCrystal Palace5-12,500
28 March 1935Division Three (South) Cup semi-finalCoventry CityWatford0-02,500
7 November 1935Division Three (South) Cup quarter-finalCoventry CityBournemouth & Boscombe Athletic3-22,000
2 April 1936Division Three (South) Cup final 2nd legCoventry CitySwindon Town3-22,077
23 December 1946FA Cup 2nd round 2nd replayNorthampton TownPeterborough United8-113,150
3 February 1951International Amateur matchEnglandIreland6-3-
26 October 1959Southern Professional Floodlit Cup 2nd round replayCoventry CitySouthend United4-06,813
18 January 1960Southern Professional Floodlit Cup quarter-finalCoventry CityFulham1-115,309
28 March 1960Southern Professional Floodlit Cup semi-finalCoventry CitySouthampton2-111,773
27 April 1960Southern Professional Floodlit Cup finalCoventry CityWest Ham United2-116,921
22 November 1962International youth matchEnglandSwitzerland1-0-
25 November 1964International under-23 matchEnglandRomania5-027,476
6 February 1967FA Cup 3rd round 2nd replayPortsmouth Hull City3-118,448
16 April 1969International under-23 matchEnglandPortugal4-013,631
17 December 1969FA Cup 2nd round 3rd replayWalsallBrighton & Hove Albion2-12,241
28 September 1971Texaco Cup 1st round 2nd legCoventry CityFalkirk



19 October 1971Texaco Cup quarter-final 1st legCoventry CityNewcastle United


12 September 1972Texaco Cup 1st round 1st legCoventry CityMotherwell


28 March 1973World Cup qualifier Group 6Northern Ireland Portugal


25 September 1973Texaco Cup 1st round 1st legCoventry CityMotherwell


5 April 1974British Amateur ChampionshipEnglandScotland1-11,221
22 November 1975FA Cup 1st roundCoventry SportingTranmere Rovers2-04,565
13 December 1975FA Cup 2nd roundCoventry SportingPeterborough United0-48,556
12 February 1980UEFA under-21 championship quarter-finalEnglandScotland2-115,382
26 March 1980UEFA international youth tournamentEnglandDenmark4-02,425
1 May 1980FA Cup semi-final 3rd replayArsenalLiverpool1-035,335
23 March 1982UEFA international youth tournament qualifierEnglandScotland2-22,295
16 January 1985

FA Cup 3rd round

(match played behind closed doors)

Burton AlbionLeicester City0-1-
15 October 1985Full Members Cup Southern section Group 3Coventry CityMillwall1-1


19 January 1988Simod Cup 3rd roundCoventry CityWimbledon2-1


9 February 1988Simod cup quarter-finalCoventry CityIpswich Town2-0


18 October 1988UEFA under-21 championship preliminaryEnglandSweden1-1


29 November 1989Zenith Data Systems Cup 1st roundCoventry CityWimbledon




23 October 1991Zenith Data Systems Cup 2nd roundCoventry CityAston Villa




Highfield Road opened in September 1899. This Aerofilms photograph was taken in 1953 but shows the ground as it would have looked before the outbreak of the Second World War.


At the far end of the ground is the Kop, a mass of terrace constructed using rubble collected when tram lines were laid in the city. A new Main Stand was built in 1936. Opposite the Kop is the West Terrace, which was covered in 1927 with a roof acquired from Twickenham rugby ground.


Following the arrival of new manager and former player Jimmy Hill in 1961, the club and ground underwent a minor revolution. During the next seven years the West Terrace roof was replaced and the North Stand and Main Stand rebuilt.


The desire for greater capacity led to City’s move to the Ricoh Arena (now the Coventry Building Society Arena) in 2005. Highfield Road was demolished and replaced with housing set around a play park on the site of the pitch.