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Travel guide: Forest Green Rovers v City (Saturday, September 9)

Grecian Travel and away tickets now sold out for the match

4 September 2017

Club News

Travel guide: Forest Green Rovers v City (Saturday, September 9)

Grecian Travel and away tickets now sold out for the match

4 September 2017

Exeter City tickets for the match at the New Lawn have sold out. Grecian Travel is also fully booked. If you are travelling to the game here is everything you need to know.


Saturday, September 9 (3pm)

Sky Bet League Two


The New Lawn is situated on the western edge of the picturesque Cotswold town of Nailsworth. The ground has a capacity of 4,803.


Grecian Travel coaches will depart from Unit 1 Nightclub at 10.30am on Saturday, August 12. The coaches are now fully booked for this trip.

Other pick-up points include: Honiton Road Park & Ride (by Miller & Carter), Cullompton Services (Junction 28), Tiverton (Junction 27), Taunton (Junction 25). Any other pick-ups need to be booked by prior arrangement. 

For more information contact Chris Woolcott on 01392 250250 or John Bishop on 07904036334. 


To get to the New Lawn, exit at junction 13 of the M5 and head for Stroud on the A419. At Stroud turn onto the A46 towards Nailsworth. This will bring you into the centre of the town, when you reach the information centre take the first right at the mini roundabout into Spring Hill, which goes up a steep hill sign posted for Forest Green. The Lawn is at the top of this hill.   


Getting the train to the New Lawn will prove difficult as there is no railway station in Nailsworth itself. The nearest station is in Stroud. However, that is three miles away from the New Lawn so you will need to get a taxi or take a bus, to get the rest of way. The No. 63 bus runs from Stroud to Forest Green approximately every 30 minutes. However, to get from Exeter St Davids to Stroud you are also looking at changing at least once, in Swindon, and more than likely twice, Bristol Temple Meads and Swindon, on the way there and back on Saturday, September 9.


The club car park, which holds 250 cars, offers spaces at £5 per car. However, this car park is often full an hour before kick-off. Just a little way down from the ground is Nailsworth Primary School which also offers matchday parking for £5 per car.

Due to the expected numbers of fans making their way to The New Lawn for the game on Saturday, FGR have organised a park and ride scheme to ease traffic congestion.

The service will be running on Saturday for both sets of supporters from local company Renishaw, where 200+spaces will be available on a first come, first served basis. Costing just £5 per car, the service will start at 12pm (noon) and run regular coaches to the ground until kick off. The return coaches will run from the full-time whistle until 6.30pm, from the bus stop outside The New Lawn on the main road.

The pick up/drop off point is Renishaw's car park on the A46 (between Stroud and Nailsworth) – accessed next to Regency car dealership.


Away tickets for this game are now sold out.


The away end at Forest Green Rovers is a standing terrace, with an area of this section currently closed off in preparation for some building work to take place for the installation of additional seating. With it being a standing terrace and supporters being close to the pitch, Forest Green have advised that there is nowhere to put any flags without them obscuring or covering any of our pitch side advertising or sponsorship logos and so unfortunately they don’t currently permit flags in this section of the ground. Similarly, in order not to cause any possible inconvenience or nuisance to any fellow supporters, the club do not allow drums into the away supporter section of the ground.


The best option for a drink is the away fans marquee bar situated on the walkway to the away terrace, serving beer, cider and soft drinks etc.

If you have a bit of time on your hands, then there is the Village Inn on the A46 on the north side of the town. Inside the ground the club do not sell any red meat products.


The total distance between St James Park and the New Lawn is 106 miles and will take just under two hours to drive.

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