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🚘 Travel guide: Forest Green Rovers (Wednesday, January 1)

Travel information for our trip to the New Lawn on New Year's Day

30 December 2019

Club News

🚘 Travel guide: Forest Green Rovers (Wednesday, January 1)

Travel information for our trip to the New Lawn on New Year's Day

30 December 2019

Exeter City make the relatively short trip to Gloucestershire on New Year's Day to take on Forest Green Rovers in Sky Bet League Two, with the match kicking-off at 3pm.

Here is all you need to know ahead of the trip to the New Lawn.



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


The coach will depart from Unit 1 nightclub at 10:30am for a fare of £22.

Other pick-up points include: Honiton Road park and ride (by Miller and Carter Steakhouse), junction 28 (Cullompton services). Junction 27 (Tiverton), junction 25 (Taunton.) All other pick-ups by prior arrangement.

For more information or to book please contact Chris Woolcott on 01392 250250 or John Bishop on 07904036334 or by email at: (after 6pm).

Alternatively, drop into reception at St James Park to book.


To get to the New Lawn from Exeter you have to take the M5 to junction 13, where you exit the motorway onto the A419 towards Stroud. Go straight over three roundabouts and, after joining the A46, follow signs to Bath and Nailsworth. When you get to Nailsworth town centre, turn right at the mini roundabout into Spring Hill. Go over one roundabout and then turn left at the second roundabout into The New Lawn.


Parking is available at the neighbouring school, within easy walking distance (90m) from the stadium, at £5 per vehicle (card only) but spaces are limited and it is a first-come, first-serve basis.

If you choose to park in the local residential area, please park with consideration for our neighbours and adhere to local parking enforcement. Please be aware that Parking Enforcement Officers patrol the area on a matchday.

Parking at the stadium is reserved for pre-booked guests only (hospitality and Blue Badge holders).


The Park and Ride system that is normally in place for our trip to the New Lawn is not in operation this season as our fixture falls on New Year's Day. 


You can catch the 10.54am train on New Year's Day, that changes at Cheltenham Spa, to get into Stroud 1.28pm. Stroud is the nearest station to the New Lawn and from Merrywalks Shopping Centre, a short walk from the train stations, you can catch the number 63 bus and this takes around half an hour to get to the stadium. 

You can view the full route on the Stagecoach website.


Tickets are now on sale for City's trip to the New Lawn to face Forest Green Rovers on Wednesday, January 1 2020 in a 3pm kick-off.

Forest Green Rovers have requested that tickets in the covered areas (both seating and standing) are only sold to supporters buying family tickets (i.e. an adult/senior plus child) or seniors. Adult only orders, or under-21 only orders cannot be accommodated in these sections.

Online sales are restricted to uncovered standing only, and anyone wishing to buy a covered seat or covered standing position must visit the club or call the ticket line on 01392 411 243.

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here. Tickets can also be purchased from the club shop until midday on Friday, December 27.

Ticket prices are as follows:

West Stand Uncovered Standing (available online/in person)

  • Adult: £18
  • 65+: £14
  • Under-21: £9
  • Under-16: £6
  • Under-11: FOC with paying adult

West Stand Seated (in-person only)

  • Adults: £23
  • 65+: £18
  • Under21: £12
  • Under-16: £8
  • Under-11: FOC with paying adult

West Stand Covered Standing (in-person only)    

  • Adult: £20
  • 65+: £16
  • Under-21: £10
  • Under-16: £7
  • Under-11: FOC with paying adult

Further details

  • Advance Discounts? No.
  • Ambulant: Pay age related price and carer free
  • Wheelchair: Pay age related price and carer free. These are located in the East Stand and available by calling or visiting the club.
  • Matchday Purchase available? YES, card payment preferred

For our Christmas opening hours see the following article


The away bar is open three hours before kick off on matchdays, serving a selection of vegan beers and ciders, vegan hot drinks, and a selection of vegan snacks. The George Inn (GL6 ORF), about 15 minutes walk from the ground, is another option for pre-match drinks. 


Click here for a comprehensive guide to visiting the New Lawn from Forest Green Rovers. 


Season tickets for the 20/21 campaign are now on sale and play a huge part in enabling your club remains financially stable and well prepared

By purchasing a season ticket in the super saver period, you will not only make huge and the best savings on admission for the campaign, but enable the club to operate fully whilst we have a period of no matches and minimal income. Find out more by clicking here.


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