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🚙 Travel Guide: Forest Green Rovers (Saturday, May 4)

Travel information for the trip to Forest Green Rovers.

1 May 2019

Exeter City complete their Sky Bet League Two fixture list when they make the trip to Gloucestershire to take on Forest Green Rovers in a 3pm kick-off.

City’s last trip to the New Lawn was in December 2017 when they came back to draw 3-3 in stoppage time in the second round of the FA Cup. Prior to that they picked up a 3-1 win with goals from Reuben Reid and Pierce Sweeney doing the damage.

The sides last met back October 2018 at St James Park when they Grecians fell to a 2-1 defeat as Mark Cooper’s side left Devon with all three points.

STADIUM: THE NEW LAWN (GL6 0FG)  

Located in the village of Nailsworth, the New Lawn has a capacity of 5,032 of which 2,000 are seated. It has been the home of Forest Green Rovers since 2006, a club which has been credited for being environmentally friendly. In 2011, 180 solar panels were installed to the stadium in order to help the club generate its own electricity. The pitch also collects rain water to be recycled around the stadium and all waste cooking oil at the club is recycled into biofuel.

GRECIAN TRAVEL

You can now secure your place on the supporters’ coach which will depart from Unit 1 nightclub at 10.30am on the day of the match for a fee of £20.

Pick-up points include: Unit 1 nightclub (Summerland Street), Honiton Road Park & Ride (by Miller and Carter steakhouse), Cullompton Services (junction 28), Tiverton (junction 27), Taunton (junction 25), any other pick-ups en-route by prior arrangement.

The easiest way to buy is online, or on your mobile using the clubs ticketing system.

For more information or to book please contact Chris Woolcott on 01392 250250 or John Bishop on 07904036334 or by email at: john.bishop760@btinternet.com (after 6pm).

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

BY ROAD

If you’re travelling to the match by road then you need to follow the M5 north to Gloucestershire. Exit the motorway at junction 13 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 the club accepts cash and card 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 neighbours and adhere to local parking enforcement. Please be aware that parking enforcement officers patrol the area on a match day.

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

BY RAIL

The nearest train station to the stadium is in Stroud, which means you need to take a bus from Stroud to get to Nailsworth. From Exeter St David’s you can take the 10:15 train to Stroud, with one change at Swindon, which gets you there for 12:43. With a 30-minute bus journey on the number 63 from Merrywalks shopping centre you should arrive at the stadium in good time for the game. You can then catch the 18:32 train from Stroud back to Exeter which should arrive for 21:34.

PUBS/FOOD

Forest Green Rovers are the world’s first vegan football club, and they offer vegan dishes like Mexican fajitas, veggie burgers, or homemade soup of the day. The club also offer locally-sourced vegan beers and wine. According to footballgroundguide.com, there are pubs and food outlets at the bottom of the hill in Nailsworth, which is about a 15-minute walk, such as the Britannia on New Market Road. Alternatively, a five-minute drive (or two and a half miles) away from the ground in Nympsfield Village is the Rose Crown which serves real ale and food too.

AWAY FAN GUIDE

Click here to find out all you need to know about visiting the New Lawn.

TOTAL DISTANCE

The total distance between St James Park and the New Lawn is 106 miles and takes around two hours to drive.

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Tickets for City's match against Grimsby Town on Saturday, September 28 are on sale now. Click here to buy online!

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