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🚘 Away Day Guide: Forest Green Rovers

All you need to know ahead of Saturday's trip

20 September 2022

Club News

🚘 Away Day Guide: Forest Green Rovers

All you need to know ahead of Saturday's trip

20 September 2022

Exeter City return to action on Saturday with a relatively short trip to Gloucestershire to take on Forest Green Rovers in a 12:30pm kick-off.

The match is LIVE on Sky Sports and sees two of last season's promoted teams go head-to-head.

Making the shorter trip? Check out all you need to know...

Match Tickets

We have 1224 tickets but please note the West Terrace at Forest Green has Limited Seating (100), Small Covered Standing (180) and a Larger Open Standing Terrace with a capacity of 944.

As of Tuesday, September 20 we have sold 584 tickets, with just uncovered standing now available.

Ticket Prices

Uncovered Standing

  • Adult: £19
  • Over-65: £15
  • Under-21: £10
  • Under-16: £7
  • Under-11: Free with Adult

Wheelchair access & tickets

Contact Forest Green on 03331231889 between 9-3pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

How to Buy

Tickets are available via your online ticketing account or in the club shop.


The Stadium 

  • Name: The Fully Charged New Lawn
  • Capacity: 5,009
  • Year opened: 2006
  • Record Attendance: 4,836 vs Derby County (FA Cup 3rd Round, 2009)
  • Address: Another Way, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, GL6 0FG

Perched on top of a hill in Nailsworth in the picturesque Cotswold countryside, The Fully Charged New Lawn is not your typical football stadium.


Opened in 2006 to replace the old Lawn Ground (1890) the ground boasts the world’s first ‘organic’ pitch, meanwhile solar panels account for 25% of the ground’s electricity.

The pitch itself recycles rainwater for stadium use and waste oil from kitchens is turned into biofuel. Plans are well in place to build a brand-new stadium called Eco Park, which will completely redesigned out of wood, with planning permission already granted. Surrounding the new stadium will be 500 trees and 1.8km of Hedgerows.  

How to get there

By Car

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 Fully Charged New Lawn.

By Train

The nearest train station to the stadium is in Stroud, which means you need to take a bus from Stroud to get to Nailsworth.

One option from Exeter St Davids is the 7:27am train to Stroud, with two changes at Bristol and Swindon, which gets you to Stroud for 9:55.

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. Click here for the full timetable bus timetable to FGR from Stroud & Gloucester

You can then catch the 4:57 train from Stroud back to Exeter which should arrive for 20:19.

Grecian Travel

Grecian Travel, completely run by the Supporters' Club, and not for profit, is available for City's trip to Forest Green Rovers.

  • The coach will depart from Unit 1 nightclub at 08:30am 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.

How to buy

Currently Grecian Travel can only be booked directly.

For more information or to book please contact John Bishop on 07904 036334 or by email at: (after 6pm).


There is no available parking at the ground other than for disabled supporters – contact the club in advance to book.  There is some street parking, but this is pretty limited. Traffic leaving the ground on busy matchdays can be a little congested.

Park & Ride – For all Saturday matches there is a Park & Ride service from the South Entrance of Renishaw on Stroud Road (postcode: GL5 5HA). Parking here is on a first-come, first-served basis (but spaces are fairly plentiful) and it is only £3 per car (card or contactless only). It’s less than a couple of miles from the ground and should probably be your preferred choice if you aren’t familiar with the area. The buses drop you and collect you from right outside the stadium.

At the Stadium

Food and Drink

There is a food and drink outlet in the away terrace, but this will be busy if there are a lot of away fans travelling.

There is an away fanzone just in front of the away turnstiles for beer and food before the game. 

There are no pubs or cafes or restaurants around the ground and the club bars are too small to be able to fit in away fans (sorry!).

The town of Nailsworth is small, but it has many food and drink outlets and free parking throughout the town (but be careful of time restrictions on some of this free parking).  It’s a straightforward 1.1 mile walk from the centre of Nailsworth to the stadium, but it is uphill all the way!

Truck Norris BrewDog Bar - Truck Norris is a retired Brewdog bar on wheels and is found in our Away Fan Zone (to the right of the ticket office). It's for exclusive use with away fans who can enjoy a Brewdog beer or two in the build-up to the match. Truck Norris closes at kickoff. 

Do I have to be vegan?

No, but you’ll only find vegan food and drink while you are at the stadium.


Cashless Stadium

The Bolt New Lawn is a cashless stadium and therefore does not handle cash at any time. You can only make payments via debit/credit card and contactless.

Things to do

Hotels – a selection below, all costing upwards of £70 or so and all very ‘Cotswold’.  For less expensive choices (that are a little further  from the ground) the Premier Inn in Stroud is a good one (premier inn stroud) or the Travelodge in Stonehouse (Travel Lodge Stonehouse)

Things to do

Visit Stroud Market on Saturdays 9 till 2 – the original farmers market – vibrant and busy.  Nailsworth also has a farmers’ market from 9 till 1.30 on the 4th Saturday of each month stroud market

Have a look at the unfinished Gothic splendour of Woodchester Mansion woodchestermansion

Get food and drink in a rural setting about a mile from the ground at Thistledown Farm thistledown

On a dry day, check out the ice-cream factory on the National Trust’s Rodborough Common icecreamfactory

A little further afield (but within about 10 miles) you will find Gloucester, Cirencester, Tetbury, Cheltenham, Slimbridge & Berkeley Castle

The Weather

At the time of writing the weather is looking good for Saturday, with sunny intervals and a gentle breeze. Temperatures of around 16 are expected at kick-off.


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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