The New Lawn
Ground Name: The New Lawn
Address: Another Way, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, GL6 0FG
Telephone No: 01453 834 860
Fax No: 01453 835 291
Pitch Size: 100 x 66 metres
Team Nickname: The Rovers
Club Founded: 1889
Year Ground Opened: 2006
Home Kit Colours: Black & White Stripes, Black Shorts and Black Socks.
Away Kit Colours: Yellow Shirts, Black Shorts and Black Socks.
Third Kit option: All Red.
Official Web Site: www.forestgreenroversfc.com
Fans Forum Web Site: forum.fgrfc.net
The stadium was officially opened on 5th September 2006, with a match against the England National Game X1.
The ground is dominated by the smart looking main (Western Thermal) stand on the east side of the stadium. This 2,000 all seated capacity stand, has a cantilever roof as well as a row of 7 executive boxes a boardroom and three function lounges incorporated therein, with a state of the art leisure complex. Opposite the main stand is the west (Kingspan) terrace, which is open and holds in excess of 1300 spectators. Interestingly both ends of the stadium have to different degrees been relocated from their old ground (The Lawn). At the Nympsfield Road end of the ground, is a covered (Rockwool) terrace, and which houses the home fans and the indomitable "Green Army". The capacity of that terrace is 1100.
At the other end is the south (EESI) covered seated stand, with a capacity of 455 which is allocated to visiting club supporters.
The stadium also boasts 24 spaces, with carer seats for those disabled supporters in wheelchairs.
The nearest pubs and food outlets are at the bottom of the hill in Nailsworth, which is about a 15 minute walk (and probably longer on the way back as it is uphill). Most, if not all, are happy to accommodate well behaved visiting supporters.
The best option for a drink though is in the clubs own public house, the Green Man, which is built into the back of the main stand. It is normally open to visiting fans and food is also available from the hot plate. Rovers maybe known throughout football that they do not serve any form of meat in any of their catering outlets but what they do offer, is from a varied menu and is considered to be top class fare and freshly cooked. Each area of the stadium has its own designated catering outlet once fans pass through the turnstiles.
When planning a trip, don't try and find Forest Green on your road map. Look up Nailsworth, south of Stroud in Gloucestershire. Whilst the post code for the stadium is GL6 0FG, if you wish to use sat-nav then best to tap in GL6 0ET. Having said that coach companies are best advised that once they leave the motorway, follow the signs and not the sat-nav instructions. It will get you to the ground but it takes longer and is certainly picturesque in the extreme.
The best approach from the north and west is from the M5 at junction 13 and then head for Stroud on the A419. Then follow the road signs to Bath on the A46 towards Nailsworth.
From the south and east the easiest route to follow is M4 at junction 18 and travel north on the A46 to Nailsworth. Alternatively if you know the area well leave the M4 at junction 15 and use the A417 and A419 into Stroud.
Whichever direction, there is one mini roundabout in the town and the stadium and Forest Green itself is clearly signposted. The New Lawn is at the top of Spring Hill and the stadium entrance at the second roundabout on the hill.
There are three separate car parking areas for approx 300 cars and 3 supporters coaches. Car parking is £3 and coaches at £10. Should there be a need for extra parking then there is street parking in close proximity, although there is a Temporary Traffic Order in operation on matchdays. You are warned not to ignore the order. It is costly and you might find your vehicle towed away.
For higher profile matches the school car park, alongside the stadium and with direct access, can hold approx 200 vehicles. When this is in operation, again the parking fee is £3 with the money collected going to school funds and projects.
Those requiring wheelchair access or having special needs should call the club at least 72 hours before the match to make the necessary arrangements for parking and entry.
There is no railway station in Nailsworth itself. The nearest is in Stroud which is four miles away and on the main London to Cheltenham route. There is a nearby connection to public transport which will take you directly to the stadium and taxis operate from the station and the town centre in Stroud.
South and East Stands
Under 21s: £8
Under 16s: £5
North and West Stands
Under 21s: £7
Under 16s: £4
4,836 v Derby County
FA Cup 3rd Round, January 3rd 2009
3021 v Oxford United
Football Conference - Premier Division, October 6th 2006
The ground is situated in the picturesque Cotswolds, which is an area that is recognised as having outstanding natural beauty, which is great for walking or just browsing around local village scenes.
Visit www.visitthecotswolds.org.uk for more information and why not make it a break away for more than just yourself when you visit Forest Green Rovers.
The club since 2010 has been owned by the Ecotricity Group Limited, and their founder is Chairman of the club. Dale Vince is reputed to be one of the country's richest entrepreneurs with green energy being the foundation of his company business interests. He is also a vegan and since taking control of the club has initiated many changes. Backed by the adidas brand, every team is kitted out the same, from the Under7's through to the 1st team, with Coventry Building Society supporting the team-wear look as kit sponsors.
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