|Address||The New Lawn, Nympsfield Road, Nailsworth, GL6 0ET|
|Telephone No.||01453 834 860|
|Fax No.||01453 835 291|
|Ground Facilities||Club shop, Clubhouse|
|Capacity||5,141 (Seats 2000`)|
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When planning a trip here, donít try and find Forest Green on
your road map, look up Nailsworth, south of Stroud in Gloucestershire. The best
way to approach is from the M5 and exit at junction 13 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 Forest Green. The Lawn is at the top of this hill. Turn left at the
roundabout at the 'summit' into the Club car park, which holds 250 cars. The
cost of parking is £4 per car. Please note though that 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 £4 per car.
There is no railway station in Nailsworth itself. The nearest is in Stroud which is three miles away. I would therefore consider getting a taxi from the station to the ground and booking one back for your return. Otherwise as John Aitken informs me; 'You can also take a bus from Stroud to Nailsworth. Stagecoach numbers 93 & 46 both operate from Stroud to Nailsworth. The bus station is behind Merrywalks shopping centre. Route 46 departs from bus stop M. Ask the driver to let you off at Beechwood Close in Nailsworth. It is than a four minute walk to the ground'.
The New Lawn ground is situated on the western edge of the
picturesque Cotswold town of Nailsworth. The name Forest Green is taken from the
area of the town where the clubs home is found. Opened in 2006, the New Lawn
ground is sited on top of a fairly steep hill and is quite exposed to the
elements. It is only a short distance from the site of their old Lawn ground,
which has now been redeveloped for housing.
The stadium is dominated by the smart looking Main (East) Stand at one side of the pitch. This stand is all seated and has a capacity of 1,881. It has a cantilever roof as well as row of executive boxes running across the back of it. The team 'dugout' areas are located at the front of this stand. Opposite is the small open West Terrace, which is only seven steps high. Running along the back of this terrace are four floodlight pylons. Interestingly both ends have to different degrees been relocated from the old Lawn ground to the new stadium. At the Nympsfield Road (North) end of the ground, is a covered terrace, the roof of which came from the Barnfield Road side of the old ground. Opposite is the South Stand, which until recently was a covered all seated stand, but has now had the seats removed to make it a terrace for home fans. This stand is of interest as it was the Trevor Horsley Stand which was transported from the Club's old ground and re-erected at the New Lawn. Overall the New Lawn is a small but tidy stadium that is well maintained.
Admission Prices for 2016/17
Main (East) Stand Seating*
Adults £21, Over 65's £17, Under 22's £12, Under 16's £7, Under 11's £3
Wings (including away section):
Adults £19, Over 65's £15, Under 22's £10, Under 16's £7, Under 11's Free
Adults £16, Over 65's £12, Under 22'ss £8, Under 16's £5, Under 11's Free
* These prices are for tickets purchased in advance of matchday. Tickets bought on the day of the match can cost up to £2 more per Adult ticket and £1 per young person/child ticket. Under 11's are still admitted free in the terraced areas.
Official Programme £3
Last Season: 3rd, Football Conference National Play Off Winners
Average Attendance: 1,753
A Fans View:
I got a bus to Nailsworth and walked from The
Village Inn (which I would reccomend). The ground is miles away up an unholy
mother of a hill, so not for the faint hearted.
Walked back after the game, which was significantly easier. Took about 20 mins, the traffic looked awful.
Sat in the main stand, in the front row you are essentially pitchside as there are no advertising hoardings!
Plenty of toilets and very clean.
FOOD & DRINK
Vegeburgers are AMAZING. I had two.
Soya milk for coffee is horrid.
Chester were pretty quiet, noisy section of Rovers fans behind one goal. Overall, pretty much what I would expect for a game at this level.