The City Ground has an all seated capacity in excess of 30,500 and is situated only three hundred yards away from Meadow Lane, home of Notts County. The Main Stand is the oldest stand in the ground and it shows when you look at the quality of the three newer builds. The Trent End is behind the goal and seems to be home to some of the more vocal fans, whilst opposite is the Bridgford stand which accommodates visiting fans. Running the other side of the field is the newish Brian Clough stand which is a very impressive two tiered build. There are very few bad seats in the house.
Visiting supporters are situated in the lower tier of the Bridgford stand and you will most likely get around 3-3,500 tickets although the full allocation if taken can stretch to 4,800. To get to the turnstiles go through The Brian Clough Stand car park via Scarrington Road off Lady Bay Bridge. The view is very good with unobstructed views throughout. However, on a rainy day, avoid the front few rows as the roof doesn't cover them and you'll get incredibly wet. Facilities are very good and the food is well priced with the general array of burgers and pies.
City Ground seating plan:
The Larwood and Voce is about five minutes walk from the away end on Fox Road, just off Radcliffe Road. It welcomes away fans and serves food so it might be a good place to have some pre match banter the locals. Just down the road from the Larwood and Voce is the Stratford Haven which also does food.
There is a large car park at the ground where both home and away supporters are able to park at a cost of £5 per car. Alternatively, there is some street parking providing you arrive early enough. Another option is the secure car park on the Victoria Embankment, located near to the cricket ground. It's priced at £3 and is only a two minute walk to the stadium.
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The nearest / closest train station to Nottingham Forest's City Ground is Nottingham rail.
The City Ground is approximately 20 minutes walk from the station. Leave the station through the main entrance and turn left onto Carrington Road. Continue along this road whist it changes through the different name and eventually becomes Meadows Way. Follow the road for half a mile until it joins London Rd. Take a right over the bridge and the stadium is visible on the left hand side.
Rivals - Derby, Leicester
Travel: We travelled the day before and had a great night out in Nottingham staying at the Premier Inn in the city centre. On match day we parked at County Hall for £5.
Refreshments: We went to a Wetherspoons pub called the "The Gooseberry Bush" for a cracking breakfast. It was a sunny Easter Weekend so we had few beers in the Notts County FC pub "The Broken Wheelbarrow". The usual pricey pints but friendly staff.
Impressions: It is nice ground right by the lovely River Trent, friendly stewards & friendly police, as usual, got my pic with a local bobby (me wearing his hat). For some unknown reason, they announced that no alcohol would be served at half time, eventhough lots of fans had already queued up in an orderly fashion.
Atmosphere: We got absolutely thrashed 3-0. Forest played very well, I think Middlesbrough had one shot in the entire game. Quite noisy once they started scoring.
Exit: We left with four mins to play at 3-nil down. Outside we managed a nice cheeseburger without any queues.
Enjoy: A great night out in Nottingham the night before the game. A good day with few beers before the match, but a garbage non-performance from Boro, friendly police, stewards and fans.
Ground Name: City Ground
Capacity: 30,602 (all seated)
Address: City Ground, Nottingham, NG2 5FJ
Main Tel No.: 0115 982 4444
Team Nickname: The Reds
Year Ground Opened: 1898
Online Shop: NFFC Photos