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Welcome to The Bolt New Lawn

Here’s everything you need to know about making your first visit to The Bolt New Lawn.

Planning Your First Visit

We've gathered some frequently asked questions about a first-time visit to The Bolt New Lawn. We're certainly not like other football clubs, so please use this guide to find out how you can make the most of your first visit.

How do I get to The Bolt New Lawn?

Forest Green Rovers Football Club is located in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Our club address is The Bolt New Lawn, Another Way, Nailsworth, GL6 0FG.

Public Transport – You can catch a train to Stroud station, and get the number 63 bus from Stroud town centre. Please note that the last service on the 63 bus is around 8pm, Monday to Friday, so it will not get you back from mid-week games.

Park and Ride – For Saturday/Weekend games, we operate a local park and ride service from Renishaw on Stroud Road (postcode: GL5 5HA and What Three Words: ///relished.hits.feared). Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis and costs £3 per car (contactless/card payments only). Supporters will be made aware via the website and social media if there are changes or additional P+R services running.

Bike – You can cut your carbon emissions completely by cycling to The New Lawn. We have bike racks available for guests (these are found next to the Green Man pub on the way to the South Stand) and Nailsworth is part of the National Cycle Network. More information can be found here.

Cars – There is very limited parking at the stadium which is reserved for blue badge holders and hospitality guests. We always encourage you to leave your car at home, car share or use public transport where possible. It is also advised that guests avoid the use of TInkley Lane to approach the stadium, this is a single-track road that often gets very congested on a matchday).

Road Closures - Please be aware that on matchdays during the 22/23 season there will be a road closure on Nympsfield Road on the approach to The Bolt New Lawn. 

The reason for the closure and restriction is to ensure the safety of the members of public attending Forest Green Rovers FC football home matches.

The road is expected to be closed and restricted, as above, for all home matches, between the 4th August 2022 until the 31st May 2023 or until the end of the 2022/23 football season only, which is the later. Closures and restrictions for a Saturday match will be in place between the hours of 13:00hrs and 17:30hrs. For Weekday matches the above closures and restrictions will be in place between 17:30hrs and 22:15hrs.

How do I get FGR tickets?

You can buy tickets in three different ways. 

Online - The easiest way is to purchase tickets online via our ticketing page (fgr.co.uk/tickets).

Telephone - The second option is to call our ticket office on 0333 123 1889 and order your tickets over the phone. The ticket office is open 9am-3pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  

In-person - The third way to buy tickets is by attending The Bolt New Lawn during our weekday opening hours (you can find information here). 

If you want to purchase a ticket on the day of a home match, please check social media and our website beforehand to ensure that there is still availability as certain fixtures may sell out in advance. 

Where is the Ticket Office?

You’ll spot the ticket office as soon as you come through the main gates to The Bolt New Lawn. You can collect pre-ordered tickets here, and buy tickets on the day of the match. Our stadium is now cashless, all areas of The Bolt New Lawn accept card and contactless payments.

Is there parking at the stadium?

There is no general admission parking at the stadium or official parking within the immediate local vicinity.

Park and Ride - We advise first-time visitors to use the Park and Ride facility at Renishaw, South Entrance, Bath Rd, Stroud GL5 5EY (Please note P+R is only currently available for Saturday/Weekend fixtures).

VIP/Hospitality - All on-site parking is strictly for VIP, hospitality and pre-booked disabled badge holders. 

Season Long Parking - Season-long parking is available to season ticket holders at the local primary school. Season-long parking starts at £230 and includes all League, Cup and Friendly fixtures. To enquire about season-long parking, please email reception@fgr.co.uk or call 0330 123 1889. 

What assistance is available for disabled fans?

Disabled facilities – We have a limited number of seats with level access at the front of the East Stand, as well as a platform for disabled fans with lift access. There are disabled toilets around the stadium, including one in the Green Man, two either side of the East Stand concourse and one opposite the board room.

Complimentary tickets for carers – If you need to be accompanied by a carer or assistant, we’ll give them a free ticket. You’ll need to present documentation to show one of the following:

• You’re on the medium to high rate Disability Living Allowance (mobility or care)

• You receive the Enhanced Rate Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

• You receive Severe Disablement Allowance

•We can also accept a letter from your GP.

To enquire about our disabled facilities and ticketing, call 0333 123 1889 or email reception@fgr.co.uk.

Diabled parking - We have a limited number of disabled parking spaces for blue badge holders. These can be booked up to four weeks in advance at no cost. To avoid disappointment, book early by calling 0333 123 1889.

Away day travel - You can book coach travel to away matches for yourself plus a carer or assistant if needed. Find out more about booking away day travel by clicking here.

Further information - If you have any questions or specific requirements you'd like to discuss, please call us on 0333 123 1889 or email reception@fgr.co.uk. We'd be happy to help.

What hospitality options do you have?

VIP Hospitality - Hospitality at The Bolt New Lawn has three options:

1)VIP Dining in our Carol Embrey Suite

2) The Black and White members bar. 

3)Private Boxes

Hospitality information, availability and bookings can be made via our partner Seat Unique: https://hospitality-fgr.seatunique.com/.

Please note hospitality is only available to home fans. Any away fans attempting to book hospitality will be refused entry or have their booking cancelled.

Where in The Bolt New Lawn is the best place to watch the match action?

There are four main areas of The Bolt New Lawn.  

The North (Community) Stand - This is a standing terrace often populated by families and local community members. It's a friendly atmosphere and a chance to catch all the action from behind the goal. 

The South (EESI) Stand - This is another standing terrace from which all the noise comes! So if you like a raucous atmosphere, chanting and drums, this is the place for you! 

The East (Candriam) Stand - This is an all-seater stand with great pitch views and remains close to all the action. This stand also includes our hospitality with VIP dining in the Carol Embrey Suite, The Black and White members bar, and a selection of private VIP boxes. 

The West (DFNS) Stand - This stand is exclusively available to visiting fans. The West is a mixture of standing terraces with a limited number of undercover seats. It's unusual for away fans to have a whole side of the ground, but we feel this adds to the atmosphere and allows us to engage more first-time fans at The Bolt New Lawn. Please note that this stand is uncovered and therefore it's advised you prepare accordingly for adverse weather conditions.

Do you have a map of the ground?

Your guide to The Bolt New Lawn – the world’s greenest football ground.

East Stand – The Candriam Stand is seated only with a vegan food and drinks kiosk on the concourse. The East Stand hosts VIP dining as part of our matchday experiences. It has disabled access, seating and toilets.

West Stand – This stand is for away fans only, with a combination of seating and standing areas and a kiosk serving vegan food. Access is through gates 9 and 10.

North Stand – For home fans, this is our Community Stand. It is standing only but is suitable for families and local groups such as football clubs and schools. There is a vegan food and drink kiosk. The entrance is to the right of the ticket office.

South Stand – For adult home fans rather than families with small children, this stand has vegan food and drink facilities and a pop-up bar.

Reception – The reception is in the East Stand and is the destination for general enquiries or problems on matchday. The reception is the first port of call for players’ guests, directors of visiting clubs, and hospitality tickets.

What makes FGR different to other EFL clubs?

Sustainability - Sustainability is central to everything we do at Forest Green Rovers. From solar panels and electric vehicle charging points at The Bolt New Lawn to our vegan menu, we are proving that sports clubs can lead the fight against climate change.

And it is working.

In 2017, FIFA described FGR as 'the greenest football club in the world'. We're the first and only vegan football club and the first to be certified as carbon neutral by the United Nations.

Food, Drink and Merchandise

Are you really vegan, and what food is available? 

We’re the world’s first vegan football club, and our food is legendary. Time and again, visiting fans remark on how tasty our fresh, healthy vegan food is – the award-winning Q Pie, spicy pasties, veggie burgers and more. They’re available from food and drink outlets in all four stands.

Our food has become such a phenomenon that we’ve launched our own food brand. Devil’s Kitchen is taking our healthy, tasty vegan food into schools, colleges and universities around the country. Soon you’ll be able to purchase Devil’s Kitchen products from the supermarket.

Devil’s Kitchen foods are made at our purpose-built production facility in Gloucestershire, using locally sourced ingredients. We’re developing Devil’s Kitchen into a hub of vegan food innovation and a beacon of sustainability in UK food manufacturing. Try it – it’s good!

For more information visit www.thedevilskitchen.co.uk or call 01453 790135.

Is there a bar?

There are three bars open to supporters on a matchday. 

The Green Man - The Green Man is found on the ground floor of the Candriam East Stand and is a home supporters bar with plenty of space to sit and enjoy a drink and order food ahead of the game. The Green Man bar closes at kickoff. 

The Gym Bar - The Gym Bar (which used to be an actual gym!) can be found on the first floor of the Candriam East Stand and is open to all East Stand Ticket holders before the match and at halftime. After the game, the bar is open to all home fans and closes an hour after the full-time whistle. 

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. 

Is there a shop, and can I buy an FGR kit?

Club Shop - We have a club shop on-site next to our ticket office which opens on a matchday.

We try to keep a healthy stock of all three FGR kits and traditional items like club pin badges, books and scarves.

Occasionally we will stock sustainable products from our club partners.

Online Shop - For those unable to visit the club shop, you can also order FGR matchday kits, training gear, travel wear, leisurewear and accessories through our online shop at fgr.co.uk/shop.

Do you sell matchday programmes?

Printed Programmes - As a club, we no longer sell or produce a matchday programme. However, in recent seasons we have invested in our online presence across our website, social media and our official club app. 

These three options will provide you with the latest news and matchday build-up ahead of kickoff. 

FGR on Social

Official FGR App

Do you take cash?

Cashless - 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.

Families and Things to Do

What is there to do for children?

Gym Bar Play Area - Children are always welcome at The Bolt New Lawn. We have a children's play area in the Gym Bar that is available to East Stand ticket holders and is full of books and games.

Children's Food - The Bolt New Lawn food menus include children's favourites such as vegan nuggets, chips, sos rolls, sandwiches, crisps and fruit juices. 

Children's Merchandise - Our FGR club shop stocks a wide range of children's kits, t-shirts and accessories. 

Green Devil Newsletter - Young fans can find a copy of the Green Devil newsletter at food kiosks and the ticket office and learn more about becoming an FGR ambassador

Neville The Devil - Our club mascot Neville the Devil can always be found wandering the grounds of The Bolt New Lawn looking for new friends!

Autographs and Selfies - Due to the size of The Bolt New Lawn, there is also access for young fans to often get autographs and photos with FGR players after the match. 

Do you have a stadium tour?

EcoTrail - We run a matchday EcoTrail tour with the help of our FGR Community Team. It's part stadium tour and part tour of everything we do differently here at FGR. It includes information about how we power the stadium using renewable energy, and how we have adopted an entirely vegan menu.

It also covers information about our organic pitch, collecting and re-using our water supply and on-site initiatives for promoting nature and wildlife. 

To book a matchday EcoTrail tour please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/fgr-community-23370006878

Can my child walk out with the players as a mascot?

Mascots at FGR – Whether it’s a birthday, big occasion or just a special treat, mascot packages are the ideal gift for all young supporters.

Experience the build-up with a pre-match warm-up on the pitch before walking alongside your sporting heroes in front of The Bolt New Lawn crowd.

Becoming a mascot at FGR will provide memories that will last a lifetime.

We have GoldSilver and Bronze packages available for matches at The Bolt New Lawn.

All three packages include:

- A tour of the ground and a chance to meet the players

- A kick-around on the pitch during the warm-up

- Leading the players out onto the pitch

- A photo with Neville the Devil

- Your very own FGR gift

- Matchday announcement at half-time

- Four tickets for the East Candriam Stand (including the mascot)

- Reserved car parking

Our Gold Mascot package includes all these things plus a complete replica kit and costs £159

The Silver Mascot package includes all the features listed plus the choice of an official shirt or official shorts and socks, at £139

The Bronze Mascot package has all the features listed above but no kit and is £109.

To book a mascot experience, call 0333 123 1889 or email hospitality@fgr.co.uk.

What is available to do after the match?

The Gym Bar - Home fans are welcome to enjoy a post-match drink in the Gym Bar (found in the East Candriam Stand). The bar is open for an hour after the game and is the perfect way to let the traffic pass before leaving. 

Club Shop and Ticket Office - Fans are also able to visit the club shop for any last-minute purchases and the ticket office to collect tickets for any upcoming fixtures.

Away Visitors

What is there to do for away fans?

TBNL Away Fan Zone - Away fans are very welcome at The Bolt New Lawn. We have an Away Fan Zone to the right of the ground entrance. The Away Fan Zone has a food truck, BrewDog bar, Nijhaus toilets and a large marquee with picnic benches for the exclusive use of away fans.

Nailsworth - The local village of Nailsworth is just over a mile away and has plenty of food options and independent shops, however, please be aware that not all establishments welcome away football fans.

Stroud - Further afield, the local town of Stroud has ample pubs and restaurants and is only a short bus or taxi ride away from Nailsworth.

Do you have hospitality for away fans?

Unfortunately, we do not have hospitality options available to away fans.

All hospitality at The Bolt New Lawn is for home fans only.

Where do the away coaches park?

Any coaches from visiting teams will be parked on the main road outside The Bolt New Lawn. During the match, there is a temporary traffic restriction order on the main road, so coaches do not have to move once parked.

Away fans are advised to head to coaches at full time, so drivers have time to vacate the roads within the local area safely.

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