Get behind the team against Premier League opposition

Noah Dougherty
Thursday 15 August 2019

Forest Green Rovers travel to Premier League side AFC Bournemouth for a Carabao Cup second-round tie on Wednesday, August 28, for a 7.45pm kick off.

The two sides have actually met on two previous occasions, both during the 2004/05 season when an FA Cup fixture went to a replay on the south coast, Bournemouth winning 3-1 on the day.

Full details on tickets and how to get to the ground can be found here:


Tickets are now available from our ticket office telephone line on 0333 123 1889, or from our website HERE.

The hotline will now be open during the following hours…

Monday – 9am to 3pm

Tuesday – 9am to 3pm*

Wednesday – CLOSED

Thursday – 9am to 3pm

Friday – 9am to 3pm

Saturday – CLOSED

Sunday – CLOSED

Reception at The New Lawn will continue to be open on a Thursday between the hours of 9am and 3pm and the ticket office is open before and after each home match.

Tickets can be purchased online until 10am on Tuesday, August 27, or from the Bournemouth ticket office on the day of the game with no price increase.

All tickets are for covered, allocated seating.

Here are the prices:





Concession (65+)


Under 16*


*Under 14s must be accompanied by a full paying adult.

Disabled fans pay the concession rate, or the relevant lower category and the carers ticket is free of charge. Evidence must be shown when requested.


Official coach travel

Fans can jump on the club’s official transport for the game, with coach travel available to purchase through the Forest Green Rovers online shop HERE.

Prices for this service are:





Adult Member


Under 21


Under 21 Member


Under 16


The pickup points available are:

Brunel Way, Stonehouse - 3.05pm

Sainsburys, Dudbridge – 3.15pm

The New Lawn, Nailsworth 3.30pm

Travel will be on sale from our ticket office telephone line on 0333 123 1889, which is open the the hours previously stated in this piece.

You can also buy from our website HERE or in person at The New Lawn, on a Thursday from 9am to 3pm or after home matches only.

Travel will be on sale until 1pm on Tuesday, August 27.

All passengers must give individual names and a contact telephone number (mobile preferred).



Dean Court,

Kings Park,




Those travelling on official club coaches will arrive in the car park behind the Ted MacDougall South Stand. Congestion can cause delays when leaving the ground after the game. Free matchday parking is available at Harewood College, which is only a 10-minute walk across the park to Vitality Stadium – highlighted on the map to the right. This parking facility has the advantage of being away from the congestion around Kings Park, and will be manned by a steward until kick-off. If you do use a Sat-Nav, please refer to Harewood College as Harewood Avenue. We respectfully ask that all visitors keep to the 10mph and then the 5mph speed limits on school property. Please note that the car park will be locked 45 minutes after the full-time whistle.

Parking is also available to the south of the ground for just £1. When driving to the ground, follow the brown road signs with a football logo to get to Vitality Stadium. Supporters wishing to park at the ground are advised to arrive early as the car park usually reaches capacity around 75 minutes before kick-off. Supporters are likely to experience delays in leaving the car park after the final whistle. You can now leave via the south of the car park to exit the park along Gloucester Road and so miss the traffic along Kings Park Drive. Alternatively, the Sovereign Shopping Centre on Christchurch Road, BH1 4SX, which is approximately a 15-minute walk from the ground – highlighted on the map - offers low cost easy parking (£2 for 4 hours), with 600 spaces. This parking facility has the advantage of being away from congestion and has cafés for food and snacks around the stadium.


The Yellow Bus service is easily accessible from the train station. It can be picked up at Bournemouth Train station stop 6. You can get off at the Queens Park Hotel stop, which will be a total of 6 stops, then it will be a 5-minute walk, going along Ashley Road and then going through Kings Park. The Number 2 Yellow buses run from Bournemouth Square every 15 minutes from 10:30am onwards until 7:10pm. After this time, they then arrive every 30 minutes (Monday-Saturday).


A large majority of trains arrive at Bournemouth Central Train Station, which is accessible to wheelchair users. Leave the station by the south exit (facing Asda) and turn left to head towards the main road. Turn left again and walk straight up Holdenhurst Road for around 25 minutes, until you reach a roundabout at which you turn right into Kings Park Drive. Vitality Stadium is on the left


The pre-match food kiosk, located midway on the outside of the Vitality Steve Fletcher North Stand is usually open from three hours before kick-off, the food kiosk stocks a full range of hot food and drinks.


There is no video streaming available for the game, but those who have subscribed to season-long video passes, can still listen live. You can also subscribe to our audio service HERE.

Full commentary of the match will also be available on BBC Radio Gloucestershire on 1413AM.

Stay up to date on Twitter and Instagram by following @FGRFC_Official, which will have all of the team news before kick-off and updates throughout the game.

There will also be key updates and team news on Facebook. Round-up the clash by checking out the club website where there will be a full report looking back on the encounter.