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Matt Edwards
Monday 19 August 2019

Forest Green Rovers play host to Colchester United next month and we’re giving away 400 free shirts to year three pupils across Gloucestershire as well as it being our second Kids Go Free match.

The U’s head to The New Lawn on Saturday, September 14, 3pm kick off, with tickets now on priority sale to season ticket holders and members wanting to purchase additional tickets.

Tickets will then go on general sale on Friday, August 23, at 8am.

Following its most successful year ever, Forest Green Rovers is back with our amazing free shirt giveaway, with 400 of our new bamboo shirts available for free to year three pupils in the local area.

Thanks to our main sponsors Ecotricity, the incredible home shirt giveaway is now in its fifth season, with a free matchday ticket for the child and a parent also available.

Collection of the shirt must be done at the game, we will not post shirts out, and will be available between midday and 2.30pm only. A group photo will then take place at 2.45pm pitch side of the North Stand.

All children that collect a shirt will collect an adult or guardian ticket for the North Stand, which is non-transferable.

The match has also been allocated as a Kids Go Free fixture, meaning that home and away Under 16s can go free with an accompanying adult when bought in advance online.

To use the Kids Go Free offer, just enter the code KGFCOL19 when making your purchase online. You can purchase your ticket online HERE, but it must be done before midnight on Friday, September 13, with Under 16s paying the normal price on the day.

Colchester have been given their allocation for this game which are available from their ticket office and on the day of the match from FGR.

It is also free for Under 16 away fans and they can claim the discount by contacting the Colchester ticket office in advance of the match. The offer will not be available on the day of the game for either home or away fans.

For away fans travelling to the game, we have our dedicated away fans page HERE to help you make the most of your trip to The New Lawn.

To align with the club’s green ethos, there will also be an introduction of a £1 charge introduced to any tickets printed at the ground, encouraging people to buy e-tickets or print their tickets at home.

Under 11s will remain free in all areas of the ground but there will also be a £1 printing charge if bought on the day of the game.

Here are the advanced home ticket prices…


Premium seated







Over 65




Under 21




Under 16

FREE with a paying adult

FREE with a paying adult

FREE with a paying adult

Under 11

FREE with a paying adult

FREE with a paying adult

FREE with a paying adult

Home supporters can call our dedicated ticket hotline to book your ticket on 0333 123 1889, which you can call 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

*On Tuesdays when there is a home matchday, the ticket hotline will be open from 9am to midday with tickets available online or from the ticket office three hours before kick off.

Reception at The New Lawn is open on a Thursday between the hours of 9am and 3pm or the ticket office is open before or after each home matches.

We run a park and ride service from local engineering company Renishaw, on Stroud Road, GL5 5HA. There are over 200 parking spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis, costing just £3 per car, card only.

Please enter the car park via the A46 opposite the garage just after the sharp bend, and is signposted on matchdays.

Parking is available at the neighbouring school, within easy walking distance (90m) from the stadium, at £5.00 per vehicle (card only), but spaces are limited.

If you choose to park in the local residential area, please park with consideration for our neighbours and adhere to local parking enforcement.  Please be aware that Parking Enforcement Officers patrol the area on a matchday.

Parking at the stadium is reserved for pre-booked guests only (hospitality and Blue Badge holders)

If you’re a Blue Badge holder, or need a space close to the stadium for accessibility reasons, please contact FGR reception to book a space in advance by calling 01453 834860.  Please note that these spaces get fully booked for every game.

The VIP dining package

Everyone who visits The New Lawn gets the chance to try our award-winning vegan food – but if you pick the VIP experience, you can enjoy our unique menu in a premium suite.

The full VIP package includes:

A reserved table in our Carol Embrey Suite

Matchday tickets

Seats directly outside the suite

A superb buffet

A complimentary drink

Tea/coffee and cake at half time

Matchday programmes for all guests

Reserved car parking

The VIP experience is just £58 per person. If you’re a season ticket holder, just get in touch with us directly for a quote.

To book your VIP experience, simply email  or call 0333 123 1889.

Hospitality suites

We have a range of luxury suites available for you and your guests to enjoy the atmosphere of a live game too.

Our Hospitality suites are extremely popular and there is limited availability for this game and throughout the season. If you’d like to know more, just email the team on or call 0333 123 1889.

For full information on making the most of your trip to The New Lawn, visit our first time visitors page HERE