Get behind the team

Noah Dougherty
Monday 17 February 2020

Forest Green Rovers will go head-to-head with Scunthorpe United this weekend, as they make their first trip to Glanford Park.

The Iron emerged 2-0 winners when the sides met at The New Lawn back in December, a result which echoed their result in the only other meeting between the teams, am FA Cup tie back in November 2014.

We have full information on tickets and travel for you to make the most of the trip, here…

Tickets

Tickets are now on sale 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

*On Tuesdays when there is a home matchday, the ticket hotline will be open from 9am to midday or from the ticket office from 5pm.

Reception at The New Lawn is open on a Thursday between the hours of 9am and 3pm or the ticket office is open three hours before a Saturday home match or after the final whistle.

Tickets can be purchased online until 10am on Friday, February 21, or from the Scunthorpe ticket office on the day of the game, but there will be a price increase on the matchday.

Here are the prices:

Category

Advance

Matchday

Adult        

£22

£25

Concession (Over 65, Under 21, Student with NUS card)

£15

£17

Under 18

£6

£8

Under 12 (Two per paying adult)

FREE

FREE

Under 14s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Disabled fans pay the concession rate or the relevant lower category and the carer ticket is free of charge.

Travel

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:

Category

Price

Adult        

£22

Adult Member

£17

Under 21

£19

Under 21 Member

£14

Under 16

£11

The pickup points available are:

The New Lawn, Nailsworth – 9.10am

Sainsbury’s, Dudbridge – 9.20am

Brunel Way, Stonehouse – 9.30am

The round-trip to Scunthorpe takes around six and a half hours and the scheduled rest stop for the journey is Trowell Services.

Travel will be on sale from our ticket office telephone line on 0333 123 1889 at the hours stated above.

You can also buy online HERE or in person at The New Lawn on Thursdays between 9am and 3pm or after home matches and will be on sale until Friday, February 21, at 1pm.

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

All passengers must join the coach at the designated pick-up points and no passenger can join the coach without previously booking via FGR.

Car

Address:

Glanford Park,Jack Brownsword Way,Scunthorpe,DN15 8TD

Directions: The ground has got be one of the easiest to find in the Football League.

It is situated on the outskirts of Scunthorpe, very close to the motorway.

Leave the M180 at Junction 3 and take the M181 for Scunthorpe.

At the end of this motorway, you will see the ground on your right.

Turn right at the first roundabout onto the A18 and right again into the large car park at the ground.

For local travel and matchday news, tune into BBC Radio Humberside on 95.9FM, 1485AM, DAB Digital Radio and online via www.bbc.co.uk/humber.

Parking:

Over 600 spaces are available for both home and away fans within the stadium complex priced at £3 per car. The local retail parks operate restrictions on a matchday. If you would like to book your coach in for entry please call 01724 747670.

By train

The station is over two miles away from the stadium. Therefore a taxi is probably the easiest way to get to the ground.

If you fancy a walk though, turn left out of the station and head towards the crossroads (facing a church) and turn right into Oswald Road, going past a set of traffic lights and the Honest Lawyer and Blue Bell pubs.

At the next traffic lights turn left into Doncaster Road (where there a number of fast food outlets).

Then just go straight down this road and you will eventually reach the Sands Venue Stadium on your left.

Otherwise as you pass the Blue Bell pub on your left, turn left onto Doncaster Road where you can catch Bus Number 909 (every 20 minutes to the hour, does not run on Sundays) down to the ground.

For the latest train information, click here.

Facilities

When you get to the Sands Venue Stadium, there are plenty of things you could get up to. 

You can check in advance if the Iron Bar is available for away fans by calling the ticket office on 01724 747670 or emailing slo@scunthorpe-united.co.uk.

In addition, around the stadium, there is Pizza Hut, KFC, McDonalds, Frankie and Bennys, Subway, Costa, Tesco, plus a shopping complex featuring Marks and Spencer, Debenhams and Boots.

Turnstiles open an hour and a half before kick-off, with the away bar also open from that period of time. The bar opens from 1.30pm on a Saturday. 

The bar serves both draught beer and lager (subject to safety advice), as well as serving a selection of snacks and hot food.

Supporters can click here to see the food they have on offer in their catering points on a matchday.

Should you have particular requests or queries prior to your visit to the Sands Venue Stadium then please do not hesitate to contact Scunthorpe by emailing slo@scunthorpe-united.co.uk.

IRON TRIATHLON

If you fancy being part of our matchday entertainment, we're always looking for an away supporter to take part in the 'Iron Triathlon' game at half-time, which consists of the Corner Kick Challenge, Crossbar Challenge and Pole to Goal. Should you be interested in that, please email james.moody@scunthorpe-united.co.uk.

FLAGS AND INSTRUMENTS

You need to be granted permission to bring large flags and instruments into the Sands Venue Stadium for a match. To submit your request, please email pete.wallace@scunthorpe-united.co.uk no later than 48 hours before the game.

Coverage:

This game will be available to watch live if you live abroad by subscribing HERE, or you can listen to the game with our audio service HERE, both abroad or in the UK.

If watching on a mobile device, you will need to download the FGR TV app to be able to watch or listen to the match. A full list of frequently asked questions can be found HERE.

Please contact fgrtv@streamamg.com if you have any issues with your FGR Live account.

Full commentary of Saturday’s match will also be available on BBC Radio Gloucestershire on 1413AM.

Stay up to date also 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.