First time visitor information

If this is your first time visiting Forest Green Rovers, you can expect a totally unique experience from the greenest football club in the world. Here’s everything you need to know about how to get here, and what The innocent New Lawn has in store.

How to get here

The innocent New Lawn is situated in the village of Nailsworth, just south of Stroud, and you can travel here by:

  • Public transport: you can catch a train to Stroud station, and then 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, and therefore this will not work for any mid-week games.
  • Park and ride: for most matches we operate a local park and ride service from Renishaw on Stroud Road (postcode: GL5 5HA). Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis, and costs just £3 per car.
  • Bike: you can cut your carbon emissions completely by cycling to The New Lawn. 
  • Car: there's limited parking at the stadium. You can book a parking space in advance if you are a hospitality guest or a Blue Badge holder, but we encourage you to leave your car at home where possible. 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.

Here's more information about how to get to The New Lawn.

Arriving at The innocent New Lawn

The ground opens three hours before kick-off, and turnstiles into the stadium open an hour and a half before the match starts. We recommend you take your seats early, to enjoy the pre-match build-up and our award-winning matchday food.

We welcome all away supporters into the stadium via the West Terrace turnstiles. 

Ticket collection

You can collect your tickets up to three hours before kick-off from the ticket office, located between the North and East stands. 

You can buy matchday tickets online, by calling us 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 or from the ticket office three hours before kick off.

Reception at The innocent 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 match.

The reception at The innocent New Lawn is also open on Thursday for people to buy in person between 9am and 3pm. Here’s more information about FGR ticket prices.

Club shop

We sell a whole host of FGR merchandise at our club shop, from replica kits to scarves and bobble hats.

The FGR shop is located to the right of the ticket office and directly in front of you as you enter the stadium and is only open on matchdays from three hours before the game until kick off.


The Green Man

We have our own on-site pub, located between the South and West stands. You don't need a ticket to access The Green Man, so you can pop in for a drink ahead of all FGR home games.

We serve a selection of the best vegan lagers and ciders from the Cotswold Brewery, along with Stroud Brewery’s Budding and a range of bottled beers.

The Green Man opens three hours before each FGR match and is accessible to all Forest Green fans. 

Away bar

The away bar is open three hours before kick off on matchdays, serving a selection of vegan beers and ciders, vegan hot drinks, and a selection of vegan snacks.

Carol Embrey Suite

Due to the popularity of our VIP Dining package, the Carol Embrey Suite is now for pre-booked hospitality guests only. You can contact us on 0333 123 1889 to book the VIP Dining experience and enjoy hospitality throughout the game.

Here's more information about booking a VIP experience in the Carol Embrey Suite

Gym Bar

The second of our on-site bars for home supporters is the new Gym Bar in the East Stand. Accessed from the concourse by turnstiles 1 and 2, The Gym Bar sells hot food such as our vegan sausage roll and vegan pasty, as well as a selection of the best vegan lagers and ciders from the Cotswold Brewery, along with Stroud Brewery’s Budding and a range of bottled beers.

The gym bar is open three hours before the game.

Fan Zone

We have a kids' fan zone for supporters with tickets to the East Stand.

Based at the back of the Gym Bar, young supporters can play giant Jenga or Connect Four, do colouring in and relax on our giant bean bags.

Matchday programme

If you’ve got a birthday shout out or good luck message you’d like printed in an upcoming edition, just email a week before the game. We’ll also read out your message over the PA system at half time.

Eco Trail

FIFA has called us the greenest football club in the world, and you can see why when you visit the FGR stadium and learn about how we’re putting sustainability into everything we do:

  • We've got solar panels on our roof, which let us generate our own electricity 
  • We use a solar-powered robot lawnmower to cut our grass
  • We use recycled rainwater to irrigate the pitch 
  • We play on a fully organic pitch, which means there are no pesticides on our grass
  • We're powered by 100% green energy from the wind and the sun
  • We make our own 100% vegan food

We run Eco Trails ahead of every FGR home match – contact to book your place.

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