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Nottingham Forest Football Club
The City Ground
Nottingham, NG2 5FJ

Telephone: 0115 982 4444

Capacity: 30,576

Nottingham Forest FC play their home games at The City Ground, which sits on the south bank of the River Trent one mile south of Nottingham city centre.

The City Ground is across the road from the historic Trent Bridge cricket ground and most local bars and shops offer a warm welcome to fans on a matchday.

However, it is worth noting the Larwood and Voce and the Trent Bridge Inn are not open to away supporters.

The Meadow Club on Meadow Lane is the 'unofficial' pub for away supporters. It adjoins Notts County FC and can be reached by walking along the A60 (London Road) over Trent Bridge and past some flats on the right-hand side, then taking the first right onto Meadow Lane.

If you are walking from the train station, you'll see Meadow Lane on the left hand side of London Road.

With as many as 30,000 people all trying to get to the stadium on a matchday, we are conscious of the impact the club has on the local area and the environment.

When making a journey to The City Ground we therefore ask you to consider options such as walking, cycling, using public transport and car sharing, in order to help us reduce the traffic jams in the local area before and after each game.

Directions to The City Ground

If you are travelling to the ground on matchdays, the route is well signposted ('football and cricket traffic') from all directions. You can use the directions provided below to get you into the vicinity of the ground, and then follow temporary matchday signs to local car parks: 

From the North

  • Leave the M1 at junction 26 and follow signs for Nottingham via the A610 Nuthall Road until you meet the A6514 at Western Boulevard. 
  • Turn right and follow the A6514 ('the ring road south') 
  • Carry straight on at the next roundabout ('the Crown Island') and join Middleton Boulevard 
  • Stay on Middleton Boulevard, which becomes Clifton Boulevard after the Queens Medical Centre. 
  • Turn right for Riverside P&R if you are heading for the Embankment, or Riverside Way Park & Ride, and follow signs for Matchday Parking. 
  • Continue around the ring road, carrying straight on at the Nottingham Knight Island and the Wheatcroft Island until you reach the Gamston Island. 
  • Take the first exit left onto the A6011 ('Radcliffe Road') 
  • Continue along the A6011 following the road as it bends to the right and continue over Lady Bay Bridge. 
  • Follow local signs for matchday parking. 

From the South

  • Leave the M1 at Junction 24 and follow the signs to join the A453 towards Nottingham 
  • After passing through Clifton, continue on the A453 following signs for football and cricket traffic) 
  • Join the A52 eastbound towards Grantham and carry straight on at the Nottingham Knight Island and the Wheatcroft Island until you reach the Gamston Island. 
  • Take the first exit onto the A6011 ('Radcliffe Road') 
  • Continue along the A6011 following the road as it bends to the right and continue over Lady Bay Bridge. 
  • Follow local signs for matchday parking. 

From the East

  • Arrive at the 'Saxondale Island' near Bingham from the A46 or A52 and follow the signposts to join the A52 towards Radcliffe-on-Trent and Nottingham. 
  • Follow the A52 through Radcliffe and continue until you reach the next roundabout ('the Gamston Island')then take the 2nd exit onto the A6011. 
  • Continue along the A6011 following the road as it bends to the right and continue over Lady Bay Bridge. 
  • Follow local signs for matchday parking. 

From the West

  • From the A/M42 follow signs for Nottingham (avoiding the M1) 
  • From the A50 follow signs for Nottingham South 
  • Upon reaching the large roundabout (junction 24 of the M1), take the 2nd exit signposted A453, Nottingham. 
  • After passing through Clifton, continue on the A453 following signs for football and cricket traffic) 
  • Join the A52 eastbound towards Grantham and carry straight on at the Nottingham Knight Island and the Wheatcroft Island until you reach the Gamston Island. 
  • Take the first exit onto the A6011 ('Radcliffe Road') 
  • Continue along the A6011 following the road as it bends to the right and continue over Lady Bay Bridge. 
  • Follow local signs for matchday parking. 

Car Share

Look into opportunities for sharing your car journey with others going to the game to help us reduce the number of cars heading to the ground. Why not register at www.nottinghamshare.com to see whether you can offer a fellow supporter a lift, or save yourself the driving and get picked up?

Matchday Parking

You should be aware that, on a matchday, parking at the ground is considerably limited and priority is given to disabled supporters, coaches, players, match and club officials.

If you plan to drive directly to the stadium then we strongly advise that you:

  • Look into opportunities for sharing your car journey with others going to the game to help us reduce the number of cars heading to the ground.
  • Park in the approved Nottingham Forest FC Car Parks, which are located at:
    • Meadow Lane (Notts County FC) - £3 per car.
    • Victoria Embankment - £4 per car and very limited availability
    • County Hall (Notts County Council) - £4 per car, £12 per minibus and £20 per coach.
    • Cattlemarket Pay & Display - £3 per car
    • Lady Bay Sports Ground (Notts Rugby Club) NG2 5AA - £5 per car.
  • Do not park on residential streets around West Bridgford, since Controlled Parking Zones and residents parking schemes are enforced on a matchday.

Trains

To book your train tickets visit East Midlands Trains

Nottingham Railway station has regular rail services from London, Birmingham, Derby, Leicester, Newark, Grantham, Worksop, Sheffield and Peterborough.

The station itself is roughly a 20-minute walk or ten-minute bus ride from The City Ground, so the chances are you might be able to leave your car at home more easily than you think.

 

Buses and Trams

The City Ground is well served by direct buses on matchdays. A wide range of direct services run to the stops on Victoria Embankment, County Hall and Radcliffe Road which are all within a five-minute walk.

For up to date local travel information go to Greater Nottingham's online journey planner www.triptimes.co.uk to work out bus and tram routes that will get you here in time for kick-off.

You can also get maps, timetables and further information on local bus and tram services at the following websites:

Walking and Cycling

The City Ground is roughly a 20-minute walk from West Bridgford, The Meadows and Nottingham Railway Station, while Gamston and Wilford Hill and the City Centre are roughly 30 minutes on foot. On matchdays it can be quicker to walk to The City Ground from these areas than coming by car because of the amount of traffic around the stadium.

You can get walking directions from your home at www.triptimes.co.uk or using Google Maps and enter the postcode for The City Ground: NG2 5FJ as your destination.

Cycling to the ground is fast, free and will help keep you match fit too. It takes less than 30 minutes to cycle from Beeston to Nottingham Forest and, if you come along the Big Track - Greater Nottingham's traffic-free walking and cycling route that runs along the banks of the River Trent - the great news is there's no traffic at all.

An interactive online map of the Big Track is available here. You can also download cycling maps of Greater Nottingham from here.

Cycle shelters available at The City Ground can be seen below:

East Midlands Airport

If you are travelling to The City Ground from abroad, then we salute your commitment! East Midlands Airport is our nearest airport, 13 miles south west of Nottingham City Centre and easily accessible by most types of transport.

The quickest and cheapest way of getting from the airport to The City Ground is using the Skylink buses which stop at Trent Bridge and run every 30 minutes during the day and every 60 minutes during the night, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

You can get more information on flights to East Midlands Airport, and on getting to and from the airport by clicking here.