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A Posh Guide to the City Ground

A Posh Guide to the City Ground


Ahead of Peterborough United`s visit to Nottingham Forest on Boxing Day, Vital Posh looks at the ground we will be visiting plus parking, train info and drinking / eating recommendations.

The Stadium

The City Ground is the proud stadium on once mighty Nottingham Forest. It has an all seated capacity of 30,576.

Sitting on the south bank of the River Trent, it resides just one mile from Nottingham City Centre.

The ground had both ends re-developed in the 1990`s. One of the stands in the ground is named after their most famous manager…Brian Clough. Away fans are housed in the Bridgford Stand.

Nottingham Forest - The City Ground
Address: The City Ground, Nottingham, NG2 5FJ
Year Ground Opened: 1898
Nickname: The Reds
Shirt Sponsors: Victor chandler
Home Colours: Red and White
Posh to City Ground: 56 miles



Away Supporters

Up to 4,750 away supporters can be housed in the lower tier of the Bridgford Stand.

It provides a good view and with an element of Forest fans close to the away end providing banter, it usually adds up to a good atmosphere.

Be warned if you like to stand up…it has been known for Forest stewards to throw fans out for standing up during the game!

Parking

If you plan to drive, please note, there is very limited parking at the ground with the majority of spaces reserved for away coaches, disabled, match officials and club officials.

Suggested places to park are:

Nottingham Forest FC Car Parks:-
- Meadow Lane (Notts County Ground) - £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.



Matchday Directions:

If you are travelling to the ground under your own steam, 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 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 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 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.

If you are using a sat-nag, the postcode is NG2 5FJ.


Train

Vital Posh could find NO TRAINS TRAVELLING FROM PETERBOROUGH TO NOTTINGHAM on Boxing Day!!

Drinking & Eating

Nearly all pubs near to the ground are for home fans only. Possibly the nearest bar that caters for away fans is the nearby Meadow Lane Sports Bar based at the Notts County Football ground…a mere 5 minute walk from the City Ground.

There is also the Nottingham Rowing Club nearby which usually allows away fans in at a charge of £1.

The city centre is about a 10 minute walk from the ground and you will be able to find a few places to visit. The Olde Trip To Jerusalem, The Castle (in Castle Street), Salutation Inn (on Hounds Gate), and The Round House (in Royal Standard Place) should all be open.

One other pub which may be open as normal is the Canalhouse which surprisingly sits alongside the canal and it even has part of canal inlet running through the inside of the pub! It also gets a mention in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.

PLEASE NOTE, THAT AS THIS IS BOXING DAY, THE 'USUAL` PLACES TO DRINK AND PARK MAY NOT BE OPEN.


Enjoy your day out - UP THE POSH

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