Away guide | Nottingham Forest
Swansea City travel to the City Ground on Saturday to face Nottingham Forest in the penultimate game of the season. Here is a handy away guide for Jacks planning to make the trip to the East Midlands.
Please note, that due to the Ospreys match taking place at the Swansea.com Stadium on Saturday, there will be no parking at the ground for Swansea City supporters. Coaches will also be leaving from Rossi's rather than club car parks.
Nottingham Forest vs Swansea City
Date: Saturday, April 30 (3pm)
Address: The City Ground, Nottingham, NG2 5FJ
Distance from the Swansea.com Stadium: 148 mi
Around 2,000 away fans can be seated in the lower tier of the Bridgford Stand (towards the Brian Clough Stand). The facilities are good and the view is pretty good too. However, the concourse can be quite tight if there is a large away following.
The City Ground is fairly easy to access by road and can be reached by leaving the M4 at either junction 24 (from the South) or 26 (from the North) of the M1. The stadium is well signposted. Set your sat nav for NG2 5FJ.
Parking near the ground is limited and away supporters can park at Meadow Lane Stadium, where Notts County are opening an away supporter’s bar pre-game, or Nottingham Rugby Club.
Alternatively, supporters can use Clifton South park and ride, which is signposted when leaving the M1 at the above junctions. The journey into the stadium is by tram and supporters can receive a discounted rate by showing their match ticket. This journey takes around 15 minutes and trams leave Clifton South roughly every 10 minutes.
You can also use Nottingham City Council car parks such as Eastcroft depot or there is a matchday car park on the Victoria Embankment (located near Trent Bridge), which is a five-minute walk from the stadium.
Nottingham Station is the closest station to the ground and is a 20-minute walk or 10-minute bus journey.
A number of bus routes stop near the ground with services 5-11 highlighted as the most likely to provide pick-up and drop-off near the stadium. For detailed bus timetables, supporters can check www.nctx.co.uk.
A taxi from the train station to the ground usually costs somewhere in the region of £6.
Most of the pubs close to The City Ground are designated as home fans only, however, there are a couple that welcome away fans.
The bar which comes most recommended is The Broken Wheelbarrow which is located at Nott County’s Meadow Lane Stadium. It’s an away fan friendly lounge bar which shows live sports and is a 10-minute walk from The City Ground.
The Nottingham Rowing Club (NG2 5FA) and The Stratford Haven (NG2 6BA) are generally happy to house away supporters too. Alternatively, the city centre is a short walk away – some bars in the town may only permit home fans and all supporters should respect the wishes of the individual establishments.