Ground Guide to Nottingham Forest

Huddersfield Town story posted by Sean Makin on 05/08/2005
Tomorrow is the start of the new season for all football league clubs and their fans up and down the country and our club Huddersfield Town visit the City Ground home to favourites Nottingham Forest.Ground Guide to Nottingham Forest

What is the ground like?

The City Ground is a 30,602 all seated stadium. Sitting on the banks of the River Trent the ground looks quality from the outside and is quite impressive inside too having being redeveloped during the 1990?s. At one end of the ground is the Bridgford Stand which houses the away fans in the lower tier, I have been told that it?s a bit odd because one third of the stand was built lower than the rest due to a local Council planning requirement to allow sunlight through to houses in nearby Colwick Road! Opposite the Bridgford Stand is the Trent End is the most recent addition to this ground.
The Trent End is a large two-tiered stand that looks impressive. One unusual feature about this stand is that running across the middle are a number of rows of seating enclosed within a covered shaded glass area. On one side there is another smart two-tiered stand with executive boxes in between. Once called the Executive Stand this has since been renamed the Brian Clough Stand in honour of their greatest manager. Facing this is a smaller and much older Main Stand that now looks quite tired in the company of its shiny new neighbours.
Future development could see the City Ground increase its capacity to 40,000.

What is it like for the visitors?

Up to 4,750 away fans can be accommodated in the lower tier of the Bridgford Stand, where the facilities and the view of the action are good. Some say that the odd object has known to be thrown by some so-called Forest supporters from the upper tier of this stand and also don?t be surprised if the stewards keep asking you to sit down if you stand in seated areas but this is only hearsay. But the good news is that away fans can really make some noise from this stand.

Where to drink

Larwood & Voce is recommended which is about five minutes away from the away end on Fox Road (Off Radcliffe Road). The Stratford Haven which is down the road from Larwood & Voce is also recommended .

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