It is the home grounds for Nottingham Forest Football Club since 1898, making City Ground one of the oldest venues to be adopted by a top English league club. Most football clubs had to expand their venues or develop a new one to meet the minimum required seating quota; the 30 000 capacity at City Ground, however, meant that Nottingham Forest could stay at its home venue after the new rules in the early 90s. Its international debut was made during the Euro 96 championship, where the teams playing in group D took their matches at City Ground.
The stadium overlooks a beautiful view of the River Trent in Nottingham city centre. In fact it is a mere 20 minute walk heading South-East from the train station. If driving, you want to exit the M1 on junction 26 heading to Nottingham city centre. The stadium is just off the A6011. Parking is available for all ticket holders on match days.
If you are looking to grab some grub before a match don’t leave it last minute but book yourself a table at one of the restaurants around City Ground. To make it easier for you Go dine has a list of places to eat near City Ground within a 15 mile radius just on this page. We're here to help you find restaurants near City Ground, offering you everything from the flavours you most desire. Have a browse of the reviews of places to eat close to City Ground and once you've made your decision, you can book a table online for free. If you'd like to venture further, have a look at our regional pages for the great restaurants in Nottingham.
Did you know that City Ground is a mere 300 yards away from local rivals Notts County Football Club at Meadow Lane making them the two closest professional football stadiums in the UK?