The City Ground, Nottingham

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The City Ground is a football stadium in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, England, on the banks of the River Trent. It has been home to Nottingham Forest Football Club since 1898, and has 30,445 seats.The stadium was a venue when England hosted Euro 96, and is only three hundred yards away from Meadow Lane, home of Forest's neighbouring club Notts County; the two grounds are the closest professional football stadiums in England and the second-closest in the United Kingdom after the grounds of Dundee and Dundee United. They are located on opposite sides of the River Trent.HistoryNottingham Forest moved to their new ground on 3 September 1898 – 33 years after their formation and six years after election to the Football League.To raise the £3,000 required to finance the move the club asked members, supporters and businessmen to subscribe to "New Ground Scheme" bearer bonds which cost £5 each. Over £2,000 was raised this way.The new ground was called the City Ground. It was only a few hundred yards from the old Town Ground at the opposite end of Trent Bridge, which had been named after the Town Arms pub. Nottingham was granted its Charter as a City in 1897 and it was called the City Ground to commemorate this as the land on which it stands was at that time within the City boundary. In 1952 boundary changes resulted in the ground coming under the local council of West Bridgford rather than the City. Opposite the City Ground, still within the City boundaries, lies Meadow Lane, home of Notts County. The City Ground was wide open on three sides with no protection from the weather but the pitch was one of the finest in the country. This was due to the presence on the committee of J. W. Bardill, a nurseryman whose family firm still exists in Stapleford near Nottingham and whose company was given the task of preparing the pitch.
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  • The pies that is - last Saturday took 15 minutes to eat it, got to say though the pie (steak & kidney) was very good, and better hot than cold :-))))) Great ground and a great win against Middlesborou...  more »
  • City Ground oh mist rolling in from the Trent My desire is always to be here Oh City Ground Come on you reds #nffc  more »
  • The City Ground is one of the old football stadiums in England that still has the feel of belonging to its fans. Its not a commercialized oversized huge stadium. The atmosphere is very good in the Cit...  more »
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  • Only ever been here for a friendly against west brom. Ground is in a nice setting right next to the river, lots of local pubs close to the ground. Ended up in the pub right by the ground in colours too, on a normal match day we would of had 10 bells beaten out of us for trying to enter but the guys allowed us in and we had some banter between us. Only 3 of us Albion fans in there but they made us welcome.
  • Had a season ticket for 4 years in a row now and I'm not planning on breaking my run! Great atmosphere at every game, and best team in the league! You Reds!!
  • Watching the Forest match winning 2-1 but wish they would defend better...Hope they win ..
  • Great experience. Would've been better if Forest had won😂😂😂
  • Not the best team but the atmosphere is amazing

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