THE EFL fixture release day is now just over one week away, and we’re building up to it by taking a look at all the Championship stadiums Albion will be visiting in the new season. Next up alphabetically, Nottingham Forest…
Address: The City Ground, Pavilion Road, Nottingham, NG2 5FJ.
Their home since: 1898.
Previous stadiums: Forest Racecourse (1865-1879); The Meadows (1879-1880); Trent Bridge Cricket Ground (1880-1882); Parkside, Lenton (1882-1885); Gregory, Lenton (1885-1890); Town Ground (1890-1898).
Record attendance at current stadium: 49,946 (versus Manchester United - 28 October 1967).
Pitch dimensions: 102.5m x 67.5m (112yd x 74yd).
Distance from The Hawthorns: 57 miles.
Parking: Matchday parking at the ground is considerably limited, and Forest strongly advise that away supporters park in one of their approved car parks. These are located at; Meadow Lane (Notts County FC, £3 per car), Victoria Embankment (£4 per car, limited availability), County Hall (£5 per car, £12 per minibus, £20 per coach), Cattlemarket Pay & Display (£3 per car) and Lady Bay Sports Ground (£5 per car).
Nearest train station(s): Nottingham Railway Station (0.9 miles from the stadium).
Albion’s first visit to The City Ground: 22 April 1899 - Nottingham Forest 3-0 Albion.
Albion’s last visit to The City Ground: 15 August 2009 - Nottingham Forest 0-1 Albion.
Albion’s record at The City Ground: P58, W20, D13, L25.
Did you know… The City Ground was given its name to mark the city status which was awarded to Nottingham the year before they moved there from the Town Ground.