The Bantams are on the road this afternoon for Mark Hughes’ first away game in charge, travelling to The New Lawn stadium to face league leaders Forest Green.
We have compiled a handy Away Day Guide - packed full of useful information ahead of the 3.00pm contest!
The New Lawn
ABOUT THE GROUND
The New Lawn is the world’s first vegan football ground, boasting a wide range of animal produce-free food and drinks.
It has been FGR’s home since 2006, following their move from The Lawn Ground, but it is expected to be replaced by a new ground with plans having been laid out for an all-seater stadium.
The ground comprises four stands and has a capacity of 5,147, of which 2,000 are seated.
The New Lawn stadium boasts the first solar powered lawn mower in English football. The Etesia Robot Mower, or ‘Mow Bot’, uses GPS technology to move around the pitch without human intervention.
City supporters will be able to PAY ON THE DAY this afternoon - with ticket prices to increase by an extra £1.
Tickets will be available from the main ticket office at Forest Green, along with tickets which are yet to be collected, having been purchased.
Over 600 City supporters are already set to make the trip - with only uncovered standing admission remaining available.
To read full details on matchday admission, please CLICK HERE.
Admission prices are as follows:
*Under-11s are admitted free of charge with a paying Adult. There is no limit on how many under-11s can accompany one paying Adult.
Forest Green are running a ‘park and ride’ facility from the A46, just outside of Nailsworth, through a company called Renishaw.
The first bus will leave the facility at 12:30pm, and subsequent buses will run every 15-20 minutes after.
The last return bus will run at 5.45pm and the cost of the service is £3 per car, payable by card or contactless only.
ENTERTAINMENT AND REFRESHMENTS
To drink: The New Lawn boasts an ‘Away Fan Zone’, open for the very first time this afternoon, fit with its very own BrewDog beer truck.
It will be open to City supporters before and after the clash, with a wide range of BrewDog beers available.
To read about the Away Fan Zone, please CLICK HERE.
To eat: New Lawn has one of the most impressive and unique matchday menus in the country.
All food served at the stadium is vegan, and unique options such fajitas are available alongside the usual pies, burgers and chips.
By car: If you are driving the 191-mile journey, you should start on the M606 and head West towards the M62.
Follow the M62 to Warrington, where you should join the m6 southbound and follow it until you reach the M1.
Continue South on the M1, joining the M5 until you reach Gloucester. Take the exit onto the A419 and follow it to Dudbridge Road. Turn right at the end of the road onto the A46.
Continue along the A46 until you reach Stroud Road, before turning right at Spring Hill. Follow the road to Smiths Way and you will arrive at the ground.
By train: There are train stations in Stroud and Gloucester, and a half-hourly bus service will take you from the station to the ground.
You need to catch the No.63 bus to the New Lawn Stadium.
A wet afternoon could be in store for supporters, with temperatures of 12°C expected alongside a day of showers.