My Trip to see the “The City Ground” football stadium in Nottingham
On our visit to the English city of Nottingham, we couldn’t miss one of the historic football stadiums, the City Ground, home to one of the city’s team, Nottingham Forest.
In our prepared trip, we had a guide that informed us of each of the places that we had to visit, with this stadium it was not going to be different, he told us very interesting things, such as all its history.
The City Ground has been Nottingham Forest’s stadium since the end of the 19th century, more specifically, since 1898. The capacity it has is approximately 30,000 spectators, this is because it was one of the venues for the European Championship in England in 1996, as a stadium for some matches of Group D.
Before that date, Nottingham Forest had another stadium, so the team had to take some measures to get the necessary money to proceed with its transfer, these measures are the so-called New Ground Scheme vouchers, something that thanks to the fans they got. The name of the stadium was due to the commemoration of the newly released status that the city acquired. However, the stadium is outside the limits of that city.
In the mid-1950s, it had to be renovated to add a new part, the East Stand grandstand, this grandstand added the capacity of an additional 2,000 spectators to the stadium. It opened in a match against another historic team from England, Manchester United. In this match, the ball was signed by the two teams to be inserted into the club museum.
The main stand was reformed in 1965, although in 1968 it was destroyed by fire in a match against Leeds United. There were around 30,000 people inside, but luckily no one was injured. The fire started in the locker room after the break, the structure of this stadium is made of wood, so it burned very quickly.
The team had to change stadiums during the time it took to fix everything. Of course, all the trophies that Nottingham Forest had won so far had to be regretted.
Subsequently, in the late 70s and early 80s, they managed to win two European Cups, where they earned good money that helped the Executive Stand to be built with a capacity for about 10,000 people. He changed his name to The Brian Clough Stand, after being retired as a coach.
At the beginning of the 90s, another of the stands, the Bridgford Stand, was reformed, increasing its capacity to 7,000 spectators.
Therefore, the view of the City Ground Stadium has been one of the best places for fans to enjoy one of the historic stadiums.
There, you will be able to visit the museum, the renovated changing rooms, as well as all the history that each of the stands has until their last reform in 1996. In addition to knowing everything related to the history of the club and its successes both in national competitions, as in continental competitions such as the European Cup.
Here’s the directions from The City Ground to our Unit at NG2 3BX