The EnviroVent Stadium

Wetherby Road,

Harrogate HG2 7SA

For Rovers fans making the trip to Harrogate on Saturday 12th August, you’ll be going to one of the EFL’s newest members.  Wetherby Road (the Envirovent Stadium) has a capacity of about 5,000.

Away supporters are housed behind the goal in the Myrings Terrace at the eastern end of the ground and along the southern side of the gound in the the EnviroVent Stand (seating) as well as in a section of the EnviroVent Terrace. A total capacity of about 850.

Access for all away supporters is via the South Turnstile. To access the away area of the EnviroVent Terrace, fans need to come through the South Turnstile off the A661 and turn left immediately after entering the ground. Turnstiles open at 1:30pm for Saturday matches.

Harrogate have match day programmes and Supporters can also read the full matchday programme for free online from 24 hours prior to kick off.

Getting There

By Supporters Coach – The easiest way to get there.

For full details of Away Travel: –

Click here: –  FGR Away Travel – Forest Green Rovers Supporters Club (

Book your coach ticket with your match ticket from FGR.

Discount for FGR Supporters Club members. Supporters Club Members need to book by phone to get their discount.

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By phone on 0333 123 1889 Monday to Friday, between 9am and 3pm.

Please try to book as early as you can.

By Train

Going from Gloucester Station would involve an early start, it takes about 4 hours 30 minutes and would generally involve changing at both Birmingham & Leeds.

Returning after the match there is normally an 18:19 train which gets into Gloucester at about 10:00pm with only one change at Leeds but miss that and you would probably be spending the night in Harrogate.

Please check train times carefully before you travel particularly as there is always the risk of strike action.

From Harrogate Station to the Ground

Harrogate Town have agreed a matchday deal with The Harrogate Bus Company – It’s only £2 for adults and £1 for kids on the number 7 which stops right outside the EnviroVent Stadium every 30 minutes. Just show the driver your match ticket.

The station is a 25-minute walk from Wetherby Road. The ground is fairly small so not obvious until you get there.

By Car

From the Stroud area it is roughly 200 miles and, on a good day, would take about 3 hours 30 minutes. Post Code – HG2 7SA.

There can be congestion on the A661.

Car Parking

There is no parking at The EnviroVent Stadium itself but there is street parking available nearby, but local restrictions apply on most of the residential streets immediately around the ground. There are other roads close to the ground where parking is possible, but please be respectful of local residents and ensure that you do not block driveways.

Matchday parking is available at the Cedar Court Hotel (HG1 5AH), just 15 minutes’ walk north of the ground. Available on a first come first served basis, anyone wishing to park at Cedar Court Hotel must book their car in at reception and pay a parking fee. Failure to do so will result in your vehicle being clamped and a fine.

Alternatively, the ground is only a short walk from the Town centre where a number of car parks are available. For more information on parking in Harrogate please CLICK HERE Harrogate Parking | Car Parks – Visit Harrogate

Food and Drink

There is an away kiosk for FGR fans to purchase food and drink . Food inside the ground has been generally praised but you won’t get an alcoholic drink.

There may be long queues for the toilets though as there aren’t enough.

The nearest pub to the ground is the Woodlands (HG2 7AB), which is a short distance back down the A661 Wetherby Road, heading away from town. About a ten-minute walk in the opposite direction along the Wetherby Road heading towards the town centre and just set back from the roundabout is the Empress which also offers food.

If arriving by train, then just off Platform 1 is the Harrogate Tap that has up to 11 real ales on offer.

Harrogate town centre is around a 20-minute walk away from the ground, where there are plenty of pubs to be found including the Winter Gardens on Royal Baths Road, which is a Wetherspoons outlet. Also on Cheltenham Crescent there is a small micropub called the Little Ale House.

How Are They Doing

Season 22/23 Harrogate finished 19th on 52 points, 9 points above the relegation places.

Harrogate are currently in 8th place on 3 points after one game played.

Harrogate 1 Carlisle 0 (EFL Cup) 

Doncaster 0 Harrogate 1   (L2)

One to Watch (Maybe).

Season 22/23 Luke Armstrong was Harrogate’s top scorer with 16 goals and 6 assists having signed for them in 2021.

He was born in Durham and previously played for Cowdenbeath, Middlesbrough and Salford amongst others. His Father is Alun Armstrong the former Ipswich & Middlesbrough footballer and current Darlington manager.

Luke owns a café in his hometown of Wolsingham, County Durham, called ‘No 10’ despite that he wears the number 29 shirt.

Luke is currently the subject of bids from various other clubs so it is possible that he won’t play against FGR.

Muldoon is Harrogate’s top league scorer this season with one goal from a penalty.

Manager and Club History

Simon Weaver became manager of Harrogate Town in May 2009. He is the longest serving EFL manager. Irving Weaver, his property magnate father, then bought the club in 2011. In 2011 the club had sold 7 season tickets for the season (they’re up to nearer 1000 now). At that same time they only narrowly managed to escape relegation from the National League North due to financial irregularities elsewhere.

Three years ago they became a full-time professional team, and in May 2018 won promotion to the National League by beating Brackley Town 3-0 in the play-off final.

Two years later, in August 2020, Harrogate were in the National League play-offs after the season was curtailed. They went on to beat Notts County 3-1 in the final at Wembley and won promotion to the EFL for the first time in their history – the EFL’s newest member!

A new stand had to be built to increase capacity to 5000 and bring their Wetherby Road ground (the Envirovent Stadium) up to EFL standards. They played their first few EFL home games at Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium while their own synthetic 3G pitch was being replaced with grass.

Harrogate Town have been around for over 100 years (since 1914) but, until recently, have always played non-league football. Harrogate are known as the ‘Town’ or the ‘Sulphurites’ due to the town’s famous sulphur springs. That is probably why their shirts are yellow with a blue away strip.

Josh March

Rovers Connections

Ex FGR Josh March, now Stevenage, was signed by Harrogate (14 appearances) on loan from Rovers (75 appearances).  Josh scored several times for Harrogate during his stay in Yorkshire.

Harrogate-born Liam Kitching, now Barnsley, played for Harrogate (43 appearances) on loan from his then parent club Leeds before he joined FGR (44 appearances).

Liam Kitching 

Harrogate signed an ex-Burnley goalkeeper called Lewis Thomas during summer 2023.

This is a different Lewis Thomas from the goalkeeper who played for FGR.


The Harrogate mascot is an Alligator called Harry Gator – see what they have done there.

To set your mind at rest; alligators are not a native species of Yorkshire.

Harrogate – Things To Do

Harrogate is in North Yorkshire, just east of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. For 3 consecutive years (2013-2015) polls voted the town “the happiest place to live in Britain”, not sure what then changed in 2016. The spa waters helped to establish Harrogate as a tourist destination and a very wealthy town. It is generally considered to be the most expensive place to live in the North of England.

Places to Visit

Harrogate Facts

  • Harrogate 1982 hosted the Eurovision Song Contest which was won by Germany with UK’s entry Bardo coming 7th with ‘One Step Further’.
  • Charles Dickens said,‘Harrogate is the queerest place with the strangest people in it, leading the oddest lives of dancing, newspaper reading and dining.’.
  • Agatha Christie went missing in 1926 and turned up in Harrogate at the Old Swan Hotel.
  • The First Stage of the 2014 Tour De France ended at Harrogate.
  • Harrogate spa water contains iron, sulphur and common salt.
  • ‘Years and Years’ singer Ollie Alexander was born in Harrogate but brought up in Gloucestershire.

What Are They Thinking

Unofficial Harrogate Fans Forum – Harrogate Town FC Forum (