Rodney Parade,
Rodney Road,
NP19 0UU

Newport football club share the stadium with Newport RFC and Newport Gwent Dragons.

It claims to be the second oldest football stadium in the country, behind Preston’s Deepdale.

Getting There

On Arrival

Away fans visiting Rodney Parade are located in the Bisley Stand you enter Bisley stand via Gate 6 which is located on Corporation Road.  

The entrance Gate 6, to the away supporters’ section is at the opposite end of the stadium to the home areas and is accessed along Corporation Road (so no need to go through the main stadium entrance). It is poorly signposted and is a small pathway situated in-between some residential houses. There are a couple of blue poles that mark the entrance. 

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.

Coach departure times, ticket prices etc. – Tickets & Travel: Newport County | WE ARE FGR

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

Click – Tickets | WE ARE FGR

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

Please try to book as early as you can.

By Train

Normally this would be one of the easiest grounds to get to by train from the Stroud area – normally less than an hour from Gloucester Station with no changes – but as it is a Boxing Day match probably not, services may be limited or non-existent.

The nearest train station to Rodney Parade is Newport (Gwent).  It is not far away from the ground and should take less than 10 minutes to walk.

Please check train times before you travel particularly as it is a Bank Holiday and there is always the risk of strike action.

From Station to the Ground

Leave the train station via the entrance/exit at “Platform 1”.
Cross the road (so that you are outside Admiral Insurance) and turn left.
Follow the pavement.  It will eventually curve left (past Delilah’s Café and Bar).  This will bring you out near the Market Arcade and Popadom’s Indian Restaurant.
Turn left and follow the road to the end.
At the end of the road, you will see a staircase on your right.  Go down the stairs and through the underpass which will bring you out at Clarence Street Bridge.
Go over the bridge and take your first right onto Rodney Road.

By Bus

Rodney Parade is close to a number of bus stops.  To find your best route, please visit Newport Bus: Remember it is Boxing Day so services may be limited or non-existent.

By Car

Postcode: NP19 0UU

From the Stroud area it is about 45 miles and, on a good day, should take less than an hour.

‘Newport’ is the most common place name in UK so make sure you are heading to the correct one.

From the East:
Take Junction 25a from the M4
Take 1st Exit off Roundabout onto Heidenheim Way
Take 1st Exit off Flyover
Take 2nd Exit off Roundabout
at Next Roundabout take 1st Exit across River Usk
at Next Traffic Lights bear Right onto Chepstow Road
Take 1st Right onto Cedar Road
Take 1st Right onto Corporation Road
Take 1st Left onto Grafton Road
Rodney Parade is on your Left.

Car Parking

There are several public car parks in the City Centre within a short walking distance of Rodney Parade.  Click Here – Where To Park | Newport City Council

There is also plenty of parking on the streets near the stadium – please be aware of local parking restrictions though. Oddly these sometimes apply to one side of a road but not the other so do check.

Food and Drink

Inside the Ground – Rodney Parade Away Stand has a bar situated within the Bisley Stand and a burger van situated just inside the entrance. Please note that these are card only.

Rodney Parade has accessible toilets and baby changing facilities available in the away end.

Pubs – Generally, the area around the ground is not particularly great – along Corporation Road is the Excelsior Club which does allow in away fans, shows televised sports and is family friendly. There is a Wetherspoon pub on Chepstow Road called the Godfrey Morgan. This spacious pub is only a 10-minute walk from the away turnstiles. The pub has the added benefit that along Chepstow Road there are a number of food outlets including a couple of fish and chip shops and a Greggs Bakery.

The city centre is a 10 to 15-minute walk away where there are plenty of pubs to be found including three more Wetherspoons outlets. Two of these the John Wallace Linton in Cambrian Road and the Queen’s Hotel in Bridge Street are located quite close to the railway station.

The Kingsway Shopping Centre in Newport City Centre.  It’s just over the bridge from the Rodney Parade. There are a wide variety of retail outlets, coffee shops and restaurants.

How Are They Doing?

Season 22/23 Newport finished 15th with 57 points.

Currently they are in 17th place with 26 points.

December Results

Wrexham 2 Newport 0

Newport 1 Grimsby 1

Barnet  1  Newport 4 (FA Cup)

Tranmere 2  Newport 1

Newport 1 Barnet 1 (FA Cup)

One to Watch

Omar Bogle

Omar Bogle joined Newport in 2022 and was their top scorer in season 22/23 with 17 goals and 2 assists. Originally from the Midlands Omar has played for more than 10 teams in his career including Solihull Moors, Grimsby, Wigan, Doncaster, Charlton & Hartlepool. Omar played once for England C team in 2014.

Welsh born Will Evans, who had been a youth at Shrewsbury, was signed from Bala Town in May 22.

Top Scorers – Will Evans – 13 goals, Omar Bogle 8 goals, Shane Mcloughlin 5.


Graham Coughlan

Originally from Dublin Graham Coughlan played for a variety of teams including Livingston, Plymouth, Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham, Shrewsbury & Southend.

Graham began his managerial career at League One Bristol Rovers in 2018, initially as caretaker, with Rovers in the League One relegation zone in December when he took charge. During his caretaker spell, Graham earned 10 points from a possible 15 which lifted his team out of the bottom four and led to him being given the job on a permanent basis, and he guided Rovers to safety with a 15th-place finish. Bristol Rovers started the 2019-20 season well under Coughlan’s tutelage, rising to 4th after a 2-1 win at Ipswich in what was Graham’s final game in charge of the Gas.

Graham then joined Mansfield in December 2019, to be closer to the family home in Yorkshire, and led the Stags to League Two safety at the conclusion of the 2019-20 campaign. In October 2020, Mansfield Town confirmed they had parted ways with Coughlan, after a poor start to the season.

Graham spent some time as a coach at Sheffield United’s Under-23s before his return to first-team management with Newport County in October 2022.

Rovers Connections

Jamille Matt

 Jamille Matt, now Walsall, played 76 times for Newport before joining FGR where he played 98 matches scoring 36 goals. Jamille captained FGR to the L2 Championship.

Aaron Collins, now Bristol Rovers, was born in Newport and played 20 times for his hometown team. He played for FGR 72 times, scoring 14 goals.

One of the most exciting matches played at TNL was the playoff semi-final with Newport in May 2021 which despite FGR winning 4-3 ended in heart break with Newport winning 5-4 on aggregate. Both Matt & Collins scored against their old club.

Forest Grn 4 – 3 Newport – Match Report & Highlights (

Aaron Collins (right).

Jonny Maxted during his time at FGR.

Goalkeeper Jonny Maxted – Super Ted -played for FGR 20 times 2015 -16. In July 23 he joined Newport.

Ryan Inniss made 24 appearances and scored one goal for Newport while on loan from Crystal Palace between August 19 and July 20.

David Pipe is now part of Newport coaching team – he will probably be in the dug out wearing a backwards baseball cap. He played for FGR 2014-16 making 66 appearances and scoring 1 goal. He was the FGR captain. His last appearance for FGR was the Conference Play off final defeat to Grimsby at Wembley in May 2016.

David Pipe playing for FGR.

Club History

Newport is one of only 3 EFL clubs that are majority owned by their fans (Exeter City and AFC Wimbledon are the others).  Newport had spent most of their time in the 3rd tier since they joined in 1921.  But they were relegated from the 3rd tier in 1987 and then finished bottom of the 4th tier in 1988 which meant they were relegated to the Conference, ending their 60-year stay in the EFL.  The following year they went out of business and were expelled from the Conference for failing to fulfil their fixtures.

A group of supporters then reformed the club, and they were admitted into the Hellenic League (4 divisions below the EFL).  It was at this time that they became known as The Exiles as they were unable to play at their Newport home and had to play their fixtures in various locations in England including Gloucester City & Moreton in the Marsh, Gloucestershire. This is why Newport still have some supporters from the Gloucestershire area.  Since then, Newport have been on a steady upward trajectory and, though it was a long haul, they finally made their way back into the EFL at the start of the 2013/14 season.  The club crest reflects the fact that they were formed in 1912 and re-born in 1989.

Newport County fans are known as the ‘Amber Army’ and, if you wondered where the ‘County’ came from, they were originally known as The Newport & Monmouth County Association Football Club, which got shortened.

Newport Mascot

What Are They Thinking

Images of Rodney Parade.

Newport – Things To Do

As it is Boxing Day, please check opening times before visiting any of these: –