Driving down Sudmeadow Road and turning left into Meadow Park I felt a bit confused, everything was there but not where I remembered it. They were also runners-up in the League Cup, going down 1–2 to Wealdstone, who included future England captain Stuart Pearce in their ranks. These amended plans were approved by Gloucester City Council in May 2019.[41]. The Complete Record of Gloucester City AFC 1883–2009. After the war City rejoined the Southern League and went on to become the league's longest serving members. [13][14] Furthermore, the club was forced to play home games outside Gloucestershire for the first time in their history. The first competitive game at New Meadow Park was on 6 October 2020 as City hosted Kettering Town in a behind closed doors league game with City running away 3-1 winners and the honour of first competitive goal at the new stadium going to Alex Whittle. During this era the club was noted as 'The Gloucestrians' and 'The Citizens' in local media. On this day, the club also released revised plans for the new stadium. Gloucester's first competitive game in October 1889 was a Gloucestershire FA Junior Challenge Cup 1st Round tie beating Clifton Association Reserves 10–0 at Budding's Field.[3]. To add to the upturn, on the field Burns' young team upset a lot of the more fancied challengers and reached the quarter finals of the FA Trophy. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. City return to a Gloucester which has changed without measure, it feels like the right time to be back. The club had played at Meadow Park since 1986. Founded 1883 Address Sudmeadow Road, Hempsted GL2 5HS Gloucester, Gloucestershire Country England Phone +44 (1452) 421 400 E-mail contact@gloucestercityafc.com. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. The plans were for a "Category A" 4,000 capacity stadium. Outline planning was submitted to Gloucester City Council in June 2014. As the season climaxed, the Tuesday before the end of the season Gloucester City had needed to beat VS Rugby at home to go top of the table, but could only manage a 2–2 draw, so it was all on the last day of the season at the Victoria Ground, the home of Bromsgrove Rovers. These amended plans were approved by Gloucester City Council in May 2019.[41].

The club finished 18th in its maiden Conference North season. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. The club secured promotion after a playoff final win against Farnborough. The club secured promotion after a playoff final win against Farnborough. A combination of a lack of insurance due to previous flooding, this was the third time in seventeen years that the stadium had been flooded, and contamination by sewage water, the club had no choice but to abandon the ground for the foreseeable future. In a controversial decision, the F.A. Chris Burns resigned as manager in January 2006, Neil Mustoe took over as caretaker-manager until the permanent appointment of Tim Harris from Merthyr Tydfil was made.