Nottingham Forest: City Ground returned to full 30,445 capacity

City Ground
The attendance for Nottingham Forest's opening game of the season against Burton Albion was 23,012

Nottingham Forest's City Ground has been restored to its full 30,445 capacity following a safety review by Nottinghamshire County Council.

The council had reduced the capacity to zero in July as the club did not have a safety certificate holder at the time.

"We're pleased with the progress that has been made," Robert Fisher, the council's group manager for Emergency Planning and Registration, said.

A crowd of 23,012 attended Forest's 4-3 win against Burton Albion on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Forest head coach Philippe Montanier says his side will need to play "the perfect game" to get a result at Brighton on Friday.

"Brighton are one of the best teams in the league. It's a good challenge for us in our first away game," he told BBC Radio Nottingham.

"They are a very dangerous team because they can defend very well but with the ball they are very skilful.

"To have a good result over there we need to play the perfect game. They have very good organisation and good technical level with the ball. They attack in numbers."

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