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Cambridge United FC, The Abbey Stadium, Newmarket Road, Cambridge CB5 8LN

Visiting supporters are allocated tickets either in the all-seated South Stand with a capacity of 1,500, or in the South Habbin Terrace which has a capacity of 1,000.

Entrances to both stands are located on Coldhams Common which supporters can access either from Newmarket Road or Coldhams Lane. From the club shop, head back out on to Newmarket Road, turn left and then turn left again to walk down the foot path and enter at the far end of the ground.

Disabled persons’ facilities:

If you require disabled parking please call the Club on 01223 566 500.

Full details of facilities:

https://www.cambridge-united.co.uk/club/club-policies/disability-policy/

How to get there:

By Road:

From the South: M11 to Junction 14, then turn east along the A14 dual carriageway.

From the North: A14 from Huntingdon, then turn east along the A14 dual carriage way.

Exit the A14 at the fourth junction (situated east of Cambridge), up the slip road to the roundabout (signposted Stow-Cum-Quy). Turn right onto the A1303, and return westwards towards Cambridge. Go straight over the first roundabout, passing Marshall Airport to the left. Go straight over two sets of traffic lights to a roundabout. The floodlights can be seen from here and McDonald's is on the right.

Turn left onto the ring road. Turn right at the first roundabout (a large Sainsbury's is on the left here) and go along Coldham's Lane. After half a mile, immediately after the traffic lights turn right into Coldham's Road before the railway bridge.

Car Parking:

There is no on-site car parking available at the Abbey Stadium. Parking is limited to side streets. The Club advises use of the match-day park and ride service.

By Park and Ride:

From the Newmarket Road Park & Ride. There is a special £2.50 return bus ticket to and from the ground. The ticket is valid for one passenger only. However, if travelling with children, the normal £3 Park & Ride ticket is also available to purchase, allowing children under the age of 16 to travel free with one fee-paying adult.

Ahead of the 3pm kick-off, football fans can catch any of the regular Park & Ride buses heading into the city centre, which will all be stopping at the ground. On the return leg, there will be a dedicated bus waiting in the layby outside the stadium at 4.45pm, to take fans back to the Park & Ride.

By Bus:

A Citibus C3 bus stops within a few yards of the ground (Ditton Walk stop) on Newmarket road and runs from Cambridge Railway Station and through the city centre every ten minutes during the day, and at longer intervals in the evenings.

By Train:

Cambridge Station:

Cambridge Rail station is located in the city centre and is a 25-30 minute walk from the ground. Walk away from the station along Station Road and take the first right (Tenison Road). Take the first right again (Devonshire Road), follow this round to the left, up to the next junction. Turn right again onto Mill Road. Walk over the railway bridge, then take the third left (Sedgewick Street). Follow this road, pass a set of traffic calming barriers, and shops (at this point you are in Cromwell Road) to a T-junction (Coldham's Lane). Ahead of you should be a large field (Coldham's Common). Go into this field and follow a path under the railway bridge to the away turnstiles.

Cambridge North:

There is also Cambridge North Station nearby in Chesterton. However, not every train stops there and it is approximately a 30 minute walk to the ground.

Coming out of Cambridge North Station, turn to the left and walk through the Bike Parking area and onto the Cycle/Footpath running parallel with the train tracks. This leads to a cul-de-sac called Moss Bank. On exiting Moss Bank, turn right on Fen Road. Continue straight on Fen Road (and later Water Street) for about half a mile until you reach the Green Dragon Pub. At the pub, cross the river via the footbridge and then cross over Stourbridge Common to join Oyster Row and Garlic Row. At the end of Garlic Row you will join Newmarket Road. Turn left, cross over the railway lines and you will see the stadium on your right.

Where to Drink:

There is a Supporters’ Club at the ground that normally allows in away supporters. The club charges a £2 entrance fee and also serves food.

There is little choice for away fans in the way of a pre-match pint near the ground. Along Newmarket Road, going to towards the city centre, is the Wrestlers pub, which also offers Thai food. Otherwise it may be better to drink in the centre of Cambridge.

From the ground, walk for just over a mile (approx. 20 minutes) down Newmarket Road then take a left into East Road (A603). Just past KFC on the right is Dover Street and here, well tucked away, is a little gem of a pub, The Tram Depot CB1 1DY with some off-street parking nearby.  It is a character pub offering a broad selection of beers and lagers, with meals and snacks. However, the pub prefers that you keep team colours covered.

Where to Eat:

There are Tea Bars located at the rear of both the South Stand and South Habbin Stand, serving hot food including hot dogs, beef and chicken burgers, chips and pies, with hot and cold drinks, chocolate bars and bags of crisps also available. There is also an additional catering unit to the left of the South Stand which away supporters will find immediately to their right once entering the turnstiles. The Club advises away supporters that roughly £5 to £6 should cover the cost of an item of hot food and a drink.

'Mr Chippy' on Newmarket Road is a few minutes’ walk in the direction of the city centre (turning left from the front of the ground). Ten minutes’ walk in the other direction is a McDonald’s.

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42 minutes ago, longtimeblue said:

Got a mate in Cambridge so two birds and stoned for me. 

Sounds like a good weekend :banana3:

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18 hours ago, longtimeblue said:

Saw us win 3-1 there many moons ago. Got a mate in Cambridge so two birds one stone for me. 

 

Sounds like the sequel to this video my mate told me about...

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Got 2 tickets going spare for this if anyone wants them. 

 

Edited: now gone. 

Edited by rosa

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Can’t believe we’ve sold over 350 for what is effectively a meaningless mid table league 2 game 

 

...our away support is truly brilliant, imagine what it would be like if we ever have a promotion push again!

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4 minutes ago, Ritchierich said:

Can’t believe we’ve sold over 350 for what is effectively a meaningless mid table league 2 game 

 

...our away support is truly brilliant, imagine what it would be like if we ever have a promotion push again!

And there will be a number more who, like me and a couple of mates, turn up on the day. Fully expect 400+ on the day. That South Stand should be bouncing. 😎

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1 hour ago, rosa said:

Got 2 tickets going spare for this if anyone wants them. 

 

1 hour ago, rosa said:

Got 2 tickets going spare for this if anyone wants them. 

 

 

Do you still have these Rosa?

 

How much do you want for them?

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Just now, mcgoo_84 said:

 

 

 

Do you still have these Rosa?

 

How much do you want for them?

Aye. They're @24hoursfromtulsehill's so it's up to him whether he wants the full £40 for them. 

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Will be a late call but no mention of POTD on the official site. 

 

Surely  this isn't all ticket?

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8 minutes ago, Dave_Og said:

Will be a late call but no mention of POTD on the official site. 

 

Surely  this isn't all ticket?

No mention of it being All Ticket so would imagine it is PotD 😀

Last two home games:

v Tranmere Attendance: 4,872 (629) result 0-0

v Port Vale Attendance: 4,193 (311) result 1-0

 

Good Away following from the tramps.  Both tight games from the score line. 🤔

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20 hours ago, Dave_Og said:

Will be a late call but no mention of POTD on the official site. 

 

Surely  this isn't all ticket?

 

Its Pay on the day with a £2 increase

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Looks pretty much like no beer in the ground, anyone confirm or deny?

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WHAT? 

 

There might be more tickets about to become available. 

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2 hours ago, leeslover said:

Looks pretty much like no beer in the ground, anyone confirm or deny?

 

5 minutes ago, rosa said:

WHAT? 

 

There might be more tickets about to become available. 

 

From the ground guide:

There is a supporters club at the ground itself, that normally allows in away supporters, except for high profile games. The club charges a £2 entrance fee and also serves food. However as you would expect on matchdays it gets rather busy and sometimes has to turn away fans because it is full.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, rosa said:

WHAT? 

 

There might be more tickets about to become available. 

2 hours ago, leeslover said:

Looks pretty much like no beer in the ground, anyone confirm or deny?

 

This from 2 years ago suggests that there may be beer. Not sure and may have changed since.

 

https://www.the92.net/news-blog/international-break-at-the-abbey-stadium/#.XIJgUTD7RaQ 

 

Looks like there could be a decent run of pubs from the hotel to the ground. Missing the match may not be a bad idea :grin: 

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32 minutes ago, TheBigDog said:

 

 

From the ground guide:

There is a supporters club at the ground itself, that normally allows in away supporters, except for high profile games. The club charges a £2 entrance fee and also serves food. However as you would expect on matchdays it gets rather busy and sometimes has to turn away fans because it is full.

 

 

Presumed that's outside though, I'm talking about somewhere to have a drink for about half an hour during the match 

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4 minutes ago, leeslover said:

Presumed that's outside though, I'm talking about somewhere to have a drink for about half an hour during the match 

 

But then you’ll miss some of the game...😉

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4 minutes ago, TheBigDog said:

 

But then you’ll miss some of the game...😉

And be numbed to the rest of it...

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