Cambridge United

Contacts:

Address Abbey Stadium, Newmarket Road, Cambridge CB5 8LN
Telephone No. 01223 566 500
Fax No. 01223 729 220
Official Website http://www.Cambridge-United.co.uk
Twitter Site https://twitter.com/cambridgeutdfc
Club Forum http://boards.footymad.net/forum.php?tno=117

 

Miscellaneous:

Ground Facilities Club house, club shop
Capacity 9,617 (4,376 Seated)
Home Kit

Amber & Black striped shirts, Black shorts, Amber socks

Away Kit

Light Blue shirts with Blue Trim, Light Blue shorts, Light Blue socks

 

Directions:

By Road
From the North:
Take the A1 and A14 to Cambridge, heading towards Newmarket. Turn off onto the B1047 sign posted for Cambridge Airport. At the top of the slip road turn right towards Fen Ditton. Go through Fen Ditton until you reach a T Junction, where at the traffic lights you turn right into Newmarket Road. Go straight across the roundabout (there is a McDonalds on one corner) and you will come to Abbey Stadium on your left hand side.

From the South:
Take the M11 to Junction 14 and then join the A14 towards Newmarket. Turn off onto the B1047 sign posted for Cambridge Airport. Then as North.

From the West:
Take the A428 to Cambridge, then join the A14, heading towards Newmarket. Turn off onto the B1047 sign posted for Cambridge Airport. Then as North.

There is no parking available for away fans at the ground. There is some parking to be had on the streets surrounding the stadium. Otherwise some off road car parking is available behind the ground. To reach this, continue past the ground entrance for another 400 yards and turn left at the traffic lights into Coldhams Lane. Continue for about 300 yards, crossing a small roundabout and over a railway bridge, The car park entrance is on the left about 50 yards beyond the bridge. Thanks to Chris Armstrong for providing the directions and car parking details.


By Train
Cambridge railway station is over two miles away, so best to catch a taxi (about 9). If you decide to walk to the ground, then it is a fair old stroll, and a mazey route, but should only take 30 minutes at a good pace. Leave the station and take the first right hand turn into Tenison Avenue. Just beyond the traffic lights turn right into St. Barnabas Road. Follow this road along over the traffic lights and into Gywdir Road. Go through the traffic barrier and take the first left turn into Norfolk street. Then take the first right turn just past the newsagents into St. Matthews Street, pass the church and take the 4th right into New Street. Follow all the way along until you reach Coldhams Lane. Head left here and then take the first right onto Newmarket Road, continue along this road for the ground.

 

General Information:

The Main Stand on one side is a covered two-tiered all seated stand, part of which is used as a Family enclosure. This stand has a number of supporting pillars. Opposite is the Habbin Stand, which is for home supporters and is mostly covered. Again there are a number of supporting pillars. At one end of the ground is the Marstons Smooth South Stand, which was opened in 2002. This good sized covered single tiered, all seated stand, replaced a former open terrace. The seating area is raised in this stand, meaning that supporters enter the stand via a small flight of stairs. The North Terrace at the other end of the ground is covered. However, it only runs for about half the width of the pitch, with one side ending in line with the eighteen yard box. Thus there is a large open area at one corner of the ground, that is unused for spectators but houses the supporters club.


Future Developments
After looking at the possibility of moving to a new stadium, the Club are now negotiating a new long term lease for the existing Abbey football ground. If this goes ahead then the Club are planning to redevelop the North Terrace end of the ground, with a new stand.

 

Admission Prices 2015/16:

Home Fans:
Main Stand (Centre): Adults 20, Concessions 14
Main Stand (Wings): Adults 19, Concessions 13, Under 17's 9*
Main Stand Family Enclosure: Adults 18, Concessions 12, Under 17's 7*
North and Habbin Terraces: Adults 16, Concessions 11, Under 17's 6*

Away Fans:
South Stand (Seating): Adults 19, Concessions 13, Under 17's 9
Habbin Terrace: Adults 16, Concessions 11, Under 17's 6

* Under 16's can qualify for further discounts on these prices if they become club members.

Programme
Official Programme: 3
 

Last Season: Football League Two 19th

Average Attendance: 5,107

 

A Fans View:

Away fans are housed in the Marstons Smooth South Stand at one end of the ground, where up to 1,600 supporters can be seated. This relatively new covered, all seated stand has good facilities. For some larger games then the South part of the Habbin terrace can also be made available. This covered terrace can accommodate almost 1,000 supporters. The entrance to the away section is reached by walking along a path through what appears to be a common field that is used from time to time to graze cows (well judging from the number of cow pats!). Not much fun at the best times and especially when it is a bit more difficult to see for those night games! Adam Hodson a visiting Stockport County fan informs me; 'The away end is a nice modern stand with good views of the playing action. The refreshments on offer included the legendary bacon rolls (3), which have apparently returned after an absence, due to demand from fans'. Other food on offer include Cheeseburgers (3.50) and Burgers (3). Whilst Graham Young tells me; 'On the whole Cambridge is a good day out as it is generally relaxed and friendly'.