Abbey Stadium (capacity 8,127)
The Abbey Stadium has been home to Cambridge United since 1932. The record attendance at the stadium is 14,000 which was actually a friendly in 1970 against Chelsea to celebrate the installation of new floodlights.
The club were challenging for promotion to the Premier League in the early 1990’s but have since declined through the leagues, meaning plans to expand the stadium were scrapped. However, a new South Stand was opened in 2002, which gives the stadium a much more modern look.
Away fans visiting the Abbey Stadium are located in the Marstons Smooth South Stand, with a typical allocation of around 1,600. However, for larger games, an area in the Habbin Terrace is made available.
There is no parking available for away fans at the stadium, so fans tend to park in the streets behind the stadium. Otherwise there is some off road car parking to be had a little further away from the stadium.
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near to the Abbey Stadium for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|Coldhams Lane Matchday Car Park||CB1 3HP||£4||2.0km||There is a matchday car park on Coldham Lane just after the railway bridge, but it is a good 20 minute walk from the stadium.|
|Ditton Walk Street Parking||CB5 8QD||Free||0.5km||There is some availability for street parking in the roads behind the stadium, which is only a 5 minute walk. Cars are parked at your own risk.|
Cambridge now has two railway stations, Cambridge and Cambridge North, with the latter being slightly closer to the stadium. However, most fans will arrive at Cambridge Station which is just under a 2 mile walk, so many fans choose to take a taxi.
For those that wish to walk, head away from the station and turn right onto Tenison Road. Take another right onto Devonshire Road and follow this around to the left to the next junction. Turn right onto Mill Road and head over the bridge then take the third left on to Sedgwick Street. Follow this all the way up until you reach Coldham’s Common. Walk through this field and under the railway bridge and you will eventually reach the away turnstiles.
Find train times and book your tickets for the best available prices by clicking through to the trainline website below:
There are a number of away friendly pubs near the Abbey Stadium, all of which cater to different needs. Please note, however, that some bars require club colours to be covered and some do not allow children.
However, rather than take our word for it, we want to give you the view from other away fans who have visited the Abbey Stadium.
Over the coming months we will be building up fans reviews of the best places to drink on an away trip to Cambridge United, and you’ll be able to find them here.
In the meantime, we’ve included a map below with all the best away pubs highlighted for you.
See what other away fans think of Cambridge United’s Abbey Stadium in our ‘Away Day Reviews’.
If you’ve already been, then you can share your experience with us by writing your own review.
See how Cambridge United perform in our away day rankings, where away fans rate the pie, pint, cuppa and away day overall.
Check out our photo gallery where you can view other away fans’ photos. You can also share your own experience by uploading your own!