R Costings Abbey Stadium
Ground Name: The R Costings Abbey Stadium
Capacity: 10,847 (Seated 4,948)
Address: Newmarket Road, Cambridge CB5 8LN
Telephone No: 01223 566 500
Fax No: 01223 729220
Pitch Size: 110 x 74 yards
Team Nickname: The U's
Club Founded: 1912
Year Ground Opened: 1932
Home Kit Colours: Amber & Black
Official Web Site: www.cambridge-united.co.uk
Unofficial Web Site: www.cambridgeunited-mad.co.uk
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 new 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.
Away fans will normally be housed on the South side of the Habbin Stand, a covered terrace housing almost 1,000. For teams with larger followings then the South Stand will be allocated, where up to 1,600 fans can be accommodated.
There is a supporters club at the ground that allows in away supporters. Otherwise there is the Corner House on Newmarket Road, which is the closest alternative option.
The supporters club at the ground offers reasonably priced food, plus there is a McDonalds outlet on Newmarket 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 (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.
There is a small car park at the ground, but you'll be lucky to park in it as it is nearly always full. Off road car parking is provided 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 entrance is on the left about 50 yards beyond the bridge.
Cambridge station is located around two miles away from the ground. Taxis are available at the station, or the Citibus C3 services runs from the station every 10 mins during the day (longer intervals in the evenings).
Family Stand (Main Stand Blocks A and G): Adults £17, Concessions £11, Under 16's £6, Junior U's/Y&CT £2
Main Stand (Blocks B, F and A Central): Adults £18, Concessions £12, Under 16's £8, Junior U's/Y&CT £3
Main Stand (Blocks C, D and E): Adults £19, Concessions £12, Under 16's £9, Junior U's/Y&CT £3
Terrace (Habbin & NRE): Adults £15, Concessions £10, Under 16's £5, Junior U's/Y&CT £2
14,000 v Chelsea
Friendly, May 1st 1970.
The city is famous for its university and is generally pleasant to wander around. It also has many interesting museums, such as the Fitzwilliam Museum (www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk).
oakroader....i totally agree,us stags should have bags packed and gone by now..i recall 5 years ago n... MORE >>
By russallen on Fri, 24th May 13
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