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AWAY DAY GUIDE: CAMBRIDGE v CITY

15 February 2020

Stuart McCall is preparing to take his City side on their first away trip since his return as manager - to Cambridge United tomorrow (3.00pm).

We have compiled a handy Away Day Guide - packed full of useful information ahead of the 3.00pm contest!

STADIUM ADDRESS

The Abbey Stadium

Newmarket Road

Cambridge

Cambridgeshire

CB5 8LN

PYROTECHNICS & BEHAVIOUR

The club would like to remind supporters the possession or use of pyrotechnics inside a football ground is strictly prohibited.

Those found to be carrying or using pyrotechnics will face a long-term ban.

We would like to remind supporters it is a criminal offence to enter the pitch at any time.

Anyone who does so without permission can expect to face prosecution.

ABOUT THE GROUND

The Abbey Stadium has been home to Cambridge United since opening in August 1932. 

Originally breaking ground in 1923, 'The Abbey' is an 8,127-capacity venue, with 4,376 seats. 

The ground was also home to Cambridge Regional College Football Club between 2006 and 2014. 

TICKETS

City supporters can PAY ON THE GATE for this afternoon's contest. 

Over 800 Bantams - who will be housed in the Abbey Stadium's South Stand - are already set to make the trip. 

PLEASE NOTE: Admission can be bought both at the turnstiles and the ticket office at the Abbey Stadium, with supporters required to pay with CASH ONLY at the former. 

Admission prices are as follows: 

Adults - £22
Concessions (64+, 18-23, students* and armed forces**) - £17
Juniors - £12
Under-12s - £7
Under 5s - FREE
 
*with valid NUS card
**with proof
 
PLEASE NOTE: Wheelchair users are required to ring Cambridge United direct on 01223 566500. The cost is £15 plus a free carer.
 
Ambulant disabled supporters pay the age-related price from the above list with a free carer subject to being in receipt of DLA or PIP at mid or enhanced rate.
 
For more information, please call a member of our ticketing team - on 01274 770012 - during normal office hours.

CAR PARKING

No on-site parking is available at the Abbey Stadium, so the Park and Ride service is advised. 

On matchdays, a £2.50 return ticket from the Newmarket Road Park and Ride (CB5 8AA) can be purchased to ferry supporters to and from the ground. 

ENTERTAINMENT AND REFRESHMENTS

To drink:

Marvin's is located behind the Main Stand at the Abbey Stadium and offers a cash bar facility from 2.00pm onwards. This also includes a beer garden. 

The Wrestlers pub - situated along Newmarket Road, further towards the city centre - serves alcoholic beverages as well as Thai food. 

To eat:

Various kiosks inside the away end at the Abbey Stadium offer food and drink for visiting supporters. 

Hot dogs, beef and chicken burgers, chips, pies, hot and cold drinks, chocolate bars and bags of crisps are among the refreshments available to purchase. 

GETTING THERE

By car:

From the north, take the A14 from Huntingdon, then turn east along the A14 dual carriageway.

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 ground's 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.

By train: 

Cambridge railway station is located in the city centre and is a 25-30 minute walk from the ground.

To get to 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 and 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 on 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.

By bus: 

Citibus service C3 stops within a few yards of the ground (Ditton Walk stop) on Newmarket Road.

It runs from the railway station and through the city centre every 10 minutes during the day, and at longer intervals in the evenings.

Check the Stagecoach website for more details and a Citi 3 timetable.

WEATHER

Despite Storm Dennis set to provide strong winds and rain showers, temperatures are expected to remain around a mild 12°C for the encounter.


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