Information received from Cambridge United for Spireites heading to tomorrow's match (3pm).
Match Day Information
Cambridge United is a fan-friendly club and welcomes all fellow football supporters who come to enjoy all we have to offer at The Cambs Glass stadium (The Abbey.)
Visiting supporters are normally allocated the South Stand. This stand is all seats with a capacity of 1500. For clubs expecting to bring in excess of 1500 the South Habbin Terrace will be made available. This has a capacity of about 1000.
Visiting supporters who are travelling by road are advised to park in areas off Coldhams Lane.
There are a limited number of wheel chair spaces available for disabled supporters. Please contact the club in advance of the match to reserve your space.
Tea bars behind the South Stand have a variety of hot and cold food and drinks available.
For ticket prices information please visit the club website:
You can also contact the club via their direct line 01223 566500 where a member of staff will happily help you with any questions or queries you have.
There is a limited number of commercial and match day hospitality opportunities. For information on our special welcome to families including mascot packages, please ring the club direct on 01223 566500.
This is available throughout the season for all blind and visually-impaired supporters, whether home or away, seated or standing, attending The Cambs Glass Stadium. We will provide a set of i-Pod style earphones, and a pocket sized receiver (10x6x2cm).
This free service is provided and administered by highly trained volunteers, supporters of Cambridge United who are committed to the inclusive enjoyment and comfort of all fans attending.
We strongly recommend that the service is pre-booked by contacting Nick Parker on 07929 589925 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Find Us
Cambridge can be a difficult enough place for locals to drive around, so please follow the link below for details of how to find the ground and the facilities available.
The Cambs Glass Stadium is located two miles north-east of the city centre, it is easily accessible by road and using public transport via bus and train.
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:
Then 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.
A Citibus C3 bus stops within a few yards of the ground (Ditton Walk stop) on Newmarket road and runs from the Railway Station and through the city centre every ten minutes during the day, and at longer intervals in the evenings. Check the Stagecoach website for more details and a Citi 3 timetable.
Cambridge Rail 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, 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.
There are regular services to and from Cambridge Railway Station, where taxis are available or the Citibus C3 service runs from the station every ten minutes during the day and at longer intervals in the evenings.
There is also a new station, Cambridge North, nearby in Chesterton. Not every train stops there. It is about a 30 minute walk to the ground. See map below
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 1/2 a mile until you reach the Green Dragon Pub. At the pub, cross the river using 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.
For more information and train times visit – http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
For further information please use the following websites:
- AA Route Planner http://www.theaa.com
- Train Time Details http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
- National Express http://www.nationalexpress.com/
If you are only on a flying visit, Stansted Airport is about 40 minutes away and Cambridge has its own small local airport near the ground.
There is onsite parking available behind the Mundipharma Community Stand for hospitality and sponsors only.
If you require a disabled parking space please contact the club, 01223 566 500.
On-street parking is available close to the ground, but do arrive early as the later you try and park the further you will have to walk to the ground. You are advised to park South West of the stadium, for example off Coldhams Lane.
Why Not Stay Over in Cambridge?
Cambridge is an historic University City with good links to other parts of East Anglia and London. Why not make the match just part of a weekend or longer stay?
Cambridge is a fantastic shopping location: there are many independent shops and the Grand Arcade has many designer names. In addition to the world famous colleges and museums in the city, there is also the Imperial War Museum at
Duxford Airfield and the historic towns of St Ives and Bury St Edmunds to explore.
For additional places to visit follow either of the links below which also give details of hotels in the City and nearby:
For the sporting fan, the world-famous horse racing centre at Newmarket is only a few miles from the ground. There are races in the spring and during the late summer. If there is no racing on the weekend of your visit, you can still watch the horses out training on Newmarket Heath or visit the Horse Racing museum in Newmarket.
Cambridge Fans United hopes that this information will make your visit to The Cambs Glass Stadium more enjoyable. You will find our white information kiosk outside the front of the ground on match days – please call in if you need any help.
If there is something you think we could include or any web site addresses needing to be changed, please inform us via email at http://www.cambridgefansunited.org/contact-cfu.html