Exeter City's second away trip of the season is away Cambridge United on Tuesday, August 21. Here is all you need to know ahead of visiting the Abbey Stadium.
The Abbey Stadium (CB5 8LN)
The Abbey Stadium, known as the Cambs Glass Stadium for sponsorship reason, has a capacity of 8,127 which includes 4,376 seats. The away fans can be housed in the South Stand where 1,500 supporters can be seated, or in the South Habbin Terrace which has a capacity of 1,000.
The entrance to the away end is located on Coldhams Common, which can be accessed from either Newmarket Road or Coldhams Lane. From the club shop, head back out on to Newmarket Road, turn left and then turn left again to walk down the foot path and enter at the far end of the ground.
Grecian Travel departs Unit 1 nightclub at 12.30pm and costs £35. Alternative pick-up points are at Honiton Road Park & Ride (by Miller and Carter steakhouse), Cullompton Services (junction 28), Tiverton (junction 27), Taunton (junction 25), and any other pick-ups en-route by prior arrangement.
For more information or to book please contact Chris Woolcott on 01392 250250 or John Bishop on 07904036334 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org (after 6pm).
Alternatively, drop into reception at St James Park to book.
To travel to the Abbey Stadium, take the M5 to Leicestershire before merging onto the M6 and taking the A14 into Cambridge.
There are two railway stations in Cambridge, the main Cambridge Railway Station is around two miles from the ground and the new Cambridge North Railway station is just less than two miles from the ground. To get to Cambridge Railway Station from Exeter St David’s it would take between four and four and half hours with two changes.
The journey to Cambridge North would be similar. To walk to the ground from the station should take around 30 minutes at a good pace. When you leave the station, take the first right hand turn into Tenison Avenue.
After the traffic lights, turn right into St Barnabas Road and follow this road over the traffic lights into Gywdir Road.
Go through the traffic barrier and take the first left into Norfolk Street. Then, take the first right turn beyond the newsagents into St. Matthews Street, pass the church and take the fourth right into New Street. Follow until you reach Coldhams Lane. Go left here and take the first right onto Newmarket Road where you will find the stadium.
There is parking on the streets surrounding the stadium and off road car parking behind the stadium. To find this, go past the ground entrance for 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 is on the left about 50 yards after the bridge. Please note that there can be traffic after the game has finished, therefore parking further away from the ground may make your exit easier.
Tickets can be bought online or by calling the club on 01392 411243 during normal office hours or by visiting the club shop and reception in person between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
Tickets bought on the day will cost £2 more than those bought in advance.
Ticket prices for the away fans in the South Stand (Seated)
- Adult (22-64): £20
- 64/NUS Student/Young Adult 18-21)*: £15
- Under-18: £10
- Under-12: £5
- Under-5: FOC
Ambulant disabled supporters pay the age-related price with the carer going free
Wheelchair: £15 and carer free of charge, must contact CUFC on 01223 566 500 to purchase.
There is a supporter’s club at the ground that normally allows entrance to away fans however it can get busy on match days and sometimes has to turn away fans because it is full. Along Newmarket Road going towards the city centre is the Wrestlers Pub, which also serves Thai food. A number of pubs in the area have recently closed down, meaning there isn’t much choice without travelling into the city centre.
The total distance between St James Park and the Abbey Stadium is 258 miles which would take around four hours and 20 minutes.