Exeter City make the long trip to Cambridge United again this Saturday for Emirates FA Cup first round action.
Thinking of making the trip to the Abbey Stadium? Here is all you need to know!
The Abbey Stadium (CB5 8LN)
The Abbey Stadium has a capacity of 8,127 which includes 4,376 seats. The away fans are usually 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 7:30am and costs £38. 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.
You can book online by visiting tickets.ecfc.co.uk. Alternatively, drop into reception at St James Park to book.
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).
To travel to the Abbey Stadium, take the M5 and then the M42, before merging onto the M6 and taking the A14 into Cambridge.
You can fly from Exeter to London with City's main club sponsors Flybe. Click here for more details.
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.
You can buy tickets for this game by visiting tickets.ecfc.co.uk
Ticket prices are as follows:
South Stand (unreserved seating)
Senior (64+/Student/Young Adult18-23): £15
- Advance Discounts? Yes, all prices increase by £2 on day of game
- Ambulant: Pay age related price and carer free
- Wheelchair: Please contact CUFC on 01223 566 500.
- Matchday Purchase available? Yes
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.
AWAY FANS' GUIDE
Click here to find out all you need to know about visiting the Abbey Stadium.
The total distance between St James Park and the Abbey Stadium is 258 miles which would take around four hours and 20 minutes.