Exeter City return to the road for Sky Bet League One action on Saturday with the trip to face Cambridge United at the Abbey Stadium!
Making the trip? check out all you need to know in advance...
We have been allocated 626 seated South Stand tickets for this fixture, including five pairs of disabled tickets.
- Adults - £24
- Concession (64+, Student, 18-21, Armed Forces) - £18
- Under 18 - £12
- Under 12 - £8
- Under 5 - free
Wheelchair users and ambulant disabled pay relevant age category with a free carer.
Tickets are now on sale (from 10.30am) from the club shop or online via your ticketing account.
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.
How to get there
To travel to the Abbey Stadium, take the M5 and then the M42, before merging onto the M6 and taking the A14 into Cambridge.
If you are travelling by train, it is recommended to use the Cambridge North Station and following the Chisholm trail. It is a 15-to-20-minute walk to the station. It is a pleasant walk or cycle ride through fields. There are cycle racks at the front of the ground.
Please note, further National Rail strikes are set for Saturday 13 August, including GWR services. Please plan ahead and prepare your journey.
Grecian Travel departs Unit 1 in Exeter at 7.15am at a cost of £36.
Other pick-up points include: Honiton Road park and ride (by Miller and Carter Steakhouse), junction 28 (Cullompton services), junction 27 (Tiverton), junction 25 (Taunton.) All other pick-ups by prior arrangement.
For more information or to book please contact John Bishop on 07904 036334 or by email at: email@example.com (after 6pm).
There is no on-site car parking available at the Abbey Stadium, it is advised to use the match day park and ride service.
If you require disabled parking please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Park and Ride
On Saturday's when the U’s play at home, both home and away supporters will be able to purchase a special £2.50 return ticket from the Newmarket Road Park & Ride (CB5 8AA) to ferry them to and from the Abbey Stadium.
The ticket is valid for one passenger only. However, if travelling with children, the normal £3 Park & Ride ticket is also available to purchase, allowing children under the age of 16 to travel free with one fee-paying adult.
Ahead of the 3pm kick-off, football fans can catch any of the regular Park & Ride buses heading into the city centre, which will all be stopping at the ground. On the return leg, there will be a dedicated bus waiting in the layby outside the stadium at 4.45pm, to take fans back to the Park & Ride once the game is over.
Please note that the Park & Ride operation does not run for midweek games as the last bus leaves the City Centre at 8:30pm.
At the Stadium
There is a family zone outside the club shop on matchdays weather permitting. All families are welcome to enjoy the fun before the match.
Food and drink Kiosks will be open when the turstiles are at 1pm. We are trying to encourage contactless payments wherever possible in the ground. However, the concession kiosks will accept cash if there is no other option.
There will be Abbey Helpers situated around the ground to assist supporters before the match with any questions.
Please check the following guide for supporters coming to the match at the Abbey.
Audio for All
Cambridge povide Audio For All for anyone wanting to use the service https://www.slocamutd.org/audio-for-all.html
Refreshments at the Ground
There is a range of food and drink available. At the South Stand there is a mobile which sells fried food and another kiosk which sells hot drinks, beer, pies etc. There is no concourse at the ground.
There is a Tesco’s superstore about 10-minute walk from the ground on Newmarket Road.
There will be a physical programme produced for the match. They will be on sale at the Club Shop, Programme Exchange, and in the South Stand. Cambridge United is a now cash free so a contactless card is required within the ground
Programmes can be purchased for cash at the club shop or Programme outlet. The Programme Outlet is located about 20 yards from where the coaches drop off!
Things to Do
Cambridge is a 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:
Cambridge Tourism Information
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.
Pubs for Away Fans
To use the Abbey Lounge, see https://cambridgeunitedsupportersclub.co.uk/ anyone wanting to use it will need to contact them in advance of the match. The club is separate from the Football Club.
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 forecast for Saturday is looking very hot at around 34 degrees around kick-off, so please make sure you wear sunscreen and drink plenty of fluids!
The total distance between St James Park and the Abbey Stadium is 258 miles which would take around four hours and 20 minutes.