The 8,127 capacity Abbey Stadium (CB5 8LN) of which 4,376 are seated.
A relatively short journey for us to the stadium of just 50 miles from SMK but no easy route as it’s A roads all the way.
This is a sell out with no away tickets left at the time of writing and the Marston’s Smooth Stand is going to be crammed full of Dons fans. If this is your first away day with the Dons, be aware fans tend to sit where they want and the best bit of advice we can give you is, if you want to remain seated during the game sit towards the front of the stand, if you want to stand go to the back, don’t be shocked if someone is sitting in your seat.
Researching this it seems we must enter the away section via a path across Coldham Common which is occasionally used for grazing cows, whilst the sight of cows will probably make it have a homely feel and all that, it appears the pathway can become a bit of a minefield of cow pats.
Once in the ground reports inform that the stand is relatively modern with good views of the pitch but some way behind the goal as Cambridge United like to reduce the size of the pitch, dont be shocked if the touchlines are brought in as well to the minimum widths and lengths. The usual football fayre is available but I’m not so sure about alcohol in the ground.
For those needing a pre-match drink you may be allowed in the supporter’s bar for a fee of £2, but that privilege may be withdrawn for this game being a local derby and we are travelling in large numbers. So, you may be struggling for a pre-match pint with several pubs in the local area closed down and the only alternative is to walk into town, if that’s your choice it’s a good 20-minute walk, but if you do, see if you can find The Tram Depot pub down Dover Street just past KFC, it’s in the Good Ale guide and described as a character pub, that probably means run down and in need of decorating.
Parking apparently is very poor with none available at the ground, my only advice would be park as far away as possible as its notorious for becoming gridlocked after the game.
I can’t imagine many will make their way via the train, but if you do, be aware it’s a two-mile trek to the Abbey Stadium regardless of which of the two stations in Cambridge you use.