Our Impressions of Abbey Stadium
This ground is a typical lower league stadium. It appears to be in the middle of the housing estate, and has no road access to two of the four stand.
The away fans are now [20th Nov 2002] situated in the corner of the west stand that runs along the side of the pitch and also in the new 1,200 all seater south stand (depending on the expected number of away supporters - in other words, to be guaranteed the better facilities its always best to buy lots of tickets in advance!). The facilities in the new stand are far better than any that can be found in any other part of the ground, with excellent, unobstructed views and cleaner, more spacious toilets to boot!
To find the away turnstiles, walk down the A1303, past the main entrance. When you get opposite the 'Pipashi' restaurant, you need to turn left, walking along a foot path, that crosses a field! At this point, you should be walking along the back of a stand. The away fans are located in far end of this stand.
The facilities here are not the best you will find in this division. The food is not bad, but the service is very slow, so expect to queue for about 15-20 minutes.
Directions to Abbey Stadium
From The M11
Exit the M11 at junction 11 and take the A1309 towards Cambridge. Continue along the A1309, and then take the right exit onto the A603. Turn left at the second roundabout onto the A1134 and the ground is located about a mile along this road, on your right hand side.
From The A14
Leave the A14 at the junction with the A1303 and then follow the A1303 towards Cambridge. Go straight over two roundabouts, and through two set of lights, passing Cambridge airport, a large car sales and a park and ride. Once you pass the second roundabout, start looking for a car park in one of the back streets, as you should be able to see the flood lights from here.
The nearest station to the ground is Cambridge, which is about a 40 minute walk. We have been told by 'JB' a QPR supporter that there is now a bus service to the ground from the train station. JB says 'I visited Cambridge Utd last Saturday [29th September 2001. I can confirm that there is a direct bus link from Cambridge railway station to the football ground. It is a number 3 bus and costs £2.50 return.'
Local Area around Abbey Stadium
There is a limited amount of car parking at the ground, but this is reserved for players, season ticket holders, and executives. This is not really a problem, as there is plenty of back street parking.
There is also a large park and ride car park being built on Newmarket road, but at this moment, we are not really sure if this will be used for football parking.