Ahead of our visit to Cambridge United this weekend, our Supporter Liaison Officer has compiled useful information for your visit... Our thanks to Cambridge for their assistance!
Bury: Are there any known traffic issues en route to the Stadium? I.e any road closures or roadworks?
Cambridge: The A14 is ALWAYS difficult and there are continuing roadworks near Cambridge.
Bury: Is car parking available for Bury fans? If so, please provide details (where, how much etc). If no, information on the nearest location would be appreciated.
Cambridge: No. The club suggest on–street parking off Coldhams Lane. There is however a new Park and Ride option:
The service will allow fans to park their vehicles at Newmarket Road Park and Ride (CB5 8AA) and use the bus service, with a return fare priced at £2.50. The service stop is at the match-day-only stop located outside the Abbey stadium.
Meanwhile, the return journey will collect passengers from the lay-by on the opposite side of the road. A bus will be waiting to board supporters at the final whistle and will time its arrival in line with the end of the match.
Bury: What is the process for blue badge holders?
Cambridge: There is limited parking available. Please ring 01223 566500 in advance of matchday.
There are a limited number of wheelchair spaces available for disabled supporters. Again, please ring 01223 566500 in advance of matchday.
Audio Descriptive Commentary can be pre-arranged by contacting Nick Parker on 07929 589925 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tel No: 01223 566500
Contact: Any office staff should be able to help
E-Mail address: email@example.com
Cost: Wheelchair user £15 + carer free; Ambulant: usual price + carer free. Please contact Office (01223 5665000) for more details and to purchase.
Bury: Please give details of pre-match venue for Bury fans (on-site bar, away fan friendly pubs etc)
Cambridge: The Supporters' Club will be open to away supporters for this match.
Bury: Where is the nearest cash machine to the Stadium?
Cambridge: Tesco in Newmarket Road (turn left out of Newmarket Road entrance) or Spar shop (turn right out of Newmarket Road entrance)
Bury: What is the nearest train station to the Stadium and what is the approximate distance and walking time?
Cambridge: Cambridge Station
Cambridge Rail station is located in the city centre and is a 25-30 minute walk from the ground. To get to the ground walk away from the station along Station Road and take the first right (Tenison Road). Take the first right again, (Devonshire Road), follow this round to the left, up to the next junction. Turn right - again - onto Mill Road. Walk over the railway bridge, then take the third left, (Sedgewick Street). Follow this road, pass a set of traffic calming barriers, and shops (at this point you are in Cromwell Road) to a T-junction, (Coldham's Lane). Ahead of you should be a large field (Coldham's Common). Go into this field and follow a path under the railway bridge to the away turnstiles.
There are regular services to and from Cambridge Railway Station, where taxis are available or the Citibus C3 service runs from the station every ten minutes during the day and at longer intervals in the evenings.
There is also now a new station in the city, Cambridge North, nearby in Chesterton. Not every train stops there, however and it is approximately a 30 minute walk to the ground.
Coming out of Cambridge North Station, turn to the left and walk through the Bike Parking area and onto the Cycle/Footpath running parallel with the train tracks. This leads to a Cul-de-Sac called Moss Bank. On exiting Moss Bank, turn right on Fen Road. Continue straight on Fen Road (and later Water Street) for about 1/2 a mile until you reach the Green Dragon Pub. At the pub, cross the river using the footbridge and then cross over Stourbridge Common to join Oyster Row and Garlic Row. At the end of Garlic Row you will join Newmarket Road - turn left, cross over the railway lines and you will see the stadium on your right.
For more information and train times visit – http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Bury: What food and drink is available in the concourse at the Stadium? (Please attach image if applicable)
Cambridge: There are tea bars behind the South Stand serving a variety of hot and cold food and drinks.
Bury: Is our drum allowed in the Stadium? What is the process for supporters looking to bring flags into the Stadium?
Cambridge: If you are planning on bringing drums or flags, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours before the match.
Bury: What is the process for tickets on the day of the game? Can supporters pay on the turnstile or do they need to go to a Ticket Office first before going to the turnstile?
Cambridge: Away supporters can pay on the turnstile for the Bury match if it is by cash. The Ticket Office is also open at the front of the ground to take card payments.
Bury: What are the accepted payment methods on the day?
Cambridge: Cash can be used at the turnstiles, if any supporters need to pay using card, they would need to visit our Ticket Office.
Bury: What is the postcode for SatNav users?
Cambridge: CB5 8LN
Bury: Any additional information you think may be useful for our fans?
Cambridge: Look at our attached information sheet for more details.