THE Abbey Stadium, home of Cambridge United, holds a total of 8,127 people, 4,376 of which can be seated.
The Main Stand on one side is a covered two-tiered all-seated stand, part of which is used as a Family Enclosure, and has the two team dug-outs positioned either side of the player’s tunnel. Opposite to this is the Habbin Stand, which is a covered terrace and was opened in 1960. It was named after a former Supporters Club President and runs for almost the entire length of the pitch.
At one end of the ground is the South Stand which is a covered, single tiered, all-seated stand and used to be an open terrace but was regenerated in 2002. The North Terrace at the other end of the ground is covered but it only runs for about half the width of the pitch. On one side towards the Habbin Terrace is a very small covered terrace that backs on to the supporters’ club building.
Visiting supporters are housed in the Marston’s Smooth South Stand at one end of the ground, where up to 1,600 supporters can be seated. However, normally only half the stand is open on match days on the Habbin side of the ground. For larger games, the South part of the Habbin terrace can also be made available, which is a covered terrace that can accommodate almost 1,000 supporters.
The U’s, as the club is also known, have a mascot that is a deer which wears the club colours of yellow and black.
Refreshments, as always, are available within the ground, offering your standard pasties, pies and burgers, all available to purchase in the kiosk behind the away stand.
There is a supporters’ club at the ground that allows entry to away supporters unless it is a high-profile match. There is a £2 entrance fee, but the club serves food. The entrance is first come first serve, so sometimes supporters are turned away.
There is no parking available for away fans at the ground itself but there is some parking available on the streets surrounding the stadium. Otherwise, there is some off-road parking available behind the stadium.