Matchday Guide: Cambridge Utd vs Sunderland AFC

Ahead of Saturday's sell-out home game against Sunderland, take a read of our Matchday Guide for all the off-the-pitch info you need to know...

  • Sell Out

Saturday's match is a complete sell-out with no tickets available in either the home or away end. Please do not travel to the Abbey Stadium if you don't already have a ticket.

Supporters can save time by selecting e-ticket delivery and scanning their way through the turnstiles via a mobile device.

Please note, we are asking for supporters to ensure their e-ticket QR codes have a white background or have the relevant email attachment open to show the turnstile operator.

  • Abbey Helpers...

If you have any questions or queries on the day of the game, please speak to our Abbey Helpers who are wearing high-viz jacket and will be located around the ground.

  • Away Fans...

Cambridge United looks forward to welcoming 2,551 Sunderland supporters on Saturday. For Away Fan Information including how to find the ground, catering options and travel information, please click here.

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  • Match Sponsor…

Thanks to Saturday’s Match Sponsor, Movolytics. Movolytics are an international provider of fleet management software solutions with headquarters in Cambourne, Cambridge. The United Kit Van is kitted out with Movolytics hardware to monitor its journeys around the country and help reduce fuel costs.

  • Match Ball Sponsor...

The Match Ball sponsor for Saturday's game is in memory of Ian Clenahan. Ian was born in September 1949 in Sunderland and was a lifetime Sunderland fan. Memories of Roker Park, watching Porterfield’s winner in the 1973 FA cup final, were always topics of conversation in the pub.

Relocating to Cherry Hinton and then Bar Hill in the 90s, Ian adopted Cambridge United as his second team. His passion and love for football was a key defining attribute and whilst Cambridge did not emulate Sunderland’s success at Wembley in the 2007 or 2008 conference playoff finals, family and friends here today celebrating his life will recall the atmosphere and excitement in the Globe pub and at the ground.

As a proud Mackem, with a strong affection to Cambridge United, he would have been torn where to sit today but would have loved to see the two teams play and enjoyed a beer after the game.

  • Rainbow Laces LGBTQ+ Fixture

This Saturday's game against Sunderland represents our LGBTQ+ Matchday as we show our support for Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign.

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Rainbow Corner Flags, Substitute Boards and Captain Armbands will be used for this Saturday's game against Sunderland to help further raise awareness of the discrimination that LGBTQ+ people receive and to send a message that Cambridge United is United with the LGBTQ+ community.

  • Club Shop & Ticket Office…

The Club Shop and Ticket Office is open from 09:30am until kick-off and then for a short time after the final whistle.

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In addition to tickets for Saturday's game, the Ticket Office is selling Half Season Tickets and individual Match Tickets for the following matches:

  • Cambridge Utd vs Exeter or Bradford City | Emirates FA Cup | Sat 4th December - 3pm
  • Cheltenham Town vs Cambridge Utd | Sky Bet League One | Tues 7th December - 7:45pm
  • Charlton Athletic vs Cambridge Utd | Sky Bet League One | Sat 11th December - 3pm
  • Cambridge Utd vs Rotherham | Sky Bet League One | Sat 18th December - 3pm
  • Cambridge Utd vs Doncaster Rovers | Sky Bet League One | Thurs 30th December - 7:45pm

Away travel for upcoming away games can be booked from the Cambridge Fans United (CFU) kiosk near the Club Shop.

  • Turnstiles…

The Turnstiles around the Abbey Stadium will open at 1:30pm and with the game being a sell-out, supporters are advised to arrive early to avoid queues close to kick-off. If you are using an e-ticket, please ensure your QR code is on a white background and have your email ready before you reach the gates.

  • Match Programmes…

This weekend’s Matchday Programme is available to download now, and is packed full of features, articles and content for supporters to enjoy.

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Printed Programmes will be available to buy from the Club Shop and around the ground on Matchday, with home and away supporters welcome to come and make their purchase.

  • Food and Drink…

The Abbey Arms and all Tea Bars will be open from 1:30pm on Saturday, in addition to the Dublin Bar which is open for Main Stand Ticket Holders from 12:30pm.

Food Outlets around the stadium will also be open and supporters are encouraged to use contactless payments which are available at all food and drink points.

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With the hospitality industry struggling with staff due to COVID-19, supporters may need to wait longer than normal for their refreshments, so please be patient remain patient and show understanding as staff do their best.

  • Travel…

There is no on-site car parking available at the Abbey Stadium and supporters are advised to use the Cambridge Matchday Park & Ride service.

Home and away supporters can take advantage of the Cambridge Park & Ride for a £2.50 Matchday return ticket from Newmarket Road Park & Ride, CB5 8AA.

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, supporters can catch any of the regular Park & Ride buses heading into the city centre, which will all stop by 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. Click here for more information.

For supporters who have difficult accessing public transport, the Club has partnered with Dial a Ride to offer home-to-stadium transport. For more information, please click here.

If you require disabled parking, please call the Club on 01223 566500.

  • Picturepath Visual Visitor Guide...

Cambridge United has teamed up with picturepath, to provide a visual visitor guide for supporters with an aim to help reduce anxiety for SEN Children.

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All fans are able to benefit from using picturepath's visual timelines. The app based timelines will support fans, in particular those with additional needs and heightened anxiety such as autism, in preparation for and during their visit to the stadium.

The guides are available within the existing app that can be downloaded for free via your app store (Apple/Android), simply navigate to add routine, and then “visit with picturepath” to access the guides.

  • Supporter Safety…

U’s fans are asked to stay vigilant, aware and respectful to ensure that the Abbey Stadium is a safe place to watch football. Please read the Club’s guidance and stay mindful of the possible COVID-19 related risks that continue to exist.