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Matchday Guide: Cambridge United vs Shrewsbury Town

21 December 2022

Ahead of the Boxing Day clash with Shrewsbury Town, take a read of our Matchday Guide...


Fans can buy tickets for Monday's match, which are available online, over the phone by calling 01223 566500 (option 1) or by visiting the Abbey Stadium Ticket Office.

Save money and guarantee your place by purchasing your tickets ahead of the fixture date, as all prices increase by £2 when buying in-person on the day of the game.

Opening Times...

  • Club Shop & Ticket Office: 12pm
  • Hospitality: 12pm
  • Turnstiles: 1:30pm
  • All Food & Drink outlets: 1:30pm
  • Kids' Zone: Closed

Match Sponsors...

Thanks to this weekend's Match Sponsors, Greys of Ely.

Mascots & Ball Crew...

On Saturday we welcome Caitlin Passey, Oliver Passey, Lily Turpin, Lewis Jones and Harry Jones as Mascots for the day! Click here for more information on our Matchday Mascot packages.

Our Ball Crew for the afternoon is Bottisham U12s and U14s Boys!

Away Fans...

Cambridge United looks forward to welcoming Shrewsbury Town's travelling supporters to the Abbey Stadium, who will be housed in the South Stand for Saturday’s game. Away tickets can be bought from the Abbey Stadium Ticket Office on Newmarket Road.

For Away Fan Information including how to find the ground, catering options and travel information, please click here.

Cashless Venue...

The Abbey Stadium has adopted a cashless policy for the new season, affecting all outlets inside the ground. Cash will still be accepted outside the stadium - in the Shop, Ticket Office and by roaming Programme and 50/50 sellers outside the ground.

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.

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Club backs 'Safe Haven 4 Caitlin' campaign...

Cambridge United is welcoming Caitlin Passey and her family to Monday's game, in a bid to raise awareness of their SafeHaven4Caitlin campaign. Caitlin, who has tragically been diagnosed with Juvenile Batten Disease, will be Mascot on Boxing Day, alongside her brother, Oliver.

The family are aiming to raise the funds in-order to adapt their home and provide a 'Safe Haven for Caitlin'. Significant investment is required and we urge our supporters to show their support.

The whole family has been invited to this year's Boxing Day fixture, where they will be treated to our Hospitality offering in the Layrd Design Lounge. First Team players will wear 'SafeHaven4Caitlin' warm-up shirts, which will be signed and auctioned off in aid of the campaign.

To read more about their story or to donate towards the fundraise, please click here.

No Home Kit...

We are joining clubs and fans up and down the football pyramid to take part in #NoHomeKit; swapping our home colours for our away kit to raise money and make sure everyone in the UK has access to a safe, secure and affordable place to call home.

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A bucket collection for Shelter - the housing and homelesness charity - will also be taking place around the ground at the game, so please bring your spare change and help make a difference.

Tackling homelessness is an issue of high importance to Cambridge United and next year, Cambridge United Community Trust is hosting the latest United for Cambridge Sleepout.

Club Shop & Ticket Office…

The Club Shop and Ticket Office is open from 12pm until kick-off.

In addition to tickets for Monday's game, the Ticket Office is selling Match Tickets for the following fixtures:

  • Derby County vs Cambridge United - Friday 30th December, 7:45pm - Sky Bet League One
  • Sheffield Wednesday vs Cambridge United - Monday 2nd January, 3pm - Sky Bet League One
  • Cambridge United vs Bristol Rovers - Saturday 7th January, 3pm - Sky Bet League One

Buy a Half-Season Ticket prior to kick-off to guarantee access to each of the final 12 home games of the Sky Bet League One season.

Junior U's Kids’ Zone...

Unfortunately the LittleAqua Junior U's Kids' Zone is not open for this fixture.

Matchday Passports...

Junior U's should bring along their Matchday Passport to the Club Shop to receive their latest opposition sticker to track their attendance during the 2022/23 season.

Youngsters who attend the most games throughout the season will be eligible to receive a Bronze (15-17 games), Silver (18-20 games) or Gold Medal (21-23 games) from First Team Manager Mark Bonner.

If your little one isn't yet a member, visit the Club Shop on Matchday or sign up online.

Marvin the Moose...

Our resident mascot, Marvin the Moose will be strutting his stuff in the Kids' Zone and around the Abbey in the build up to kick-off, so make sure to say hello, give him a wave or stop for a photo if you see him out and about!

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First Time Visits...

If you are bringing an Under 12 to a game for the very first time, please let us know their name/s to receive a free "My First Visit" certificate to help commemorate the special occasion.

Scoreboard Announcements...

If somebody you know has their big day coming up soon, send an email to with all the relevant details to receive a scoreboard shout-out!

Please note, due to the large number of requests, birthday announcements will no longer be read out on the PA system.

The deadline for scoreboard announcements is Thursday 22nd December at midday.

Live Music...

Abbey Stadium favourite Simon Cragg is back performing this Boxing Day, playing in the Main Stand Fan Zone before the game and then in the Signature Suite post-match.

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Sticker Album...

The 2022/23 Cambridge United Sticker Album is also on sale from or via the Club Shop. The 40-page publication - produced in partnership with Curtis Sport - is available for just £5 and includes eight free stickers to begin your collection.

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There are a whopping 192 stickers to collect in total and the easiest way to collect each and every one is by purchasing a Matchday Programme at every home league game. Click here for more information.

Matchday Programmes…

Priced at £3.50, Saturday's 56-page edition features a Christmassy front cover and is packed with original content.

As always, Saturday’s programme will also include another eight stickers for you to continue building your Cambridge United Official Sticker Album collection.

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Get your copy for just £3.50 from the Club Shop or around the Abbey Stadium on Matchday.

If you cannot attend the match, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out - place your order online through the Curtis Sport website or sign up for a subscription.

50/50 tickets...

50/50 tickets can be purchased for £1 from our Programme and 50/50 Kiosks around the ground. A winner will be picked at half-time with the winning number declared across the stadium PA system.

Mick George Chip in the Skip Half-Time Challenge...

One lucky home and one lucky away fan will get the chance to compete for Mick George vouchers in the Half-Time Chip in the Skip challenge! Show your support for Saturday's contestants as they take to the pitch at half-time.

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Food and Drink…

Chicken or Vegetable Curry, Pie and Mash and pastries from Piglets Pantry have recently been added to the menu at food outlets around the ground.

Following supporter feedback, the Club has made a number of changes to its food and drinks offering, whilst all the usual favourites such as Gourmet Burgers, Hot Dogs and Nachos will still be available.


As with the majority of fixtures this season, only supporters with a Signature Suite Hospitality ticket can use the Dion Dublin Bar before the game.

All food and drink outlets will open in conjunction with the turnstiles at 1:30pm and supporters should please be reminded that the Abbey Stadium is a cashless venue.

£4 pints before and after the game...

In addition to the 1:30pm-2pm £4 pints promotion that has been running for the past few months, supporters can now take advantage of £4 pints after the game from 5pm-6pm.

The Dion Dublin Bar is open to all supporters following the Man of the Match presentation and with live music playing courtesy of Simon Cragg before the Aston Villa vs Liverpool game on the TV, extend your visit to the Abbey Stadium by dropping by after the game.


There is no on-site car parking available at the Abbey Stadium and supporters are advised to use alternative modes of transport.

Due to the fixture falling on Boxing Day, there will be no buses travelling from the Park & Ride site to the ground. Fans can still park at the site but please note, it is approxtimately a 30 minute walk.

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

Alternatively, supporters can cycle or scoot to the game. The Abbey Stadium is home to both bicycle and Voi scooter racks, allowing fans to park their ride safely whilst at the ground. Make the most of the Club's new partnership with Voi, the UK and Europe's leading micromobility operator, by taking advantage of the following discount codes:

  • CAMUNITED - 1 x 15min free for all New Users 
  • CAMUNITED_VOI - 3 x 20% off a ride existing users

To redeem the codes, download the Voi app on your Android or iPhone device, open the in-app wallet and click on ‘Redeem a Voucher’ to enter the releveant code. Both codes are only valid in Cambridge and must be redeemed by the end of regular season on 6 May 2023.

If driving to the ground, supporters are reminded not to park on the drives or grass verges of local residents. This reminder comes following reports of supporters parking at Cambridge Dialysis Centre on Ditton Road, which has meant that patients have been unable to attend treatment appointments.

Supporters have also been reported to park on the long cycle lane down Barnwell Road. We kindly ask that these sites are not used for matchday parking.

Please be considerate if parking on local streets and always follow local guidance and parking laws.

Sensory Bags...

Supporters with additional sensory needs can access a free sensory bag courtesy of the The AFA (Audio For All) team at Cambridge United.

Both home and away fans can access the bag which includes the following items:

  • Sunflower sticker to make stewards aware of any support needs
  • Ear defenders and in-ear plugs to help with noise control
  • Sensory stress style ball to help ease any anxiety
  • Selection of puzzles and a pen to help keep the mind occupied
  • Pass to enable a queue jump style access through an allocated gate

As these bags are free of charge supporters are politely asked for them to be returned after use. Please click here for more information on our facilities and provisions for fans with additional needs.

Audio for All Commentary...

Home and away supporters with a visual impairment, additional sensory needs or the elderly can receive audio-descriptive commentary courtesy of the Audio For All team.

Expertly trained volunteer fans of Cambridge United provide a highly professional, neutral and entertaining match description for free of charge.
The service is broadcast to all parts of the stadium. For more information or to book onto the service, please click here.

Supporter Behaviour...

Cambridge United would like to remind its supporters of new tougher measures and stronger sanctions relating to anti-social and criminal behaviours at football grounds across the country.

The FA, Premier League and EFL have introduced a new set of actions, which will be implemented across all English football leagues this season and are backed by the Football Supporters’ Association.

The new measures target activity such as entering the pitch without permission, carrying or using smoke bombs or pyrotechnics and throwing objects - as well as drug use and discriminatory behaviour.

These acts are dangerous, illegal and have severe consequences. They have no place in football, or anywhere. Click here for more information.

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