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Matchday Guide: Cambridge United vs Barnsley

14 September 2022

Club News

Matchday Guide: Cambridge United vs Barnsley

14 September 2022

Ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League One clash with Barnsley, take a read of our comprehensive Matchday Guide...


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

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

We are asking for fans to ensure their e-ticket QR codes have a white background or have the relevant email attachment open to show the turnstile operator.

Opening Times...

  • Club Shop & Ticket Office: 09:30am
  • Hospitality: 12pm
  • Turnstiles: 1:30pm
  • All Food & Drink outlets: 1:30pm
  • Kids' Zone: 1pm

Match Sponsors...

Many thanks to Saturday's Match Sponsor, Cambridge Lifts Limited and Ball Sponsor, Isleham United Under 14 Reds.

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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Away Fans...

Cambridge United looks forward to welcoming Barnsley's travelling supporters to the Abbey Stadium, who will be housed in the South Stand for Saturday’s game. Away ticket availability on Matchday will depend on whether the full allocation has been sold in-advance of the fixture.

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

Tributes to Her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II...

The Abbey Stadium will pay tribute to Her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II just ahead of kick-off.

Both sets of players will wear black armbands and emerge from the tunnel slightly earlier for a minute’s silence ahead of the National Anthem.

Supporters are asked to arrive early at the stadium in-order to be in place ahead of the ceremony.

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.

Club Shop & Ticket Office…

The Club Shop and Ticket Office is open from 9:30am until kick-off.

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

  • Northampton Town vs Cambridge United - Tuesday 20th September 2022, 7pm - Papa John's Trophy
  • Morecambe vs Cambridge United - Saturday 24th September 2022, 3pm - Sky Bet League One
  • Cambridge United vs Derby County - Saturday 1st October 2022, 3pm - Sky Bet League One
  • Bristol Rovers vs Cambridge United - Saturday 8th October 2022, 3pm - Sky Bet League One

Please note, tickets for the upcoming away match at Peterborough United have sold-out. The Club remains in discussions with the hosts about a further allocation of around 1,400 tickets and confirmation either way is expected by the end of this month.

The Club Shop is now fully stocked with Replica Shirts, Matchday and Training Wear, so pop in-store ahead of kick-off to get kitted out and match ready.

Junior U's Kids’ Zone...

The LittleAqua Junior U's Kids' Zone is open from 1pm-2:45pm.

Featuring an inflatable goal and garden games, the Kids' Zone is the place to be for youngsters and their family ahead of each home game.

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Plus, two First Team players will make an appearance at 2pm to meet and greet young supporters ahead of kick-off.

Matchday Passports...

Junior U's should bring along their Matchday Passport to the Junior U's Kids' Zone Kiosk 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!


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.

Birthday Messages...

If somebody you know has their big day coming up soon, send an email to with all the relevant details to receive either a shout-out on the tannoy or to feature on the scoreboard.

Please note, all scoreboard requests must be submitted by midday on the Thursday before a Saturday game.

Live Music...

Following the success of Christian Smith's musical performance at the last home game, local artists Simon Cragg and Iona Griffey will be entertaining supporters in the Main Stand and Habbin Fan Zones from 1:30pm.

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.


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, you can pick up Issue 6 of the new-look Matchday Programme - which has expanded to 56 pages - from the Club Shop or around the Abbey Stadium on Matchday. Look out for the new Programme & 50/50 Kiosks which are dotted behind every stand.


Saturday’s programme pays tribute to Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with a commemerative cover and is packed with features and the latest eight stickers to continue building your Cambridge United Official Sticker Album collection.

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 new 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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Mick George 10 Year Season Ticket winner announcement...

The winner of Mick George's 10 Year Season Ticket giveaway will be revealed at half-time by CEO Jon Stump as the local construction specialist celebrates its 10 Year anniversary of partnering with Cambridge United.

The generous donation which totals a value in excess of £5,000, comes as the latest in a lengthy list of once-in-a-lifetime experiences that the Mick George Group has provided associates of the Club throughout the tenure of the partnership.

Food and Drink…

Catering provisions at the Abbey Stadium have undergone an overhaul ahead of the new season, with new food outlets and bars installed around the ground.

Gourmet hotdogs, burgers, nacho's and locally sourced pies and pasties are just some of the new food items on offer, whilst the installation of over 30 new beer pumps around the ground should make grabbing a pre-match or half-time pint easier than ever before.


Fans are encouraged to stick around after the final whistle with the Abbey Eatery and Abbey Dispensary in the Main Stand open until 6pm, where all remaining pies and pasties will be reduced by half-price.

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

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.

Stay Hydrated...

Bring your water bottles and stay hydrated whilst at the game via any of our seven water stations around the Abbey.

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Check out the above map so you know where to go to fill up your bottle.


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

Home and away supporters can take advantage of the Cambridge Park & Ride, with a Matchday return ticket priced at £2.50 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. Click here for more information on the Park & Ride service.

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.

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 in recent weeks of supporters parking at Cambridge Dialysis Centre on Ditton Road, which has meant that patients have been unable to attend treatment appointments. We kindly ask that this site is not used for matchday parking.

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

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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