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Matchday Guide: Cambridge United vs Derby County

28 September 2022

Ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League One clash with Derby County, take a read of our 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. 

We are expecting another bumper crowd, so 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.

Please note, with a higher-than-usual expected attendance, tickets for the South Habbin are on sale to home supporters, separately to the North and previous purchase history is required for all ticket purchases.

Opening Times...

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

Retro Shirts...

U's fans are encouraged to wear their retro shirts for Saturday's game against Derby as we celebrate the purchase of the Abbey Stadium.

Just a few weeks on from the confirmed news of the Club's purchase of the Abbey Stadium, we are hosting Derby County at 3pm on Saturday 1st October in Sky Bet League One, and we are looking to fill the Abbey with a capacity crowd.

Dust off those old U's shirts, show your colours, round up your friends and join us as we take on one of the division's big-hitters at the now back-in-our-hands home of Cambridge United.


Match Sponsors...

Many thanks to Saturday's Match Sponsor, CB Groundworks & Construction Ltd and Ball Sponsor, The Gonville Hotel.

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 Derby's travelling supporters to the Abbey Stadium, who will be housed in the South Stand for Saturday’s game. Rams fans should please note that there are NO AWAY TICKETS remaining and that they should not travel to the ground without one already secured.

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.

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:

  • Ipswich Town vs Cambridge United - Tuesday 4th October 2022, 7:45pm - Sky Bet League One
  • Bristol Rovers vs Cambridge United - Saturday 8th October 2022, 3pm - Sky Bet League One
  • Cambridge United vs Sheffield Wednesday - Saturday 15th October 2022, 3pm - Sky Bet Legue One
  • Cambridge United vs Ipswich Town - Tuesday 18th October 2022, 7pm, Papa John's Trophy
  • Cambridge United vs Port Vale - Saturday 22nd October 2022, 3pm - Sky Bet League One
  • Cambridge United vs Bolton Wanderers - Saturday 12th November 2022, 3pm - Sky Bet League One

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...

Simon Cragg is back in the Main Stand Fan Zone this Saturday, entertaining supporters with his upbeat brand of crowd-pleasing covers. 

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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.


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 the latest 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.

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Saturday’s programme features the latest set of 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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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.

£4 pints before 2pm...

Starting this Saturday, all pints of Amstel, Wild Wave and Ghost Ship are on offer for just £4 from 1:30pm until 2pm. The move comes following feedback from supporters with a number of improvements to the Club's food and drink offering announced.


Get to the ground early and take advantage of these reduced prices from around the Abbey Stadium's various food and drink kiosks behind the Main Stand and Habbin Stand.

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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