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Matchday Guide: Cambridge United vs Stevenage

14 August 2023

Club News

Matchday Guide: Cambridge United vs Stevenage

14 August 2023

Ahead of Tuesday's Sky Bet League One clash against Stevenage, take a read of our Matchday Guide...


Tickets are once again in high demand with the NRE, Intelligent Membranes North Habbin and Buzz Catering Supplies Stand all now SOLD OUT, meaning that only tickets in the South Habbin are available.

Supporters should please note that due to the demand for tickets, the two Habbin Stands are being sold separately and there will be no transferring between areas once in the ground.

Secure your spot online, over the phone by calling 01223 566500 (option 1) or by visiting the Abbey Stadium Ticket Office.

Stream Live...

if you can't join us at the Abbey, supporters in the UK and abroad can stream the game live on iFollow! A Match Pass costs £10 and can be purchased by clicking here.

Either log-in to your existing iFollow account or create a free account by clicking ‘Register Now’.

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Once logged in, follow the process to enter your payment details and on Matchday, simply log-in and visit the fixture's Match Centre page to watch the game live from wherever you are.

Opening Times...

  • Club Shop & Ticket Office: 9:30am
  • Hospitality: 5:30pm
  • Kids' Zone: 6:30pm
  • Turnstiles: 6:30pm
  • All Food & Drink outlets: 6:30pm
  • Fan Zones: 6:30pm

With a near-capacity midweek crowd expected fans are requested to arrive at the ground as early as possible to help aleviate any delays in getting into the stadium.

Match Sponsors...

Thanks to this weekend's Match Sponsor, Highfield Event Group and our Match Ball Sponsor, GCIS Information Solutions.

Mascots and Ball Crew..

On Tuesday we have four Mascots joining us for the game! We can't wait to welcome Charlie Bryant, Harry Impey, Ashley Theobald and Tristan Miceli.

Click here for more information on our Matchday Mascot packages.

We are also excited to have Shelford and Stapleford Strikers U10 White as our Gold Matchday Experience package, who will enjoy a pre-match penalty shoot-out and help form the Guard of Honour as the teams come out for kick-off.

We also look forward to welcoming our Ball Crew, Fulbourn U13s.

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 Stevenage's travelling supporters to the Abbey Stadium. Tickets are available from the Newmarket Road Ticket Office ahead of kick-off.

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

Cashless Venue...

The Abbey Stadium will remain a cashless policy this 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 10am until kick-off.

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

  • Cambridge United vs Bristol Rovers – Saturday 19 August, 3pm - Sky Bet League One
  • Leyton Orient vs Cambridge United - Saturday 26 August, 3pm - Sky Bet League One
  • Cambridge United vs Reading - Monday 4 September, 7:45pm - Sky Bet League One

Pop in-store ahead of the game and browse our new Umbro range, including Replica Shirts, Training and Matchday Wear.

Fan Zones and Food/Drink...

Fan Zones in the Newmarket Road End, Main Stand and Habbin are open from 6:30pm, offering supporters space to get together and enjoy a range of culinary and beverage options before kick-off.

New covers have been installed across all three Fan Zones, meaning supporters will be protected from all of the elements throughout the season.

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After receiving feedback from fans, a refreshed menu is in operation around the ground, which offers greater choice and flexibility with your matchday meal.

Supporters will have the option to add fries and a drink to their selection of Burger (Plant Based option available) or Hot Dog, to form a meal deal, allowing for greater value when choosing a meal.

Chicken Bites & Fries have been added to the menu, in addition to Loaded Fries and Nachos, which come with a choice of toppings - Beef Chilli, 3 Bean Chilli, Sweet Chicken or Chicken Shawarma.

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The new menu is available in all home stands - so you'll get the same great choice no matter where you are watching the game from.

Also new this season, courtesy of our prinicipal partners, BrewBoard, are two of their favourite beers, Rex and Cambstar, which will be on draught in all areas of the ground during the 2023/24 campaign.

Their 'Brew Bus' will also be in operation in the Habbin Fan Zone, serving a wider range of their drinks from when the turnstiles open at 6:30pm.

Fans should please note that only supporters with a Signature Suite Hospitality ticket can use the Dion Dublin Bar before or after the game.

Junior U's Kids’ Zone...

The Ripples Bathrooms Junior U's Kids' Zone is back open from 6:30pm until kick-off!

Featuring an inflatable goal, new garden games, fun activities and visits from First Team players, the Kids' Zone is the place to be for youngsters and their family ahead of each home game!

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If you're bringing your little one/s to the game, make sure to stop by before heading through the turnstiles.

Matchday Passports...

Junior U's should bring along their brand-new Matchday Passport to the Junior U's Kids' Zone Kiosk to receive their latest opposition sticker to track their attendance during the 2023/24 season.

If your Under 12 Season Ticket Holder/Junior U member doesn't have their Passport yet, simply visit the Kiosk to pick one up.

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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 Award (21-23 games) at the final home game of the season.

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.

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Scoreboard Announcements...

If somebody you know has their big day coming up soon, send an email to before 5pm on Monday 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.

Live Music...

We have musical acts in the Main Stand and NRE Fan Zones on Tuesday night, with Mark Stevens and Victor Vellocette performing live ahead of kick-off.

Get in the ground early and enjoy some live music whilst building up to kick-off.

If you are interested in performing at an upcoming home Matchday, get in-touch!

Ultimate U's...

Following on from the success of last season's Sticker Book, check out Ultimate U's - the Official Cambridge United Card game

Collect cards of current and former players - complete with stats and scores for various attributes, allowing you to play and compete with friends - by buying each copy of the Matchday Programme.

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Pick up your next pack of four in this Tuesday's Matchday Programme! Click here for more information.

Matchday Programmes…

Issue 2 of this season's Matchday Programme is available from around the ground on Tuesday night for just £3.50. This year's Programme features new pages, old favourites and a fresh clean look for the new season.

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As mentioned above, fans will also receive their second batch of Ultimate U's cards with every purchase.

If you can't make the match, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out - place your order online through the Curtis Sport website.

BrewBoard Zorb Half-Time Battle...

Watch out for the inaugural BrewBoard Zorb Half-Time Battle, as a home and away fan will face each other to win a beery prize, courtesy of our Prinicipal Partners, BrewBoard.


Tuesday's contenstants have already been selected, but for a chance to compete at a future home game, please follow BrewBoard on Twitter. Contestants must be 18+.

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.


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.

Fans should also note that there is a road closure on Coldhams Lane from the A1134 and Brooks Road junction, to east of the junction with Nuttings Road. This may cause some delays to supporters who travel along this route.

Home and away supporters can take advantage of the Cambridge Park & Ride, with a Matchday return ticket priced at £3 from Newmarket Road Park & Ride, CB5 8AA.

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.

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.

Supporter Accessibility...

Supporters with additional needs should visit the new Accessibility Info point by the Newmarket Road End turnstiles for access to the ground and information on the services we have available for disabled supporters.

Cambridge United prides itself on being an inclusive football club and providing the best customer service for its disabled supporters. The following services are available to both home and away fans.

For more information on our provisions for disabled supporters, please click here.

Supporter Behaviour...

To challenge the totally unacceptable presence of football tragedy abuse, for season 2023/24, regulation changes and tough new measures have been introduced which will see people who are found to have committed offences face stadium bans and potential criminal prosecution.

In addition to bans and criminal sanctions, a range of in-stadium, in-classroom and online resources will be rolled out under the ‘Love Football Protect the Game’ banner, to educate adults and children alike about the hurt tragedy chanting causes. Ground regulations have also been updated to incorporate references to tragedy chanting.

The game will also continue its efforts to combat dangerous, illegal and unwelcome behaviour off the pitch, be it in the stands or online. Last season a host of new measures were introduced by authorities which saw enhanced sanctions applied for people identified entering the pitch, using pyros, taking drugs to games, throwing objects or for discriminatory abuse.

For more information, please click here.

Report It...

Safety at the Abbey Stadium remains a key priority on a Matchday and should you witness anti-social or discriminatory behaviour, please speak to a steward, report it via the Club's anonymous reporting textline - 075224 73291 - or through our online Report an Incident page.

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