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Matchday Guide: Cambridge United vs Forest Green Rovers

6 May 2023

Club News

Matchday Guide: Cambridge United vs Forest Green Rovers

6 May 2023

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Ahead of Sunday's final game of the season, take a read of the Matchday Guide...


The Abbey Stadium is completely SOLD-OUT for Sunday's final game of the season.

The only further tickets to be made available will come from resales. Please check the Ticket Office Twitter Account for if/when these become available.

If you have a ticket or are a Season Ticket Holder and can't come to the game, please contact the Ticket Office to release your ticket.

You can do so by calling 01223 566 500 or logging into your online account and navigating to "My Current Tickets".

Supporters are also reminded to only buy tickets through official sources - please do not buy via social media sites as many messages claiming to sell tickets are coming from scam accounts.

Fans are reminded that the game kicks off at the earlier time of 12pm.

Stream Live...

Those not heading to the Abbey on Sunday can stream the action LIVE with an iFollow Match Pass!

The simplest way to do so is by clicking here and selecting the Forest Green Rovers fixture. Either log-in to your existing iFollow account or create a free account by clicking ‘Register Now’.

Opening Times...

Supporters are encouraged to arrive earlier than usual with a sell-out crowd in attendance.

  • Club Shop & Ticket Office: 9:30am
  • Hospitality: 10am
  • Kids' Zone: 10am
  • Turnstiles: 10am
  • All Food & Drink outlets: 10am
  • Fan Zones: 10am

The ground is expected to extremely busy lead up to kick-off and therefore, fans should give themselves plenty of time to arrive in good time.

Match Sponsors...

Thanks to this weekend's Match Sponsor, Highfield Event Group and Match Ball Sponsor, Eastern Demolition.

Mascots, Matchday Experiences and Ball Crew..

On Sunday we have another 13 Mascots joining us for the game! We can't wait to welcome Louie King, Theo Coughlin, Will Dodd-Patrick, Hayden Holden, Callum Knight, George McGennity, Charlie Scholefield, Seth Werthmann, Oliver Wilkinson, Freddie Wilson, Rory Wilson, Archie Lewis and Theo Boukersi

Bottisham FC U11s, Cherry Hinton U7s & Chesterton Eagles U9s Green are our Gold Matchday Experience teams, who will participate in a pre-match penalty shoot-out on the pitch and help form the Guard of Honour as the teams come out for kick-off. ​


This Sunday's Ball Crew is Cambridge United's Emerging Talent Centre U16 Girls.

Amber Hearts Matchday...

Cambridge United's season-long collaboration with the British Heart Foundation culminates this Sunday with our Amber Hearts Matchday.

The Club has been working with the British Heart Foundation this season to encourage supporters to look after their heart health.

Fans will be able to donate towards the BHF on Sunday, with Bucket Collectors taking donations all around the ground. A British Heart Foundation stand will be located outside the Club Shop, where supporters can access information, support and advice.

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And we will be speaking to some of our Amber Heart Heroes on the pitch ahead of kick-off to find out more about their individual stories.

If you can, please donate to the British Heart Foundation on Sunday and play your part in helping save lives.

Charity Boots Collection...

Cambridge United is supporting Charity Boots, a UK-based charity, that collects unwanted football boots & donates them to children across the world.

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Whilst the U's First Team players and staff have already donated their boots in the collection bin at the Training Ground, which is already almost full, we would love for U’s fans play their part and donate their unwanted football boots to the Charity Boots yellow bin, which will be situated outside the Club Shop on Sunday.

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 Forest Green Rovers' travelling supporters to the Abbey Stadium, who will be housed in the Intelligent Membranes South Habbin for this weekend's game.

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 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 9:30am until kick-off. 

Make the most of the end-of-season sale, with fans able to get 50% off all Hummel merchandise, whilst stocks last.

Fan Zones and Food/Drink...

Fan Zones in the Newmarket Road End, Main Stand and Intelligent Membranes Habbin are open from 10am, offering supporters space to get together and enjoy a range of culinary and beverage options before kick-off.

A refreshed food menu is in operation all across the stadium, with Pie and Mash, Gourmet Burgers, Street Food and Chicken or Vegetable Curry some of the options on offer.

Supporters can also enjoy lager, ale and cider in the Fan Zones behind each of the Abbey Stadium stands.


All bars open at 10am - alongside the turnstile opening times - and will remain open until the start of the second half.

Pints of Amstel, Wild Wave and Ghost Ship are on offer for just £4 in all drinking areas for the first 30 minutes of service.

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.

Junior U's Kids’ Zone...

The Little Aqua Junior U's Kids' Zone is open from 10am-12pm.


Featuring an inflatable goal, 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!

Matchday Passports...

Junior U’s who have been collecting their Junior U’s Passport stickers across the season can pick up their final one ahead of this Sunday’s game.

Those who have attend the most games throughout the season will be eligible to receive a Bronze (15-17 games), Silver (18-20 games) or Gold Medal at half-time of Sunday’s game.

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If your child will have reached either of these thresholds by Sunday, please fill in this form and give their details to our staff member at the Junior U’s point in the Kids’ Zone, when collecting their final sticker/s.

Junior U’s who are collecting a medal should meet our staff by the gates to the pitch at the Newmarket Road End side of the ground.

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.

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. All scoreboard requests must be submitted by 6pm on Friday.

Live Music...

We have two Abbey Stadium debutants performing ahead of kick-off on Sunday, with singer Jaz Goddard playing the Main Stand Fan Zone and DJ James Norman of HouseOlogy performing in the Newmarket Road End Fan Zone.

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

Matchday Programmes…

Priced at £3.50, this Sunday's Matchday Programme is packed full of features and available to order online now.

Plus, get the final eight stickers to complete your Cambridge United Official Sticker Album collection inside Sunday's edition! 

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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.

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!

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Show your support for Sunday's contestants as they take to the pitch at half-time.


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.

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.

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...

Ahead of this Sunday's final game of the season, supporters are reminded of their responsibility to behave in-line with the Club's Ground Regulations, that pyrotechnics are prohibited at the Abbey Stadium and that it is a criminal offence to enter the playing field.

We must remind you in the interests of safety for everyone inside our stadium, that the pitch is for managers, players and match officials, while the stands are there for you to support the team.

At the end of last season, some Clubs witnessed unsavoury and unwelcome scenes with a small minority of people entering the field of play whilst other fans took to the pitch in celebratory mood.

Pitch incursions are dangerous and anyone who does encroach onto the playing surface will face strong sanctions that could include a ban from attending matches at the Abbey Stadium and across the country and police action.

It is a criminal offence to enter the pitch and the real-life consequences for these actions have been felt by many with some fans receiving criminal records which can impact employment, education prospects and international travel.

It is not only yourself that can be disciplined. There could also be an impact on your family members and Cambridge United.

Our plea to you is to keep the pitch for players and the stands for spectators and avoid any unnecessary disruption at such a crucial point of the season.

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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