Information for travelling supporters heading to the ABAX Stadium tomorrow...
What’s the ground like?
On one side of the ground is the Norwich & Peterborough South Stand, which was opened in 1996 and replaced a former open terrace. Encased in supporting tubular steelwork, the 5,000 capacity stand is an impressive sight. The two tiered stand, is covered and all seated. There is also a row of executive boxes running across its middle. The other side, the Main Stand, is a much older stand, being first opened in 1957. It is two tiered, covered stand and is all seated. At one end is the London Road Terrace. This covered terrace has a bright white roof and is a classic looking old stand, having its roof put in place in the early 1950's. Opposite at the Moy's End, is a new all seater stand that was opened in November 2014. It is a single tiered all seated stand that has a capacity of 2,500. This covered stand replaced a covered terrace that was very similar in appearance to the London Road End. It has been named the Motorpoint Stand in a corporate sponsorship deal.
Although the new Moy's End stand is now open, the Club have decided to continue housing away fans in part of the Main Stand (towards the Moy's End) where just over 1,800 fans can be seated.
Food is available inside the ground which includes the standard choices of; Cheeseburgers (£3.60), Burgers (£3.50), Hot Dogs (£3.50), Various Pies including Chicken Balti, Steak and Cheese & Onion (£3.20), Pasties (£3.20) and Jumbo Sausage Rolls (£3.20).
The first choice is Charters, which is certainly worth a visit and is also listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. This former Dutch barge, is moored on the River Nene, just a few minutes walk away from London Road. It is on the left hand side of the bridge, going towards the city centre. Upstairs is a Chinese restaurant, but downstairs there is a bar.
The Palmerston Arms on Oundle Road is another option. It is away fan friendly and has around 10 real ales on offer. It is around a 15-minute walk away from London Road'. This pub is owned by Batemans Brewery and serves a number of their own ales, as well as additional guest ales. The pub doesn't serve food but doesn't object to customers bringing in their own. Handily located near to the pub which you pass on the way to the ground is the Woodston fish and chip shop.
Alternatively, the ground is in walking distance (10 minutes) of the city centre where there are plenty of good pubs to be found. Most have doormen present on matchdays but seem happy enough to admit away fans. If you are arriving by train then the Brewery Tap near to the station on Westgate, is worth a visit. The home of Oakham Ales, this spacious bar serves good beer, Thai food and allows you views into the brewery itself.
Traveling by car
Leave the A1 at Junction 17 and take the A1139 towards Peterborough. Then take the third exit slip road onto the A1260 (signposted City Centre). Leave the A1260 at the first exit (signposted Orton Malborne) and at the roundabout take the third exit onto Morley Way. Then at the next roundabout take the first exit onto Shrewsbury Avenue. After half mile you will reach a set of traffic lights (there is a car sales showroom on one corner) where you turn right onto Oundle Road (A605). Continue straight along Oundle Road and you will reach the stadium on your right.
There is no parking available to visiting supporters at the ground. There is a council pay & display car park just off London Road (turn right at the traffic lights after crossing the bridge over the River Nene, from the city centre and it is immediately on the right). This costs £4 to park there for the day. Otherwise, there is street parking to be found on side streets further up Oundle Road (going away from London Road).
Post Code for SAT NAV: PE2 8AL
Traveling by train
Peterborough Railway Station is around a mile away from the London Road Ground. Turn right out of station and follow the main road, passing an Asda store on your right. At the traffic lights near to the Rivergate Shopping Centre, turn right. Go over the bridge and you can see the floodlights of London Road, over on your left. It takes about 20 minutes to walk from the station to the ground.
Programme price - £3
(via the football ground guide)