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Histon FC
Glassworld Stadium

(but still known to a lot of fans as Bridge Road)
Capacity: 3,800 (Seats 1,700)
Address: Bridge Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9PH
Telephone No: 01223 237373
Team Nickname: The Stutes
Year Ground Opened: 1962
Home Kit Colours: Red & Black
Official Web Site: www.histonfc.co.uk
Unofficial Web Site: Unofficial Histon






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What's The Ground Like?
On one side of the ground is the Main Stand. It is a traditional looking stand that is covered and all seated. It only runs for about a third of the length of the pitch and straddles the half way line. The seated area is elevated above the pitch meaning that spectators have to climb a small set of stairs in front to access it. There are windshields to either side and the Clubís offices are located in the building behind. During 2007 a further 500 covered seats were installed next to this stand in front of the new Cambridgeshire County FA Headquarters building, which gives this side of the stadium a bit of an odd look. Opposite is another small seated stand which is covered and looks quite tidy. Both ends are virtually identical small covered terraces, that look to have been recently constructed. The ground is completed with a set of eight floodlights, four of which run down each side of the pitch. There is quite a lot of greenery to be seen around the perimeter of the ground, re-enforcing its rural look.

Main Stand


Main Stand

Thanks to Jon Weaver for providing the above photo.

Where To Drink?

There is a small club house at the ground, but alas this is for home supporters only. However, if you elect to sit in the Grandstand then you can gain access to it. The nearest pub is called the Railway Vue on Station Road. It is about a 5-10 minute walk away. From the entrance of the ground turn right and head along Bridge Road. Turn left at the next set of traffic lights and then left again into Station Road. The pub is down on the left and there is plenty of street parking in this area to be had. Dilan Owen adds; 'You can get to the Railway Vue even quicker if you walk down the closed off road opposite the ground entrance, the Railway Vue is then down on your right'.

If you have a bit more time on your hands then you can go into the centre of Histon then there are number of pubs to be found on the High Street, including the Barley Mow, Boot Inn, Rose & Crown and the Red Lion. The latter being listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.

Covered Seated Stand


Covered Seated Stand

Thanks to Jon Weaver for providing the above photo.

How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
Histon is situated just north of Cambridge. The ground is located on the outskirts of the nearby village of Impington. Leave the M11 and take the A14 towards Newmarket. At Junction 32 take the B1049 towards Histon. You will pass a Holiday Inn on your right and then the road goes over an old Railway Line. The entrance to the ground is just down on the right, just before the pedestrian crossing. If you start driving past houses then you have gone too far!

There is very limited parking available at the ground itself at a cost of £2 per car. If you continue past the ground and take the next right into New Road, then there is another car park operated by the Club at the Recreation Ground which costs £1.50 for cars, £2.50 for minibuses and £10 per coach. In addition there is plenty of street parking available in the area.

Map showing the location of the Glassworld Stadium (at the bottom of this page)


By Train
There is no longer a railway station in Histon. The nearest station is in Cambridge, around three miles away. The Citi 8 bus regularly runs from Cambridge station to Histon/Impington (the ground is on the very edge of Impington). Get off at the Lea Hospital or Railway Vue pub stops, both close to the ground. You can view the bus timetable on the Stagecoach website (PDF file).


Admission Prices
Adults £11
Concessions £7
Under 16ís & Students With NUS Card £3.50
Under 5's Free

Map Showing The Location Of The Glassworld Stadium In Histon



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Last Updated : 22 December 2013