Peterborough United

ABAX Stadium

Capacity: 14,319
Address: London Rd, Peterborough, PE2 8AL
Telephone: 01733 563 947
Fax: 01733 344 140
Ticket Office: 01733 865 674
Pitch Size: 112 x 76 yards
Pitch Type: Grass
Club Nickname: The Posh
Year Ground Opened: 1934*
Undersoil Heating: No
Shirt Sponsors: Mick George
Kit Manufacturer: Nike
Home Kit: Blue and White
Away Kit: All Yellow
Third Kit: Pink and Black

ABAX Stadium
ABAX Stadium
Motorpoint Stand
Motorpoint Stand
Looking Towards The London Road Terrace
Looking Towards The London Road Terrace
Main Stand
Main Stand
Looking Towards The Motorpoint Stand
Looking Towards The Motorpoint Stand
Norwich and Peterborough Stand
Norwich and Peterborough Stand
Main Stand and London Road Terrace
Main Stand and London Road Terrace
London Road Terrace
London Road Terrace
Motorpoint Stand External View
Motorpoint Stand External View

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. As to be expected from a terrace of such vintage it does have a number of supporting pillars running across the front of it, which could impede your view of the game. 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. In one corner of the ground between the South Stand and the London Road Terrace, is a Police Control Box, whilst on the other corner is a tall, old fashioned floodlight pylon. The ground had a set of four at one time, but three have been taken down as the London Road ground has been redeveloped.

It November 2014 the stadium was renamed the ABAX Stadium in a corporate sponsorship deal. ABAX who are a Norwegian firm, manage car fleets for companies. They have agreed to a five year sponsorship.

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. The view from this stand is quite good, although the facilities inside (such as the refreshment area and toilets) are on the small side and are quite basic. In the upper part of the stand the seating is wooden, giving an indication of the age of the stand. 

Food available inside the ground includes the standard fayre 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). On the whole on each of my visits, I have found Peterborough to be a good and fairly relaxed day out, with some good pubs in the locality too.

Andrew Bartlett a visiting Southampton fan adds; 'Away fans sitting in Block A of the Main Stand, should be made aware that the leg room is quite tight. Otherwise a very pleasant old fashioned ground with welcoming stewards.' Please note that the seating area is situated at the opposite end of the ground to the main London Road. 

With the recent closing of the Cherry Tree pub on Oundle Road then there is limited choice of pubs close to the ground. One exception 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, which had on my last visit 12 real ales on tap. It was friendly enough and fans were able to take their drinks out onto the river bank, which makes it quite pleasant, when the weather is good. 

Alun Thomas a visiting Wrexham supporter adds; 'We enjoyed the Palmerston Arms on Oundle Reload. 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. It is a strange pub, in so much that apart from one real ale on handpump, the rest of the ales are dispensed straight from the barrels in the cellar, which can be viewed through a glass window behind the bar. Please note that the pub doesn't stock the likes of Guinness, Carling etc... The pub also 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.Whilst Gordon Pearson recommends the Peacock, which can be found 'as you come over the River Nene, proceed down London Road past the ground on the left and the pub is situated on the right at the traffic lights next to a KFC drive through'.

Alternatively, the ground is in walking distance (10 minutes) of the city centre (which is very pleasant and complete with a cathedral) 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. Pete Cluderay informs me; 'I discovered an excellent pub just up the road from the Brewery Tap called the Wortley Almshouses which is housed within quite an old building. It serves reasonable priced beers by Sam Smiths as well as food.' 

Richard Feek tells me; 'Pubs wise there are a couple of notable additions that have recently opened in the City Centre, The Bumble Inn which a small micro pub located on Westgate (opposite the Wortley Almshouse) although on the small side it was very welcoming and serves a range of Real Ales, Ciders and continental lagers. The Stoneworks is a recently opened Craft Beer bar which has opened on Church Street in the City Centre, this is a fair sized open plan bar serving a good quality selection of craft beers, ciders and spirits, something slightly different to the usual City Centre pubs. The Drapers Arms on Cowgate is a two minute walk from the Station and is a large welcoming Wetherspoons pub. And finally the Solstice is hidden away behind the City Market on Northminster Road, this a large modern yet traditional bar showing sports on various screens, it also has a large outdoor and partly covered seating area outside with Plasma screens. Food is served as is Real Ale and the usual selection of drinks. Attached to the Solstice is Harrys Tea Room for those who would prefer a more relaxed non-alcoholic pre match drink or two'.

Please note that alcohol is not made available to away supporters inside the stadium.

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The ground is located on the outskirts of the city centre, on the A15 London Road. The ground is fairly well signposted around the city centre.

From the North/West
Drive into the city centre, follow signs for Whittlesey (A605) which will lead you to the London Road. The new stand is quite visible from some distance away, so keep a lookout.

From the South
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 £3 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). Please though check for any parking restriction signs on lamp posts, as the side streets nearest to the ground operate a residents only parking scheme.

Post Code for SAT NAV: PE2 8AL

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. Thanks to Andrew Dodd for providing the directions.

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Official Programme £3
Blue Moon Fanzine £2

Like a number of Clubs, Peterborough United operate a Category System (A & B) whereby the more popular games cost more to watch. Category A prices are shown below with Category B prices in brackets:

Home Fans*
Adults £26 (B £24), Aged 60 and over £21 (B £19), Under 22's £17 (B £15), Under 18's £10 (B £8), Under 12's £8 (B £6), Under 7's £1***
Adults £22 (B £20), Aged 60 and over £17 (B £15), Under 22's £13 (B £11), Under 18's £9 (B £7)

Away Fans*

Main (North) Stand A Wing Seating:
Adults £26 (B £24), Aged 60 and over £21 (B £19), Under 22's £17 (B £15), Under 18's £10 (B £8), Under 12's £8 (B £6), Under 7's £1***

* The prices shown above are for tickets bought in advance of matchday. Tickets bought on the day of the game can cost up to £2 more.
** Fans who become Club Members can receive a discount on these prices.
*** Under 7's must be accompanied by an adult (over 18). Maximum of three Under 7's per adult.

Also please note that proof of concession may be required on entering the ground.

Cambridge United and Northampton Town.

For details of disabled facilities and club contact at the ground please visit the relevant page on the Level Playing Field website.

Record Attendance

30,096 v Swansea City, FA Cup 5th Round, February 20th, 1965.

Average Attendance

2016-2017: 5,581 (League One)
2015-2016: 5,447 (League One)
2014-2015: 6,227 (League One)

Peterborough is famous for its Cathedral, which is right in the centre of the city. It is impressive both outside and in, with visitors welcome. You can of course at the same time, say a quick prayer for your team....

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Peterborough v Bristol Rovers
Football League One
Saturday 22nd April 2017, 3pm
Yaz Shah (Bristol Rovers fan)

Why were you looking forward to this game and visiting the ABAX Stadium?

We had a very slim chance of being in the push for a play off place for the remaining game next week but heavily dependent on three other results going our way. It was a simple journey for me up the A1.

How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?

Very easy drive until the final stage. Left my home in Harrow at 12:30 for the 80 miles up on the A1(M) then onto the A15. Very few signs going north on A1 for football ground when on A15 so I went too far. Got to ground at 14:15 and found street parking about 10 minutes walk. I would suggest that more signposts are put up to the ABAX Stadium from A1 and A15.

What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?

Nothing much except went and bought a ticket for £20. Home fans not too friendly? But no issues. Large police presence but saw no sign of any trouble.

What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the ABAX Stadium?

We had been allocated the Motorpoint Stand at one end and it was reasonably occupied by us. Peterborough were playing for pride, we had something to play for. This was their last home game. Ground was good with clear views. I liked the London Road ground; it had a nice feel to it helped by a nice sunny day. The pitch looked good as well for so late in the season, not too dissimilar to ours.

Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..

It was a bad result for us. We had three or four corners in the first five minutes and were pressing hard. Our first small mistake led to their first goal at an acute angle off the post. We were then awarded a penalty which our striker missed/saved by their goalie. They then scored again through another mistake by us. 2-0 at halftime but still hope. We then conceded another goal through a stray pass and then went down 4-0. We had so many chances that were missed or cleared off the line. We scored two late goals through Rory Gaffney who came on as sub. 4-2 was flattering to them. Stewards were very friendly although I am not sure that I would like PUFC  emblazoned on my back? Tea was good but expensive at £2.20. Toilets were modern and very clean compared to other grounds.

Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

Easy via A15 to A1. Home just in time to watch last half hour of Chelsea beating Spurs in FA Cup semi by the same score of 4-2.

Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

A very bad day for us as the three points would have put us in a very good position for our last home game vs Millwall as Millwall lost, Southend lost and Rochdale drew. The referee and linesmen were fair and good with a crowd of 5,500 of which approximately a 1,000 being Rovers. I am glad I went and I think we will beat Millwall next week and miss the play offs by one place. But still a great season for us after two successive promotions.

Peterborough United v Sheffield United
Football League One
Saturday 11th February 2017, 3pm
Felix McHugh (Sheffield United fan)

Why were you looking forward to this game and visiting the ABAX Stadium?

It was my wedding anniversary and this match coincided. So a trip to see this game coupled with a romantic night in Peterborough seemed like an appropriate double celebration.

How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?

Straight down the A1. The ground is easy to find although I do long for the bygone era of looking out for the big floodlight pylons, which made locating grounds much easier.

What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?

Checked into hotel and then walked up to the ground. Peterborough seems like a friendly town and there was not the slightest hint of any aggro.

What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the ABAX stadium?

It has been half a lifetime since I was last at London Road, and I was happy to see that some of the ground hasn't changed. It's nice to see a standing home end that still exists. There is a big stand down one side where the open terrace used to be; I wonder how the Club got planning permission for that. The new stand where the away terrace used to be is smaller than it looks on television, but the Posh had been very generous with their ticket allocation so I got a seat in the old Main Stand. It was a wooden seat, which is also a rarity these days, but my backside barely touched it because the entire Blades contingent spent the duration of the match standing up.

Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..

A cracking game. The Blades were on top but Posh defended bravely and had some dangerous looking players, but their final pass tended to go awry. Their goalie was having a good game but in the 87th minute Billy Sharp for the Blades popped up with the winning goal. The atmosphere in the Blades section was wonderful. As for Peterborough's fans, I don't know whether they made much noise or not because I was deafened by my own side's supporters and their non-stop singing. I even joined in a few times, myself.

Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

Easy. Although there seemed to be Police everywhere because of the large number of away fans, but everything was okay.

Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

A great day out at Peterborough. I enjoyed the match, the late winner was a moment of pure joy and we slept in a nice comfy bed. We had pizza in the town centre afterwards and that was pretty good too. Peterborough isn't the most attractive town in the world but it's by no means the worst and it does have it's ancient bits. They don't half have funny accents, though!

Peterborough United v Milton Keynes Dons
Football League One    
Saturday 28th January 2017, 3pm
Syed Ahmed (Milton Keynes Dons fan)

Why were you looking forward to this game and visiting the ABAX Stadium?

After going to Bolton and Scunthorpe earlier in the season, I had to turn down multiple offers to go to away games after refereeing youth matches on the mornings of the games. And although I was due to go to Port Vale a few weeks before this game, it sadly got postponed due to snow. But this game I knew I could go to with my friend as it didn't take long to get to compared to other journeys so I was able to referee the youth game and jump straight into the car, all in good time.

How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?

Our journey was swift with my friend's dad driving having travelled there many a time. Apart from struggling to find a good place to park, we had no issues with driving by car.

What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?

After driving past the London Road Ground and Peterborough City Centre area, we walked there as soon as we parked up. We had shot off from Milton Keynes, leaving us not having had any lunch. Although we had been looking for a pub to sit and eat and watch the Liverpool v Wolves FA Cup game (my friend is a Man United fan and didn't let me forget about the loss as I supported Liverpool as well), none of the pubs seemed particularly welcoming to away fans so we didn't bother. In the end we sat and ate pizza from papa Luigi's who were keen to read the programme I had bought before going in as they starred in it. The Posh fans in there seemed to be pleasant and talkative. We didn't have any issues around the ground either.

What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the ABAX Stadium?

I hadn't expected a great deal from the ground having known it was fairly old. Although the newer stand opposite the tunnel was impressive, I couldn't say the other sections were. There was a good following from the Dons fans so we couldn't move around too much but we sat on the row between the lower section of plastic seats and wooden seats so our legs weren't cramped like every other row behind us. The wooden seating was awful and we saw nails on the ground having fallen out from them. Due to the complete lack of space between rows people were having to climb over chairs to get up to the higher rows which wasn't great. I have definitely been in better stands but at least we weren't the unlucky few stuck behind a pillar.

Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..

So having gone in early, we hoped there might have been a bar or something in the ground, but we were left very disappointed by all the facilities in general. They had two tiny refreshment bars barely tall enough to stand up in and the two sets of toilets could hold no more than five at a time. The atmosphere in the Dons area was fantastic but the rest of the ground was very poor. Dons sang and sang but no Posh fans every responded so we ended up making fun of multiple bits of Peterborough. One chant poked fun at the dodgy Bob the Builder look alike mascots, another one at Junior Morias, a Peterborough sub who in his large puffer jacket looked a bit like Akinfenwa. What topped it off was chants towards to youngish stewards, one a blond girl and another a largish ginger lad. Chants included 'we want our ginger back', 'she so know ginger' (in relation to him talking to this blond girl' and 'we've got our ginger back'.

The game its self started nervy for the dons after having needing a goal line clearance from our centre back after a goal keeper mare and also a ball that fizzed across the box. However the second half was all us with the flood gates opening after Harvey Barnes on loan from Leicester scored his second in as many games with a pot shot that rolled over the line. Striker Agard finished well, even after a clear penalty was turned don. But then Chuks Aneke scored a ridiculous volley that was hit so hard the camera on the replays I watched after the game nearly missed it. The same man finished the riot with a simple finish after terrible defending from a corner we had won. In all a fantastic second half, in which a considerable amount most of the posh fans had missed after leaving after the third goal.. It finished 4-0 to the Dons.

Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

Although this wasn't a derby game, there was a considerable Police presence. I didn't see any disturbances almost as if posh fans knew they had been thumped. We quickly got back to our car and enjoyed our journey home very much, especially after Newport Pagnell Town, a local team in Milton Keynes, won in extra time in the FA Vase 5th round after being 2-0 down at half time and scoring in the sixth min of added time to make it 2-2.

Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

Overall, probably the best away day trip I have been on for some time purely because of the result. It was great to get revenge on the posh after they strolled to a win at our place. Finally it is looking up for MK Dons!

Peterborough United v Walsall
League One
Saturday 19th September 2015, 3pm
Karl (Walsall fan)

Why you were looking forward to going to visiting the London Road football ground?

Having worked previously at the ABAX Stadium before as a member of security, I was interested to see how the ground experience was from a fans perspective. Plus it was a match that I was looking forward to, as Walsall were currently second in the league table. 

How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?

As I can't drive and didn't want to travel down on a coach/mini bus I decided the best option was catching the train from Birmingham New Street that goes direct to Peterborough. But on arrival at Peterborough railway station I did become a bit lost to start with, but as soon as I loaded Google Maps it was easy to find the ground. In the end it was just a 10-15 minute walk from the train station.

What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?

Once I arrived I decided to have a beer as it was midday and the Draper Arms which is a 5 minute walk from the train station was welcoming to away fans. I then wandered into the city centre and decided to have a burger and chips from a van that seems to be permanent. I then visited the Charter Bar on the river Nene, which had a great selection of real ales. With the nice weather it was a lovely place to sit outside.

What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the stadium?

Having worked at the stadium before, the ground is very split between the new and old. You can immediately see the difference in the newer stands compared to the London Road Terrace and the Main Stand in which the away fans are situated. The leg room in the stand isn't all that good especially with the old wooden seating.

Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..

The game was dull until the second half. As soon as Romaine Sawyers put the ball in the back of the net I thought that Walsall could have gone on to win, especially when Peterborough had a man sent off. But Walsall gave away a silly penalty four minutes from the end, which Posh ruefully accepted and equalised. The atmosphere from the away fans was brilliant as we never stop singing, yet the home fans only got behind their team when the drummer decided to bang his drum. The catering facilities are poor as they are just a hole in the wall, but the stewards were friendly.

Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

Getting away from the ground was easy and was great to chat to some home fans when walking back towards the train station.

Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

I enjoyed my experience as an away fan at this ground even though the result didn't go our way. Certainly would visit again if away fans weren't in the Main Stand. Perhaps they should be moved back to the newer Motorpoint Stand? as the home fans are not filling out this end.

Peterborough Utd v Crawley Town
League One
Saturday 25th April 2015, 3pm
Steve Herbert (Crawley Town fan)

Why you were looking forward to going to the London Road Ground?

The trip to London Road was to be part of my stag do weekend. We were actually staying in London for the weekend but I wanted to include a football away day as part of the celebrations!

How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?    

Very easy, just 45 minutes by train from Kings Cross to Peterborough and you can actually see the ground on your right as you approach Peterborough station. From the railway station it's about a 10 minute walk to the ground.

What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?    

As we were on a stag weekend we were interested in a good drink before the game. Our first stop was The Drapers arms (a Wetherspoons pubs) close to the station. The pub allowed both home and away fans in colours and all the cheap drink offers and prices that you expect from a Wetherspoons. We then visited Charters Bar, on the river, right next to the stadium. This was a brilliant pre match pit-stop with over 20 ales on tap! Highly Recommended especially on a warm sunny day!

What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the stadium?

London Road is going through a modernisation period at the moment with two new and two old stands. Us reds were housed in the old Main Stand which even though it has pillars, still gives a decent view of the pitch.

Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..    

The game turned out to be a thrilling 4-3! unfortunately we ended up on the wrong end of that scoreline. Despite the fact we went 3-2 up with 2 minutes left to play! If we had seen the game out we would still be in League One. The atmosphere was brilliant though, with a healthy 332 Crawley fans creating a brilliant atmosphere throughout. The stewards seemed friendly enough, but as its an old stand the toilets and catering facilities are well past there time! My advice would be eat before you go in. Also alcohol is not sold to visiting fans. Bit of a let down if your on a stag party!

Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

No problems getting away from the ground after, just followed the masses towards the city centre. The railway station is well sign posted and only a 10 minute stroll away.

Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

Despite throwing away victory in the last few minutes which would of kept us Reds up! It was a brilliant game of football and a brilliant away day for my stag party! Many a beer was sunk, and i didn't end up the river! Will definitely be visiting Peterborough again, especially the Charters Bar!

Peterborough United v Stevenage
League One
Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 3pm
Dan Cope (Stevenage fan)

1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground (or not as the case may be):
As a Stevenage fan, when the fixtures came out, the first match I looked for was away at Peterborough. I was thoroughly looking forward to this game as it was the closest thing to a derby we have in this league, and a chance to tick another ground off the list.

2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?
I jumped on the train at Stevenage which went direct to Peterborough. The train passed the ground before we arrived at the station so it was easy to figure out which direction to go. We turned right out of the train station, walked through the town center and the floodlights were easily visible so we just headed in that direction.
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?
My friend and i went to a pub called "The Office" which was about 10 minutes away from the ground, we had a couple of drinks and watched a thrilling Merseyside derby!

4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the ground?
My first impression on the ground was how old it looked from the outside. The away section in the Main Stand had a very low roof and a pillar which slightly obstructed our view. The ground had two large terraces, one of which is normally used by away fans, however I believe this is going to be demolished soon. The stand opposite us had two tiers and looked very modern compared to the rest of the ground.

5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..
The only goal game from a 20 yard curler from Lucas Akins in the 20th minute, there were also 9 yellow cards and 1 red card in the worst refereed match i have ever seen. As expected, the 600+ Stevenage fans generated a fantastic atmosphere and really got behind the team. Sadly there was not much banter with the Posh fans, we didn't hear a peep out of them all game. The snack bar was tiny and did not serve burgers so I settled for an overpriced, dry, sausage roll. The toilets too were in a tiny shed like room.

6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:
After the game it was a simple walk through town back to the train station.

7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
I thoroughly enjoyed my day, and 95% of that was due to the result and an entertaining game and it's another stadium I can tick off my list :)

Peterborough United v Preston North End
League One
Saturday, October 5th 2013, 3pm
Paul Willott (Preston North End fan)

A fixture that for fans such as myself living exiled in the south-east stands out as a "must do" had extra spice in so far as the host club were now being managed once again by the son of the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson after his not exactly successful stint at the helm of the Lilywhites. Also a plus point for me is that it stands out as one that begs to be done by public transport as the ground sits so close to the first major station that the express trains out of Kings Cross use, therefore some-one else can doe the "driving" for a change and I can enjoy a beer or two !

As my colleague and I wandered up to take our train out of Kings Cross I had a very excited anticipation of the fayre on offer with Peterborough unbeaten at home, second in the table, with Preston similarly unbeaten away and also flying high in the table, it had all the trappings of a great afternoon in prospect.

As we arrived in Peterborough in good time, we meandered through the city centre taking in the sights of this historic looking place complete with its Cathedral. Gradually, once we'd taken in some food, our feet plodded over the River Nene and the Cambridge to Peterborough railway line, from which vantage point one can just glimpse the start of the preserved Nene Valley railway before we decided to refresh our thirsty souls with some beers in "The Peacock" across from the ground. The pub also welcomes cars for a small fee on matchdays.

On a previous visit I had found doormen at said pub extremely reluctant to let away fans in, but this time we were made most welcome, and as the weather was dry and mild enough we took our beers out in the open area behind the pub to have a crafty smoke as we supped and engaged in discussion with some of the friendly home supporters about the world of football.

As kick-off approached we entered the ground and took our pick of seats still available in the section allocated to away fans. The matchday program interestingly documented that imminent demolition of the Moys Terrace was due to start with contracts being signed and there was a computer generated image of how the new stand will look.

The stand , whilst clearly old, is adequate and the roof allows the travelling support to raise as good an atmosphere as used to be generated under the roof of the Moys Terrace.

The match was a cracker, and although two soft-ish goals conceded during the first half gave Peterborough a commanding position, it was pleasing to see that they continued to make a game of it, pushing hungrily for more goals. In the second half, Preston seemed more assertive and could not be faulted for effort and endeavour rattling the woodwork on no less than 3 occasions with the home keeper seemingly beaten, although the home fans would no doubt counter with a goal of their own that was disallowed. Neither side let up until the referee blew for full time, so although slightly disappointed to lose, one felt more than satisfactorily entertained after 90 minutes of good entertaining football from two good teams.

Hence we returned towards the railway station, and to London where it seemed rude not to pay a visit to the most excellent bar above the station for a few more cheeky beers where we chanced upon a Coventry City supporter similarly exiled as myself who was equally happy to consume liquers as we put the world of football to rights . . . . .

A most pleasant and enjoyable day.

Peterborough United v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Championship League
Saturday September 22nd 2012, 3pm
Thomas Sperrink (Wolves fan)

1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground (or not as the case may be):

I was really looking forward to visiting Peterborough as I knew quite a few Wolves fans would be travelling and I expected a good atmosphere as most Wolves fans would be housed in the standing terrace.

2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?

It was a really easy drive from Birmingham up the M6/A14/A605 and then we managed to find some free street parking off Oundle Road about 5-10 minutes walk from the ground.

3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?

We visited the Palmerston Arms for a pint as the landlord had posted on a Wolves message board that we would be welcome there (which I thought was a very nice touch as he also left his phone number should fans require parking).  It was a great little pub with all the ales poured straight from the barrels which are housed behind the bar the other side of a glass window.  The service was very quick and the beer was excellent.  The home supporters were very friendly and although my father and I were happy to chat between ourselves I did notice a few conversations between opposing fans.

4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the ground?

We walked down to the ground and it was easy access to the away stands.  We chose to buy our tickets in the seated area adjacent to the pitch while the majority of away support was housed in the standing terrace to our left behind the goal.  The stand we were in was pretty dated with wooden seats and with standing areas behind each goal only the stand opposite us looked like it had been recently built. There were some supporting pillars in front of us but they didn’t block our view particularly badly.

5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, toilets etc..

We both grabbed a balti pie and a Bovril before the game which were the best I’ve had in a couple of seasons, however we bought ours 20 minutes before kick off and they were the last 2 so I would suggest they probably do not stock enough for a larger away following.  There are a couple toilets in the seated stand and the half time entertain was quite funny with the mascots having a running and throwing competition.

The game itself was utterly dominated by Wolves who scored a penalty mid way through the first half and added a second late in the second half but rarely looked troubled by a fairly toothless Peterborough side.  The atmosphere was pretty good, although some moronic Wolves fans threw a couple of flares onto the pitch after we scored and despite a steward being about 3 foot away it was left to the goalkeeper to remove this from the field of play.  In their defence the stewards in my stand were fine and created a relaxed atmosphere.  The Peterborough fans did seem to rouse themselves in the second half when their side showed a bit more bite but in the end the timing of the goals kept the Wolves fans on top.

6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

Getting away was easy enough, we walked back to the car and the traffic was a little heavy but not too bad.

7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

I would definitely recommend a trip to Peterborough as the ground was a blast from the past and created a good atmosphere.  I think the ground will probably change in the coming years so I would recommend getting a trip to London Road before it changes too much.

Peterborough United v Watford
Championship League
Saturday April 21st 2012, 3pm
Joe Cummins (Watford fan)

I was really looking forward to the match because London Road is essentially the only ground with terracing I'd be able to travel to with Watford for some time. It was slightly disappointing however because if Watford had previously won a few more games, then this could have sent us to the play-off's as it was the second last game of the season. I was still looking forward to it however as I knew it would be a fun day out.

Getting to the ground was relatively easy as it was a straight road from the A1 all the way to London Road. We parked about 10 minutes away from the ground as we wanted to avoid post-match congestion. The station wasn't far away either so coming by train wouldn't be too much hassle. The ground is quite visible because of its large floodlights.

Upon leaving the car park, we crossed under a small subway onto a main High Street. There were various places to eat and drink there but there wasn't really the kind of pub me and my Dad were looking for. We crossed a bridge just off of the High Street and found this nice place with an outside seating area and a drinks kiosk. There were many Peterborough and Watford fans there so it made for a nice atmosphere before the game.

When I first arrived at the ground, I was quite impressed by the Norwich and Peterborough South Stand that was relatively big and had two tiers. The two ends were terracing of course and the low roof made for some nice acoustics inside. The Main Stand wasn't as impressive, but it housed 800 seats for away fans, if you didn't fancy standing.

The game was probably the best away atmosphere you could get at an away game this season. The low roof over the away terrace makes every song sound really loud and all away fans would probably be impressed by the atmosphere. Unfortunately, the home fans were some of the quietest bunch i've ever seen and there were a few " Library..." chants coming from us! The only time I heard them was when they scored.

The stewards were generally rather laid back and only really had to react when loads of Watford fans came to the front when we scored. The hospitality in the terracing was quite poor to be honest. There was one serving hatch that served all the general stuff as well as some pies, however since it was the only one it was always packed. There was also only one ladies/gents toilet, this caused queues and was very inconvenient. 

The game itself was quite exciting resulting in a 2-2 draw. The home side took the lead early on through a penalty. Before Watford bounced back when the Peterborough keeper failed to clear his lines. Watford then took the lead when Sean Murray netted an excellent direct free kick. However Peterborough levelled the game when Davis knocked in a rebound from outside the box. The game was good to watch with both teams playing relatively well.

Getting away was pretty easy, you just had to walk across a dirt path until you reach the main road again. There didn't seem to be an awful lot of Police presence around the ground. However once we reached the car there was a lot of traffic getting out of the central area. The way back to the A1 was relatively easy as London Road joins onto the junction on the A1.

Overall I was rather impressed by the day out, the terracing was a laugh as I hadn't really been on one before. The game itself was quite good, even if we were only 14th by the end. I would recommend it to families and men alike because of the fact there is both terracing and seating for away fans. The ground is also not far from the centre of town so you can do a bit before the game as well.

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* Although the ground was opened in 1934 there is evidence to suggest that football was played on the same area from the 1890's.

Updated 9th August 2017