The London Road Football Ground Like?
Future Ground Developments
External View (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Norwich & Peterborough Stand & Moy's Terrace (photo)
Where To Drink?
Main Stand & London Road Terrace (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
London Road Terrace (photo)
View From The Moy's Terrace (photo)
Programme & Fanzine
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Other Places Of Interest
London Road Location Map
|What's The London Road Football 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 two tiered covered stand that is all seated. Both ends are covered terracing that look almost identical. They were given white roofs a couple of seasons back, in an effort to brighten up their appearance. However they both have a number of supporting pillars at the front of them, which could impede your view of the game. They do though give some charm to London Road, as these types of terraces are quickly disappearing from the football landscape in this country. Interestingly, there is an open air gap at the back of these terraces between the roof and the back supporting wall, which must mean that they can get a bit draughty in winter. In one corner of the ground between the South Stand and the London Road Terrace, is a Police Control Box. On either side of the Main Stand are two tall, old fashioned looking floodlights. The ground had a set of four at one time, but two were taken down when the new South Stand was built.|
The Club had previously announced that they were intending to make London Road into an all seater stadium to comply with League rules However with relegation to League One this is no longer a stipulation and is now unlikely to take place in the forseeable future.
|What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?|
|With Peterborough now in the
Championship, where all seater stadia is a requirement
for Clubs to comply with, then for many followers of
other teams, it is a rare chance to get to stand once
again on a real covered terrace. Just under 4,000 away fans can
be accommodated in the Moy's Terrace, with a further
800 seats being made available to away fans in the
Main (North) Stand. If however, only a small away following
is expected, then the terrace is kept closed and
away supporters are housed just in the Block A seats
of the Main Stand.
The Moy's Terrace has several supporting pillars, which may obstruct your view, but the acoustics of the covered terrace are good, lending to a good atmosphere. Although the stewards are visible, they are pretty laid back and don't to get involved unless needed. The only real downside to the terrace is that the facilities are inadequate if a big crowd is in attendance, with just one male toilet block and one refreshment serving hatch (with just two staff serving) being available. For the eagle eyed, then over to the right of the terrace in the distance, Peterborough Cathedral can be clearly seen. Food available inside the ground includes the standard fayre of; Cheeseburgers (£3.30), Burgers (£3.30), Hot Dogs (£3.30), Various Pies including Chicken Balti, Steak and Cheese & Onion (£2.90), Pasties (£2.90) and Jumbo Sausage Rolls (£2.90). 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 away terrace and seating area is situated at the opposite end of the ground to the main road.
|Norwich & Peterborough Stand & Moy's Terrace|
|Where To Drink?|
|There are a number of good pubs in the centre of
Peterborough. Most have doormen
present on matchdays, but
seem happy enough to admit away fans. The
Cherry Tree pub on Oundle Road is popular with both
home and away supporters. It is
about a 15 minute walk away from the visitors
turnstiles. It is a friendly pub that is listed in the
CAMRA Good Beer Guide and also offers a range of
reasonably priced matchday food, such Chilli &
Chips, Curry & Chips, Burgers etc.. which are
served from a separate area to the rear of the pub.
You can also park in their car park at a cost of £2.50
per car and £5 per minibus.
Alun Thomas a visiting Wrexham supporter adds; 'We found a better bet than the Cherry Tree was the Palmerston Arms. It is away fan friendly and has around 10 real ales on on offer. This pub is situated around 100 yards further along Oundle Road on the opposite side'. 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 between the Cherry Tree and Palmerston Arms is the Harbour City fish and chip shop. Please note though that it closes at 2pm on Saturdays.
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'.
Near to the ground 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, 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. 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. 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.'
|How To Get There By Car & Where To Park|
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.
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. As mentioned above there
is a fair sized car park at the
Cherry Tree pub on Oundle Road
(A605). 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.
|Peterborough station is around a mile away from the 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.|
operate a category system for match
tickets (A,B & C), whereby the
most popular games cost more to
watch. Category A prices are shown below, with Category B & C prices shown in
Norwich & Peterborough South Stand Seating:
Adults £25 (B £23) (C £20), Over 60's/Students £15 (B £13) (C £11), Under 16's £5 (B £5) (C £5), Family Tickets (2 Adults + 2 Under 16's) £50 (B £46) (C £40)
Main (North) Stand Seating:
Adults £25 (B £23) (C £20), Over 60's/Students £15 (B £13) (C £11), Under 16's £12 (B £10) (C £8)
London Road Terrace: Adults £20, Over 60's/Students £15 (B £13) (C £11), Under 16's £12 (B £10) (C £8)
Category B games: Brighton, Charlton, Huddersfield &
|Programme & Fanzine|
|Official Programme £3
Blue Moon Fanzine £2
|Cambridge United & Northampton Town.|
|For details of disabled facilities and club contact at the ground please visit the relevant page on the Level Playing Field website.|
|Peterborough United FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)|
|Record & Average Attendance|
|30,096 v Swansea City,
FA Cup 5th Round, February 20th, 1965.
2012-2013: 8,215 (Championship League)
2011-2012: 9,111 (Championship League)
2010-2011: 6,450 (League One)
|Fans Reviews Of London Road|
Sperrink (Wolverhampton Wanderers) 22/9/12
Joe Cummins (Watford) 21/4/12
Jason Simpkins (Nottingham Forest) 3/10/09
Tommy Madison (Rochdale) 11/8/07
Steve Bingham (Ipswich Town) 22/8/06
|Other Places Of Interest|
|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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* Although the ground was opened in 1934 there is evidence to suggest that football was played on the same area from the 1890's.