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Peterborough United FC
London Road

Capacity: 15,314
Address:
London Rd, Peterborough, PE2 8AL
Main Telephone No: 01733 563 947
Ticket Office No: 01733 865 674

Fax No: 01733 344 140
Pitch Size: 112 x 76 yards
Team Nickname: The Posh
Year Ground Opened: 1934*
Shirt Sponsors: Stadium Energy
Home Kit Colours: Blue & White
Away Kit Colours: All White
Kit Manufacturers: Nike

Official Web Site:
www.theposh.com
Unofficial Web Sites:
Londonroad.net
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Contents
What's The London Road Football Ground Like?
Future Ground Developments
External View (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Norwich & Peterborough Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
Main Stand & London Road Terrace (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
By Train

London Road Terrace (photo)
Admission Prices

Programme & Fanzine
Local Rivals

Disabled Facilities
Fixtures 2013-2014
Ground Layout
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Hotel Accommodation
Other Places Of Interest
London Road Location Map

 

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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. At one end is the London Road Terrace. This covered terrace has a bright white roof and is a classic looking old stand. 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 was a similar looking stand called the Moy's Terrace, but this has now been demolished in preparation for the building of a new all seater stand. 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 two tall, old fashioned looking floodlight pylon. The ground had a set of four at one time, but three have been taken down as London Road has been redeveloped.

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Future Ground Developments

With support from the local council (who own the football ground) the Club have commenced with the making London Road into an all-seater stadium. The first phase of this is to replace the Moy's End with a new 2,500 capacity stand. This has commenced with the demolition of the terrace at that end, so construction should start soon.

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External View


External View, London Road, Peterborough
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What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Away fans are normally housed in part of the Main (North) 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 (3.30), 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 seating area is situated at the opposite end of the ground to the main London Road.

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Norwich & Peterborough Stand


South Stand, London Road, Peterborough

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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.

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hilst 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.'

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Main Stand & London Road Terrace


Main Stand, London Road, Peterborough

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How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
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 the junction with the A15. Take the A15 towards Peterborough, you will eventually come to the ground 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. 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.

Map showing the location of the London Road ground (at the bottom of this page).

Post Code for SAT NAV: PE2 8AL

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By Train
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.

Remember if travelling by train then you can save on the cost of fares by booking in advance. Visit the the trainline website to see how much you can normally save. Click on the trainline logo below:

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London Road Terrace


London Road Terrace, Peterborough

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Admission Prices
The Club operate a category system for match tickets (A & B), whereby the most popular games cost more to watch. Category A prices are shown below, with Category B prices shown in brackets:

Home Fans:
Norwich & Peterborough South Stand Seating:
Adults 25 (B 23), Over 60's/Students 15 (B 13),
Under 16's 5 (B 5), Family Tickets (2 Adults + 2 Under 16's) 50 (B 46)
Main (North) Stand Seating:
Adults 25
(B 23), Over 60's/Students 15 (B 13), Under 16's 12 (B 10)
London Road Terrace: Adults 20 (B 18), Over 60's/Students 15
(B 13), Under 16's 12 (B 10)

Away Fans
Main (North) Stand A Wing Seating:
Adults 25
(B 23), Over 60's/Students 15 (B 13), Under 16's 12 (B 10)

Category B games: Carlisle United, Crawley Town, Bristol City, Shrewsbury Town, Tranmere Rovers & Walsall.

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Programme & Fanzine
Official Programme 3
Blue Moon Fanzine 2

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Local Rivals
Cambridge United & Northampton Town.

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

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Fixtures 2013-2014
Peterborough United FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)

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Ground Layout

Record & Average Attendance
30,096 v Swansea City,
FA Cup 5th Round, February 20th, 1965.

Average Attendance:
2012-2013: 8,215
(Championship League)
2011-2012: 9,111
(Championship League)
2010-2011: 6,450 (League One)

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Fans Reviews Of London Road
Dan Cope (Stevenage) 23/11/13
Paul Willott (Preston North End) 5/10/13
Thomas Sperrink (Wolverhampton Wanderers) 22/9/12
Joe Cummins (Watford) 21/4/12

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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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Hotel Accommodation
If you require hotel accommodation in the area then first try a hotel booking service provided by Late Rooms. They have a huge choice of places to stay and their booking facility is straightforward to use. Yes this site will earn a small commission if you book through them, but it will go to help with the running costs of keeping the Guide going. Hotels are listed giving details of their distance from the ground.

Access their Peterborough Hotels and Guest Houses page.

Remember that you can use the above link or panel below to book any other hotels that you may need for business or leisure, either in the UK or abroad.


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Map showing the location of the London Road football ground, railway station and listed pubs


 

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Feedback
If anything is incorrect or you have something to add, please e-mail me duncan@footballgroundguide.com and I'll update the guide.

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


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Last Updated: 23
March 2014