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
London Road 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. 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 at the Moy's End, a new all seater stand is being constructed. 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.|
With the financial support from the local council (who own the football ground) the Club have commenced with the building of a new stand to replace the Moy's End Terrace. The new all seated will have a capacity of 2,500. The new stand is scheduled to open in late October 2014.
|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.
|Norwich & Peterborough Stand|
|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.
Post Code for SAT NAV: PE2 8AL
|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
South (Family) Stand: Adults £23, Over 60's/Under 22's £14, Under 18's £5, Under 10's Free**
Family Tickets (2 Adults + 2 Under 16's) £46
Main (North) Stand Seating:
Adults £23, Over 60's/Under 22's £14, Under 18's £10
London Road Terrace:
Adults £18, Over 60's/Under 22's £12, Under 18's £8
* The prices shown above are for tickets
bought in advance of matchday. Tickets bought on the
day of the game can cost up to £3 more.
** Under 10's must be accompanied by an adult
(over 18). Maximum of three Under 10's per adult.
|Programme & Fanzine|
|Official Programme £3
Blue Moon Fanzine £2
|Cambridge United & Northampton Town.|
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.
2013-2014: 6,340 (League One)
2012-2013: 8,215 (Championship League)
2011-2012: 9,111 (Championship League)
|Fans Reviews Of London Road|
Paul Willott (Preston North End) 5/10/13
Thomas Sperrink (Wolverhampton Wanderers) 22/9/12
Joe Cummins (Watford) 21/4/12
|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.