Posts Tagged: Cambridge United

International Break at the Abbey Stadium

Away end at the Abbey Stadium, Cambridge United

International break, check. The Toon not playing, check. A chance to tick off a new ground, check. Blogger and Newcastle fan Colin took full advantage to reach 3/4 of a century. Ground 75/92: Cambs Glass Stadium (Abbey Stadium) Game: Cambridge United 0-0 Stevenage Date: 25/03/2017 As it was the international break for the top two divisions, including my beloved Newcastle United, I decided this was the perfect time to tick off another ground. The usual text message to my mates asking if they fancied ‘a random’ wasn’t received as well as expected; hardly surprising as it’s only me who’s interested… Read more »

Into the final 10 doing the 92 at the Abbey Stadium!

Away end at the Abbey Stadium home of Cambridge United

Changes to the Johnstone’s Paint, no EFL, no, err what’s called… ah yes, the Checkatrade Trophy have provoked an outcry from fans. A tournament already belittled by many saw changes in format, rules and entrants this summer. More matches on the calendar and rock bottom prices though provide groundhoppers with an ideal chance to get a few more ticks off the list. That’s the opportunity blogger Michael Pilcher took. The Gills fan reports back on entering the final 10 of his journey doing the 92 league grounds… Ground: Abbey Stadium (Cambs Glass Stadium) (82/92) Game: Cambridge United 2-1 Middlesbrough Date:… Read more »

Going Down-ton the Abbey Stadium

the main stand at the cambs glass stadium

With the new season underway blogger pb1uk sets about continuing his journey towards the 92 club with a trip to Cambridgeshire. Ground: Abbey Stadium (Cambs Glass Stadium) (59/92) Game: Cambridge United 1-1 Barnet Date: 06/08/2016   For the first time in a number of years the ups and downs from the Football League didn’t effect the number of grounds left to do on my 92. Enter stage left West Ham. The Hammer’s move from Upton Park saw a ground chalked off my list and put me back down to 58. Wanting to make this up as soon as possible an… Read more »

Is there a buzz around the Hive Stadium?

Barnet's ground

It was 1 down 2 to go for blogger Tim Dove this weekend. As he closes in on the magical 92 mark Tim made the journey to the Hive Stadium, the new home of Barnet FC. Ground: The Hive 90/92 Game: Barnet 0-0 Cambridge United Date: 29/08/2015 Thoughts on the ground: I’d previously been to Barnet when they played at Underhill in 1999 but following their promotion as Champions from the now National League, this was an early opportunity to visit “The Hive”. Barnet FC moved to this purpose built stadium and training complex in 2013. The stadium itself can… Read more »

Wimbledone! Kingsmeadow ticked off

Gates at Kingsmeadow AFC Wimbledon

Groundhopper Tim Dove heads to Kingsmeadow to tick off the home of AFC Wimbledon on his quest to join the 92 club. Ground: Kingsmeadow 85/92 Game: AFC Wimbledon 1-2 Cambridge United Date: 29/11/2014 Thoughts on the ground: Kingsmeadow is a small but tidy stadium that has a modern feel to it due to the investment in recent years since AFC Wimbledon took over the lease from Kingstonian FC, who still groundshare with the Dons. On one side is the Paul Strank Stand. This is a covered and all seated Main Stand which has recently been extended and runs the full-length… Read more »

Tim Dove ticks the Abbey Stadium off his 92

South stand and floodflight at the Abbey Stadium the home of Cambridge United

Blogger Tim Dove heads to the Abbey Stadium as he enters the final furlong of doing the 92 league grounds. Ground: The Abbey Stadium 83/92 Game: Cambridge United 1-0 Fleetwood Town Date: 08/11/2014 Thoughts on the ground: Having gained re-entry to the Football League and ‘the 92’ in May 2014 after a 9 year absence this first round FA Cup tie provided an opportunity to attend the Abbey Stadium, home to Cambridge United. Having allowed ample journey time to avoid Cambridge traffic congestion an early arrival allowed me to easily find nearby street parking within a two minute walk to… Read more »

A friday thriller at the Pirelli Stadium

Burton Albion v Cambridge United at the Pirelli Stadium

On his quest to join the 92 club blogger Peter Briers takes in a thrilling Friday night encounter as promoted Cambridge United head to the Pirelli Stadium to face top of the table Burton Albion. Ground: The Pirelli Stadium 46/92 (2nd visit there) Game: Burton Albion 1-3 Cambridge United Date: 03/10/2014 Thoughts on the ground: It’s unusual to visit a new style ground that’s primarily standing, but a massive positive in my opinion. The Pirelli has terracing along 3 sides of the ground with the main stand being all seater with the usual hospitality boxes. The ground has been well… Read more »

We welcome the Abbey Road Stadium back to the 92!

Cambridge United fc away fans

The second team promoted to the Football League, also making their return is Cambridge United. As we welcome the Abbey Road Stadium back to the 92 we speak to U’s fan Andrew Pearson about the come back and what to expect over the new season. GM: It has been long rebuilding road to get back to the Football League, you must be delighted to be back in the 92? Andrew: Absolutely, it’s been an incredible season, and probably came a season earlier than we’d realistically hoped. There was a lot of recruitment done last summer, and I think most Us… Read more »