The first game of next month sees Forest Green Rovers make the trip to Cambridge United on Saturday, September 7.
For the first time since their promotion to the EFL, Rovers’ trip to The Abbey Stadium falls on a weekend, the two previous encounters coming on Tuesday night, with the teams winning one apiece.
We have full information on tickets and travel for you to make your most of the trip, here:
Tickets are now available from our ticket office telephone line on 0333 123 1889, or from our website HERE.
The hotline will be open during the following hours…
Monday – 9am to 3pm
Tuesday – 9am to 3pm*
Wednesday – CLOSED
Thursday – 9am to 3pm
Friday – 9am to 3pm
Saturday – CLOSED
Sunday – CLOSED
Reception at The New Lawn will continue to be open on a Thursday but will now be between the hours of 9am and 3pm or the ticket office is open before or after each home match for those who prefer to buy in person.
Tickets can be purchased online until 10am on Friday, September 6, or from the Cambridge United ticket office on the day of the game.
All tickets are for covered, allocated seating with the away, all seated stand.
Forest Green have wheelchair and carer spaces allocated, please call Cambridge United directly on 01223 566 500.
Young person (18-23)
*Students must have valid ID i.e. NUS card
**Under 14’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Disabled fans pay the concession rate, or the relevant lower category and the carer ticket is free of charge. Evidence must be shown when requested.
Official coach travel
Fans can jump on the club’s official transport for the game, with coach travel available to purchase through the Forest Green Rovers online shop HERE.
Prices for this service are:
Under 21 Member
The pickup points available are:
The New Lawn, Nailsworth – 8.40am
Sainsbury’s, Dudbridge – 8.50am
Brunel Way, Stonehouse – 9.00am
The round trip to Cambridge takes around six hours, and the 30-minute rest stop is scheduled for Corely Services.
Travel will be on sale from our ticket office telephone line on 0333 123 1889, with the opening times as stated above.
You can also buy from our website HERE or in person at The New Lawn, on a Thursday from midday to 6pm or after home matches only.
Coach travel will be on sale until Friday, September 6, at 1pm.
All passengers must give individual names and a contact telephone number (mobile preferred).
From the South - M11 to Junction 14, then turn east along the A14 dual carriageway:
From the North - A14 from Huntingdon, then turn east along the A14 dual carriage way:
Then exit the A14 at the fourth junction (situated east of Cambridge), up the slip road to the roundabout (signposted Stow-Cum-Quy). Turn right onto the A1303, and return westwards towards Cambridge. Go straight over the first roundabout, passing Marshall Airport to the left. Go straight over two sets of traffic lights to a roundabout. The Ground's floodlights can be seen from here and McDonald's is on the right.
Turn left onto the ring road. Turn right at the first roundabout (a large Sainsbury's is on the left here), and go along Coldham's Lane. After half a mile, immediately after the traffic lights turn right into Coldham's Road before the railway bridge.
There is no on-site car parking available at the Abbey Stadium, we would advise using the match day park and ride service.
Both home and away supporters will be able to purchase a special £2.50 return ticket from the Newmarket Road Park & Ride (CB5 8AA) to ferry them to and from the Abbey Stadium.
The ticket is valid for one passenger only. However, if travelling with children, the normal £3 Park & Ride ticket is also available to purchase, allowing children under the age of 16 to travel free with one fee-paying adult.
Ahead of the 3pm kick-off, football fans can catch any of the regular Park & Ride buses heading into the city centre, which will all be stopping at the ground. On the return leg, there will be a dedicated bus waiting in the layby outside the stadium at 4.45pm, to take fans back to the Park & Ride once the game is over.
If you require disabled parking please call the Club on 01223 566 500.
A Citibus C3 bus stops within a few yards of the ground (Ditton Walk stop) on Newmarket road and runs from the Railway Station and through the city centre every ten minutes during the day, and at longer intervals in the evenings. Check the Stagecoach website for more details and a Citi 3 timetable.
Cambridge Rail station is located in the city centre and is a 25-30 minute walk from the ground. To get to the ground walk away from the station along Station Road and take the first right, (Tenison Road). Take the first right again, (Devonshire Road), follow this round to the left, up to the next junction. Turn right - again - onto Mill Road. Walk over the railway bridge, then take the third left, (Sedgewick Street). Follow this road, pass a set of traffic calming barriers, and shops (at this point you are in Cromwell Road) to a T-junction, (Coldham's Lane). Ahead of you should be a large field (Coldham's Common). Go into this field and follow a path under the railway bridge to the away turnstiles.
There are regular services to and from Cambridge Railway Station, where taxis are available or the Citibus C3 service runs from the station every ten minutes during the day and at longer intervals in the evenings.
There are Tea Bars located at the rear of both the South Stand and South Habbin Stand serving a mix of hot food including hot dogs, beef and chicken burgers, chips and pies, with hot and cold drinks, chocolate bars and bags of crisps also available.
Meanwhile, there is also an additional catering unit to the left of the South Stand which away supporters will find immediately to their right once entering the turnstiles.
Food and drink is reasonably priced with Cambridge United advising away supporters that roughly £5 to £6 would cover the cost of an item of hot food and a drink.