London Road is a traditional 'old' football ground. The official capacity is 14,319. It has terracing at one end behind the goal and a new all seated stand at the other. Running the length of the pitch is the Norwich and Peterborough stand. This can hold approximately 5,000 fans and is an impressive sight from inside the ground. Opposite this is the old main stand which does have a couple of supporting pillars obstructing your view of the action.
Visiting supporters are situated at one end of the Main Stand where just over 1,800 fans can be accommodated. Facilities within this stand aren't great but the view is ok. If you are seated towards the back of the stand you'll probably be sat on the wooden seats. Leg room is relatively tight so be aware when visiting.
Abax Stadium seating plan:
The Cherry Tree on Oundle Road accepts home and away supporters. As an added advantage it's possible to park your car there for a small fee. The Peacock also welcomes away fans and has a wide selection of hot and cold drinks and food on offer. The pub can be found just past London road by the KFC restaurant.
There is a burger bar just outside the ground, a KFC opposite the ground and various food outlets along London Road to make sure you wont go hungry.
Due to the ground redevelopment, there is no public car parking at the stadium. However, there is parking for cars in the Pleasure Fair Meadow council and Railworld car parks opposite the stadium (adjacent to the Town bridge on Oundle Road). Street parking is available but you'll need to arrive very early to guarantee a good spot.
Need cheap and convenient parking near the stadium? Rent a local resident's driveway and book Abax Stadium parking with JustPark.Com
Get directions to the Abax Stadium from your house by entering your post code or location below:
The nearest / closest train station to Peterborough United's London Road Stadium is Peterborough. The railway station is around a 10-15 minute walk away.
From the train station to the stadium: turn right out of the station and into the long-stay car park. Go under the railway bridge and walk up the path or steps to the main road. Turn right, passing the Evening Telegraph on the left-hand side and Asda to the right. Turn right into the pedestrian shopping area (Bridge Street) and straight on over River Bridge and mini roundabout. The ground is on the left-hand side.
Rivals - Northampton, Cambridge
Travel: The trip down was good and traffic was fairly quiet. Just outside the ground was a giant car park allowing the coaches and cars of home and away supporters to park. The price was reasonable as well.
Refreshments: Food outlets were slim in Peterborough with the nearest fast food chain quiet far from the ground. Also there weren't many pubs as we were approached by some fellow supporters who didn't approve. We eventually found a quiet bar which served good quality food but as far as we could see that was it.
Impressions: My first impression of the ground were good the outside of the stand we were on seemed fairly nice. My impressions changed as I entered the ground. A small damp corridor led to to tiny whitewashed ticket booths this led straight to the stand its self. I couldn't fully see the stand I was on but besides the new end stand the stadium was scrotty, small and run down. The stand across didn't even have hoardings at the front.
Facilities: The facilities again were rubbish, the toilets were run down and provided a foul stench, and the only food out let was a small van selling good priced and decent tasting food. The seating was poor because of the variety of seating types plastic, wood and metal seats.
Exit: As we were losing we decided to leave early, the exit was quiet easy to get out of and led straight to the car park so getting away was easy.
Enjoy: The day was okay but the lack of food outlets and the quality of the stadium let it down. I would recommend this trip but eat before you go and buy seats early to get a decent one.