Tuesday 21 st November will find Pompey supporters travelling to Peterborough United’s ABAX Stadium, London Road, Peterborough PE2 8AL, for a 7.45pm evening kick off. The Posh’s ground has a capacity of 14,319 and Blues fans will be in half of the main North Stand on one side of the ground.
How to get to the ABAX Stadium
The ABAX is located on the outskirts of Peterborough city centre on London Road and is fairy well signposted.
Leave the A1 at Junction 17 and take the A1139 towards Peterborough, then take the third exit slip road onto the A1260 (signposted City Centre). Leave the A1260 at the first exit (signposted Orton Malborne) and at the roundabout take the third exit into Morley Way. Then at the next roundabout take the first exit into Shrewsbury Avenue. After half a mile you will reach a set of traffic lights (there is a car sales showroom on one corner) where you turn right onto the A605 Oundle Road. Continue along Oundle Road and you will see the stadium on your right.
There is no parking available at the ground for visiting supporters. There is parking at the Pleasure Fair Meadow council and Railworld car parks opposite the stadium (adjacent to the Town bridge on Oundle Road). All the Council pay and display car parks are 24 hour. Otherwise there is street parking to be found
on side streets further up Oundle Road. Please check for any parking restriction signs on lamp posts, as the side streets nearest the ground operate a residents only parking scheme.
For more local parking information go to www.peterborough.gov.uk/residents/parking/car-park-locations
The journey from Portsmouth to Peterborough will take about three and a half hours. Trains run direct to Peterborough from London Kings Cross. Please note that after the game it will only be possible to get back to London, there will be no onward trains to Portsmouth until the next morning. Peterborough Railway Station is about a mile from the ABAX and will take about twenty minutes to walk. Turn right out of the 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 will see the floodlights over on your left.
Where to eat and drink
The Palmerston Arms, 82 Oundle Road, Peterborough, PE2 9PA, is an away fan friendly pub selling real ale about fifteen minutes walk from the ground. It does not serve food but allows customers to bring in their own from the nearby Woolston fish and chip shop in Oundle Road.
As you come over the River Nene, proceed down London Road past the ground on your left and at the next traffic lights you will find the The Peacock, 26 London Road, Peterborough PE2 8AR, which serves pub grub.
There is a KFC nearby. If you want something a bit different try Charters Bar, Town Bridge, PE1 1 FP. A former Dutch barge moored on the River Nene a few minutes walk away from London Road. It is on the left hand side of the bridge, going towards the city centre. Upstairs is a Chinese restaurant, but downstairs is a bar with a large selection of real ales.
Peterborough city centre is only about ten minutes walk from the ground and has plenty of pubs. Near the station is the Brewery Tap, 72 Westgate, Peterborough, PE1 2AA. The home of Oakham Ales, serving Thai food and good beer.
Inside the ground there are the usual burgers, hot dogs, pies and pasties, but alcohol is not usually available to away supporters inside the ground.