Saturday 15th September will find Pompey supporters travelling to Peterborough United’s ABAX Stadium, London Road, Peterborough PE2 8AL. The Posh’s ground has a capacity of 15,314 and Blues fans will be in half of the Motorpoint [East] Stand.
How to get to the ABAX Stadium
The ABAX is located on the outskirts of Peterborough city centre on London Road and is fairly well sign posted.
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.
Please note that no tickets will be on sale to Pompey supporters on the day of the game.
There is no parking available at the ground for visiting supporters. There is a council pay and 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). 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
Trains run direct to Peterborough from London Kings Cross and the journey will take about fifty minutes.
However getting to London from Portsmouth by train could be a problem, so allow plenty of time for your journey.
On the South Western Railway network from Portsmouth to London Waterloo, the RMT trade union is planning industrial action on the day of the match, so services are likely to be limited. Information on timetables and services running on strike days will be published nearer the date on https://www.southwesternrailway.com
On the Southern Railway route from Portsmouth to London Victoria, scheduled engineering works mean there will be rail replacement buses between Three Bridges and Horsham, for more details check on https://www.southernrailway.com
Peterborough Railway Station is about a mile from the ABAX. There is a taxi rank at the station, or if you fancy the twenty minute 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
Peterborough city centre is only about ten minutes walk from the ground. There is a burger bar outside the ground, a KFC opposite the ground and various food outlets along London Road.
Near the station is the Brewery Tap, 72 Westgate, Peterborough, PE1 2AA. The home of the award winning micro-brewery Oakham Ales, serving Thai food and good beer.
The Palmerston Arms, 82 Oundle Road, Peterborough, PE2 9PA, is an away fan friendly pub serving real ale direct from the cask. It is about fifteen minutes walk from the ground and on match days sells rolls, pies and pasties.
Nearby, also in Oundle Road, is the Woolston fish and chip shop.
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. A family friendly pub, welcoming away supporters and serving pub grub on matchdays.
If you want something a bit different try Charters Bar, Town Bridge, PE1 1FP. A former Dutch cargo 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.
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.