Saturday 7 th March will find Pompey supporters travelling to Peterborough United’s Weston Homes 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 Weston Homes Stadium
The stadium 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 Fletton Parkway towards Peterborough. Exit the A1139 at junction 3, at the roundabout turn left onto the A1260 Nene Parkway (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 for about a mile and you will see the stadium on your right.
There is no parking available at the ground for visiting supporters. There is parking for cars and coaches in the Pleasure Fair Meadow Council and Railworld car parks opposite the stadium, adjacent to the Town bridge on Oundle Road. There are are also several other pay and display car parks within walking distance of the ground.
Otherwise there is street parking to be found on side streets further along Oundle Road. Please check for any parking restriction signs, as the side streets nearest the ground operate a residents only parking scheme.
There are a limited number of parking spaces for disabled fans at the ground, they will need to be booked in advance by calling the Peterborough Utd FC ticket office, 01733 865674 – option 2. There are also disabled drop off points located around the ground.
Trains run direct to Peterborough from London Kings Cross, a journey of about fifty minutes, or from Horsham, a journey of just under 3 hours. At the time of writing there are no scheduled engineering works or industrial action. Train information can be found on www.nationalrail.co.uk.
Peterborough Railway Station is about a mile from the ground. Turn right out of the station and head towards the main road (Bourges Boulevard). Turn right and head towards the big roundabout. Use the pedestrian underpass and head past ASDA. 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. There is a taxi rank at station if you don’t fancy twenty minute walk.
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Where to eat and drink
Peterborough city centre is only about fifteen minutes walk from the ground and has plenty of pubs and places to eat. 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, located within a transformed old labour exchange at 80 Westgate, Peterborough, PE1 2AA. The Tap is home to the award winning micro-brewery Oakham Ales and serves 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 Woodston chippy, PE2 9PA. 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. One of the oldest pubs in Peterborough, the Peacock is 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 Thai restaurant, but downstairs is a bar with a large selection of real ales.
Inside the ground there are the usual hot drinks, burgers, hot dogs, sausage rolls, pies and pasties but please note that alcohol is not usually available to away supporters inside the ground.