Club Profile

Cambridge United

Yes, it’s that Cambridge, with the chapels and halls and Nobel Prize winners. When you’re out for a visit, cross the “town and gown” divide for a game at this friendly little club.

LOCATION: Cambridge, about an hour north of London’s King’s Cross station

CONTACT:, 01223 566 500, #CamUTD

NICKNAMES: The U’s, which is funny because Oxford United uses the same thing, but they are not rivals.


Not much, honestly. They were formed in 1912 but didn’t turn professional until 1949. They made the Football League in 1970 and hired an Oxford man (gasp) named Ron Atkinson as their manager. He led them to the Second Division (now called the Championship) in eight years and then left to manage West Brom, Manchester United, Atletico Madrid, and…


The biggest rival used to be Cambridge City, but United have left that non-league club behind. Now it’s Peterborough, an hour north; they are back together in League One this season, so that’s one to watch for. Lesser rivals are Northampton Town, Colchester United, and Luton Town. But not Oxford, which we think both clubs need to work out….

Women's Team

Cambridge United Women FC play in the Women’s National League, Division One South East. Their home games are at St Neots


Nothing out of the ordinary, except they do the same “Yel-lows” that you hear at Oxford United. And yet they are not


The Abbey Stadium, especially since it’s in historic and beautiful Cambridge, sounds much nicer than it is. It’s a couple of miles out from the town center, next to a shopping center, and there is no abbey to be found nearby. It holds 8,127, roughly half of which are seated. The club sold the ground during a difficult financial period in 2004,…

Going to a Game at Cambridge United

GETTING THERE: Take Citibus 3 (St. Andrews Christ College) from the town center. It’s about a 20-minute trip from near the train station and costs £2.80. PUBS: The club has a friendly little pub on the premises, and just down the main (Newmarket) road is a pub called The Wrestlers that, oddly, serves Thai food. Otherwise, hit one of many amazing…

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