A Rough Guide To Peterborough
Monday, 16th Apr 2012 13:01
All the lowdown on Peterborough United's London Road ground ahead of our vital midweek fixture against the Posh.
Peterborough play at London Road, which as you may have guessed is on.... London Road, its a compact stadium and some would say one of the last traditional grounds in the country, in that three stands are fairly old supplemented by a newish all seated stand. It still has terracing behind both goals and one of these ends is allocated to away supporters.
The Moys end is allocated to away supporters and is a traditional terraced end that can accomodate around 4,000, because of the roof the accoustics are excellent meaning that you can make a lot of noise. Tickets are priced at £20 and are still available with some likely to be available on the night.
The away end has a fairly low rake meaning the views are not that great and are impeded by some stanchions, however its roof means that the visiting supporters can generate a lot of noise.
Facilities in the ground are not great with only one toilet block and one food outlet, its not too bad for most teams who will bring a smallish support, but for us on Tuesday night it could get a little cramped, advice is to find something to eat and drink before you get in the ground.
Take the M3 and at the junction with the M25, take the clockwise direction signposted Heathrow, continue on the M25 until its junction with the A1(m) and then take this northwards, continue until junction 16 and take the A15 signposted Peterborough, the ground will then be on your right as you come into Peterborough.
Parking is plentiful including a large car park at the ground itself plus a pay and display park on London Road a short distance away, there is some street parking nearby, but check signs as some roads do operate a residents only parking scheme.
Trains to Peterborough go from Kings Cross and are fairly frequesnt and take around 50 minutes, the station is approximately a mile from the station.
Network rail cards can be used as far as Huntingdon so a cheap way of getting there is getting a day return to Huntingdon costing around £27 with a railcard followed by a return from there to Peterborough for around £5.
The Cherry Tree on Oundle road seems to be the pub of choice for away supporters , although 100 yards away the Palmerston Arms is recommended as well as it serves a good selection of real ales.
Something different is Charters an old Dutch barge moored on the river nene a few minutes walk along London Road towards the town centre. It does allow drinkers to spill out on to the river bank, so if the night is warm its a pleasant place for a beer.
If you are there early enough then the town centre is only a ten minute walk away and has a fine selection of pubs including all the usual chains.
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