This afternoon we welcome Burton Albion to the Abbey Stadium. Burton Albion were formed in 1950 initially joining the Birmingham & District League, before switching to the Southern League eight years later. Having made speedy progress through the leagues they were as recently as 2018 playing in the Championship. The memory that most Cambridge United supporters will share is one when two sides met each other in the Conference League Semi-Finals in 2008. United came out on top over the two legs on that occasion to reach Wembley. My abiding memory from the first leg was my son losing his watch and then being given it back several days later at the return match by another supporter who had found it on the terraces amongst the yellow pages. The painstaking planning and preparation of collecting the books, shredding them and then getting the pieces ready for the evening was every bit worth it. Whatever happened to Yellow Pages.
During the summer the decision was made concerning the organisation of the supporters away travel being moved to Cambridge Fans United (CFU). The group are maintaining links with Greys of Ely to provide the coaches. The first trip was arranged last weekend when we played against Accrington Stanley and then followed on Tuesday with Plymouth. The organisers are hoping to run coaches to all matches this season if there is enough interest and demand to do so.
Coach seats to Millwall, Doncaster and Portsmouth matches are now on line and can be booked by following the link here or you can email email@example.com for more details. CFU are running the service for supporters and are not looking to make money from it. Anyone wanting to sponsor the coach service for either a match or the whole season can find out more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org If you prefer use the QR code below
Talking about QR codes. When arriving at any turnstile on match day. If you have a black background on your phone you will need to switch it to a white one. This is done via the phone settings or you will need to open the ticket attachment that was sent to you when making the order. The scanners cannot read a QR code if it is on a black background. This is because the code blends into the background and is unreadable.
Another change that took effect during the summer was the opening hours for the Cambridge United Club Shop at the Abbey Stadium. It is now open twice a week and, on all Home, Matchdays Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am until 3:30pm. On Home Matchdays, the Club Shop is open from 9:30am until Kick-Off and then after the final whistle for a short period of time.
Supporters can also buy merchandise from the Club's new Grand Arcade store - open everyday - Tickets and merchandise are also available online from CUFCDirect.com.
Please look after yourself and enjoy following the team home and away this season.
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