London Road Stadium
(Peterborough United)

Address: London Road,
New Fletton,
Peterborough,
Cambridgeshire,
England,
PE2 8AL

Capacity: 15,314 (12,647 Seated)

Peterborough United

Just a short walk from a very picturesque view of the River Nene, London Road may look tired in certain places, but it is still very practical.

The original site was built upon in the early 1890s, consisting of just a single wooden stand that could hold only 250 people. In 1913, London Road Stadium was first constructed, taking its name from the road which ran along its west side.

Its first proper tenants were Peterborough and Fletton United Football Club from 1923 until they folded in 1932. The ground was then owned by the City Council until Peterborough United Football Club took it over following their formation in 1934.
They have played here ever since.

For sponsorship reasons, London Road is also known as the Weston Homes Stadium.

Location and Getting There

London Road Stadium is located in New Fletton on the south side of the River Nene, and less than one mile south of Peterborough City Centre. Stanground Wash is due west of the ground, Fletton Lake is to the south and heading due east eventually brings you to a Rowing and Canoeing Course.

There’s a limited number of parking spaces around London Road Stadium itself and finding street parking that’s a short distance away can prove to be a challenge.
Many fans take advantage of the number of cheap car parks north of the River Nene and close to the City Centre. A number of these can be easily accessed from Bishop’s Road.

Peterborough Station is around 20 minutes walk north of the ground and takes you across the Town Bridge, which provides a nice view of both banks.

Outside the Stadium

London Road is quite well packed into the surrounding residential area, particular on its west and south sides.
The West Stand is better known as the London Road Terrace after the street that runs along behind it. You cannot see a great deal of its exterior from the road however as there are shops, garages and warehouses in the way.
You enter the London Road Terrace via a row of turnstiles near to the northwest corner (11-12a) or through he set along the northern end of the stand (13-19). Whilst these turnstiles form part of a brick building, the actual stand’s exterior is much duller in colour and has a large white roof which looks worn in places.

Continuing round in a clockwise direction brings you to the Main North Stand.
The exterior here has a blue corrugated iron roof and darker brickwork at the base. There is a large brick building protruding out the front of the stand which holds the Reception Entrance, Peterborough’s Club Shop, as well as Turnstiles 5-6. Peterborough’s Main Ticket Office is on the right side of this building and there is a Fan Zone set up outside of here. Turnstiles 7-10 are near to this Main Ticket Office.
Turnstiles 2-4, for the away section of the Main North Stand, are at the eastern end of the exterior, near to the narrow Executive Suite Entrance.
Near to the Fan Zone is a statue of Chris Turner who played over 300 times for Peterborough United between 1969 and 1978, later becoming both manager and chairman of the Posh.

The East Stand, known as the DESKGO Stand for sponsorship reasons, has a much more modern exterior design. Made mostly of large silver panels and glass windows, the Allia Future Business Centre is based inside the stand on the northeast corner.
There are large blue towers protruding out of the DESKGO stand and the turnstiles into the seating area can be found at both the northern and southern ends of the stand. Turnstiles 33-34 are at the northern end, and Turnstiles 29-32 are at the southern end.

The south side of London Road Stadium, known for sponsorship reasons as the Meerkat Family Stand, has a row of houses on Glebe Road right outside of it.
As a result, it is only accessible at two points. One of these is half-way along Glebe Road opposite the adjacent Fairfield Road (Turnstiles 20-23), and the other is the open southeast corner next to the DESKGO Stand (Turnstiles 24-28). There is a Matchday Ticket Office based slightly away from these southeast turnstiles.
The Meerkat Family Stand itself has a brickwork base, white corrugated iron in its upper parts, and a cantilever roof on top.

Inside the Stadium

Despite its name, the London Road Terrace no longer has terracing based inside, instead now containing large blocks of blue rail seating. These have been in place since the beginning of 2022-23.
Supporting pillars come down from the roof at regular intervals along the front of the stand and as a result it is highly likely that your view of the pitch will be somewhat restricted.
There are walls put up at either of the London Road Terrace which do help to keep the wind and rain out, though it doesn’t provide complete coverage.
The stadium’s control box can be found in a brick building next to the southwest corner of the stadium.

The Main North Stand is two-tiered, though it is possible to freely get from one level to the other.
Most of the seating blocks are light blue in colour, though there is a rather out of place yellow seating block near to the northeast corner. There is also a dark blue coloured seating block next to the two dugouts, which are built into the stand itself. Peterborough’s changing rooms and tunnel are also located in the Main North Stand. The upper tier seating blocks alternate between blue and white in colour, with the Directors’ Box and Executive Suite seating areas in the centre of the upper tier.
There are supporting pillars coming down from the roof towards the centre of the stand which could restrict your view, but if you buy a seat towards either side of the stand or anywhere on the bottom tier, these won’t get in your way.
Windshields cover all the upper tier seats at either end of the Main North Stand but not the lower tier ones.
Whilst most of the seats in the Main North Stand are made from the traditional plastic that is common in modern stadiums, some blocks of the upper tier still retain the wooden seats that were originally put here during the stand’s redevelopment in 1992. Peterborough were required to increase London Road’s seating capacity to comply with the Taylor Report of 1990. They as a result bought 700 seats second-hand from Leicester City’s old ground Filbert Street, and a further 300 from Millwall’s stadium, The 'Old' Den. You can still find these seats in use today.

The DESKGO Stand is made of up a single tier of blue seating with a row of executive boxes behind the back row. The numbers 1934, the year Peterborough United was founded, are spelt out using white seating across the central blocks, and a sliver of black seating is used next to each number to give them a 3D effect. There is additional space down at the front of the stand for disabled supporters to use, and a large TV screen is in place at the southern end of the stand.
There are no supporting pillars coming down from the roof in this stand and so your view from any seat is perfectly clear.
The Allia Future Business Centre building in the northeast corner covers every row from this side and there is a windshield at the other end of the stand which protects the majority of seats from the elements.

The Meerkat Family Stand is the clear largest of the four at London Road Stadium.
It is two-tiered with a row of executive boxes separating the two levels from one another, and the area holding the matchday camera can be found at the very back of the upper tier. The letters THE are spelt out in white across the centre of the upper tier and the letters POSH are also coloured white and spread out across the lower tier blocks. Each letter additionally uses a sliver of black seating to give them a 3D effect.
The stand’s cantilever roof means that there are no supporting pillars coming down and as a result your view from any seat is perfectly clear.
Windshields cover all the upper tier seats from either side but there are only walls in place to cover each end of the lower tier.
There are no advertising hoardings at the front of the stand and so anyone sat on the very front row has nothing but the pitch itself ahead of them.

Away Fans

The location of away fans usually depends on the allocation.
When larger away crowds are expected, they are housed in the DESKGO Stand behind the east goal. Smaller away crowds are housed on the long side of the pitch in the Main North Stand.

Because of their location in the Main North Stand, small away fan followings are usually given the old-fashioned wooden seating and it’s a really nice nostalgic touch, though you’ll be surprised how many forget that because the seats are wooden, the bottom part doesn’t spring back up when you get off it like a plastic seat does!

Matchday Pubs

Pubs available to supporters on a matchday include:
-The Brewery Tap (80 Westgate, PE1 2AA) (Typically Home and Away Supporters) (Located near Peterborough Station)

-The Charters Bar (Town Bridge, PE1 1FP) (Away Supporters Welcome) (A former Dutch barge moored on the River Nene, accessible from the southern end of Town Bridge)

-The Draper's Arms (29-31 Cowgate, PE1 1LZ) (A JD Wetherspoon Pub, Typically Home and Away Supporters) (Located near Peterborough Station)

-The Peacock Pub (26 London Road, PE2 8AR) (Typically Home and Away Supporters) (Located very close to London Road Stadium so likely to fill quickly on a matchday)

-The Yard of Ale Pub (72 Oundle Road, PE2 9PA) (Away Supporters Welcome)

Overview

London Road has parts of it that are very nice and modern and other parts that feel very nostalgic. It’s a great combination that you don’t often find in English football, and to get the full experience of the ground requires you to come on more than one occasion so that you can see a game in the terrace, plastic seating areas and the old-fashioned wooden seating areas.

London Road Stadium has a very good location within the City, and I can guarantee that there will be at least one part of this place that you will love.
Well worth coming to watch a match at.

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