Histon

Ground Name: Glassworld Stadium 
(but still known to a lot of fans as Bridge Road)
Capacity: 
3,800 (Seats 1,700)
Address: 

Bridge Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9PH

Main Telephone No: 
01223 237373
Fax No: 
0845 345 9235
Team Nickname: 
The Stutes
Year Ground Opened: 1962
Pitch Size: 
110 x 75 yards
Home Kit Colours: 
Red & Black
Official Web Site: 

www.histonfc.co.uk
Unofficial Web Site: 
Unofficial Histon

What are the grounds like?

On one side of the ground is the Main Stand. It is a traditional looking stand that is covered and all seated. It only runs for about a third of the length of the pitch and straddles the half way line. The seated area is elevated above the pitch meaning that spectators have to climb a small set of stairs in front to access it. There are windshields to either side and the Club’s offices are located in the building behind. During 2007 a further 500 covered seats were installed next to this stand in front of the new Cambridgeshire County FA Headquarters building, which gives this side of the stadium a bit of an odd look. Opposite is another small seated stand which is covered and looks quite tidy. Both ends are virtually identical small covered terraces, that look to have been recently constructed. The ground is completed with a set of eight floodlights, four of which run down each side of the pitch. There is quite a lot of greenery to be seen around the perimeter of the ground, re-enforcing its rural look.

Future Developments

The Club are considering re-developing the Bridge Road End of the stadium with a new 1,000 capacity stand.

What is it like for visiting supporters?

Away fans are mostly housed in the Bridge Road End Terrace, which does have some cover. Additionally around 300 seats are allocated a portion of the small covered seated stand on the far side of the pitch. There is a catering van available providing amongst other things; Half pounder Cheeseburger (3.50), Quarter pounder Cheeseburger (2.70), Hot Dogs/Burgers (2.50), Bacon Roll (2.50) and Chips (1.20).

Peter Holdridge adds; ‘The Club are small and friendly as one might expect from a team that has climbed from the Eastern Counties league to the Conference in only eight seasons. This is a club where the man on the pie stall wants to have a chat and the lady with the radio is listening to The Archers. The ground is next to a recreation ground, which adds to the feeling of a village team. However, with a management team of Steve Fallon and John Beck and an ambitious Chairman the club and the team should not be underestimated. Expect a friendly welcome (except for local derbies). The ground is easy to find and close to the A14 and M11, which should mean a quick journey for most. Plenty of parking close by and good food mean this should be a good day out’.

Where to drink?

There is a small club house at the ground, but alas this is for home supporters only. However, if you elect to sit in the Grandstand then you can gain access to it. The nearest pub is called the Railway Vue on Station Road. It is about a 5-10 minute walk away. From the entrance of the ground turn right and head along Bridge Road. Turn left at the next set of traffic lights and then left again into Station Road. The pub is down on the left and there is plenty of street parking in this area to be had. Dilan Owen adds; ‘You can get to the Railway Vue even quicker if you walk down the closed off road opposite the ground entrance, the Railway Vue is then down on your right’.

If you have a bit more time on your hands then you can go into the centre of Histon then there are number of pubs to be found on the High Street, including the Barley Mow, Boot Inn, Rose & Crown and the Red Lion. The latter being listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.

How to get there and where to park?

Histon is situated just north of Cambridge. The ground is located on the outskirts of the nearby village ofImpington. Leave the M11 and take the A14 towards Newmarket. At Junction 32 take the B1049 towards Histon. You will pass a Holiday Inn on your right and then the road goes over an old Railway Line. The entrance to the ground is just down on the right, just before the pedestrian crossing. If you start driving past houses then you have gone too far!

There is no car parking available at the ground for visiting supporters. There is though plenty of street parking available.

By train

There is no longer a railway station in Histon. The nearest station is in Cambridge, around three miles away. The Citi 7 bus regularly runs from Cambridge station to Histon/Impington (the ground is on the very edge of Impington). Get off at the BUPA Cambridge Lea Hospital or Railway Vue pub stops, both close to the ground.

Fixtures

Histon FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)

Record and Average attendance

Record Attendance:
4,103 v Leeds United
FA Cup 2nd Round, November 30th, 2008.

Average Attendance:
2009-2010: 849 (Blue Square Premier)
2008-2009: 1,120 (Blue Square Premier)
2007-2008: 1,063 (Conference National)