Peterborough United

Weston Homes Stadium

London Rd, Peterborough, PE2 8AL

How To Get There

By Supporters Club Coach

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By phone on 0333 123 1889 Monday to Friday, between 9am and 3pm.

By Train from Stroud station, it takes about 3 hours 30 minutes and involves about three changes.

Peterborough Railway Station is around a mile away from the London Road Ground. Turn right out of station and follow the main road, passing an Asda store on your right. At the traffic lights near to the Rivergate Shopping Centre, turn right. Go over the bridge and you can see the floodlights of London Road, over on your left. It takes about 20 minutes to walk from the station to the ground.

Disabled Supporters

 Peterborough United has a limited number of disabled persons parking places for home and away fans that are allocated to Blue Badge holders for £10 on a first come first served basis which need to be booked in advance via the ticket office on 01733 865674. There are also numerous disabled drop off points located around the ground.

There is also parking for blue badge holders in the Fair Meadow City Council car park opposite the stadium.

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By Car

Post Code for SAT NAV: PE2 8AL

On a good day from the Stroud area this should take about 3 hours.

The Weston Homes Stadium is located on the outskirts of the city centre, on the A15 London Road. The ground is fairly well signposted around the city centre.

From North & West

Drive into the city centre, follow signs for Whittlesey (A605) which will lead you to the London Road. The new stand is quite visible from some distance away, so keep a lookout.

From South

Leave the A1 at Junction 17 and take the A1139 towards Peterborough. Then take the third exit slip road onto the A1260 (signposted City Centre). Leave the A1260 at the first exit (signposted Orton Malborne) and at the roundabout take the third exit onto Morley Way. Then at the next roundabout take the first exit onto Shrewsbury Avenue. After a half a mile you will reach a set of traffic lights (there is a car sales showroom on one corner) where you turn right onto Oundle Road (A605). Continue straight along Oundle Road and you will reach the stadium on your right.

Car Parking

There is no parking available to visiting supporters at the ground. There is a council pay & display car park just off London Road (turn right at the traffic lights after crossing the bridge over the River Nene, from the city centre and it is immediately on the right). This costs £4 to park there for the day. Otherwise, there is street parking to be found on side streets further up Oundle Road (going away from London Road).

Please though check for any parking restriction signs on lamp posts, as the side streets nearest to the ground operate a resident’s only parking scheme.

Map of car parks & other information for first time visitors click here:- new-fan-guide.pdf (

On Arrival

View from the Away Fans Area

Away fans are normally housed in part of the Main Stand (towards the Moy’s End, opposite end of the ground to the main London Road.) where just over 1,800 fans can be seated. The view from this stand is quite good, although the facilities inside (such as the refreshment area and toilets) are on the small side and are quite basic. In the upper part of the stand, the seating is wooden, leg room can be quite tight

Stadium Plan & other information for first time visitors click here:- new-fan-guide.pdf (

Inside the Ground –

Food available inside the ground includes the usual; Cheeseburgers, Burgers, Hot Dogs, Various Pies including Chicken Balti, Steak and Cheese & Onion, Pasties, and Jumbo Sausage Rolls.

Please note that alcohol is not made available to away supporters inside the stadium.

City Centre

Alternatively, the ground is within walking distance (10 minutes) of the city centre, which is very pleasant. The cathedral often has interesting non-religious exhibitions etc. e.g., Dinosaurs, etc. (Peterborough Cathedral ( In the centre there are plenty of good pubs to be found. Most have doormen present on matchdays, but generally seem happy enough to admit away fans.

If you are arriving by train, there is the Brewery Tap nearby on Westgate. The home of Oakham Ales, this spacious bar serves good beer, Thai food and allows you a view into the brewery itself. Just up the road from the Brewery Tap is The Wortley Almshouses. It serves reasonably priced beers by Sam Smiths as well as food. Cowgate is a two-minute walk from the Station and is a large Wetherspoons pub.

Food and Drink


Close to the ground is an unusual drinking outlet called Charters. This former Dutch barge is moored on the River Nene, just a few minutes’ walk away from London Road. Upstairs is a Chinese restaurant, but downstairs there is a bar.

‘Charters’ Barge Bar

The Palmerston Arms on Oundle Road. It is away fan friendly and has around ten real ales on offer. It is around a 15-minute walk away from London Road. This pub is owned by Batemans Brewery and serves a number of their own ales, as well as additional guest ales. It is a strange pub, in so much that apart from one real ale on handpump, the rest of the ales are dispensed straight from the barrels in the cellar, which can be viewed through a glass window behind the bar. Please note that the pub does not stock the likes of Guinness, Carling etc. The pub doesn’t serve food but doesn’t object to customers bringing in their own.

A few doors away is the Yard of Ale pub, which also serves real ale and has the benefit of showing Sky Sports.

Charters, the Palmerston Arms and the Yard of Ale, are listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.

Handily located near to these pubs which you pass on the way to the ground is the Woodston fish and chip shop


Grant McCann

Peterborough’s manager recruitment strategy seems to be to alternate between Darren Ferguson and Grant McCann. Ferguson has been manager three times and McCann is technically on his fourth stint.

McCann is no stranger to Gloucestershire; originally from Belfast he started his playing career at West Ham and after a couple of loan spells there joined Cheltenham Town permanently. He subsequently played for Barnsley, Scunthorpe, and Peterborough. He was capped 39 times by Northern Ireland.

Grant McCann playing for Cheltenham

McCann first managed Peterborough in 2015 before managing Doncaster and Hull then replacing Ferguson back at Peterborough in February 2022. Unfortunately, he was unable to save them from relegation from the Championship.

Rovers Connections

Reece Brown in his first stint at FGR

Reece Brown

Reece Brown is in his second spell at FGR but has had three spells, albeit on loan, at Peterborough. In his first spell at FGR he played seventy-eight times and scored thirteen goals. He has played fifty-six times, scoring twice, in total for Peterborough.

He was released by Birmingham in 2017 and joined FGR, where he spent two seasons before signing for Huddersfield Town. He spent the second half of the 2019–20 season on loan at Peterborough, re-joined the club, also on loan, for the following season, and for a third time in January 2022. Released by Huddersfield in 2022, he re-joined Forest Green Rovers.

Luke McGee played on loan for Peterborough making 45 appearances in season 2016/17.

Matt Stevens was at Peterborough from 2016 to 2019 but only made 5 appearances.

Reece Brown returns to FGR

How Are They Doing

In April 2022, Peterborough were relegated back to the L1 following a 1-0 defeat at home against Nottingham Forest.

They are currently 7th with 19 points just outside the play-off places.

Last time out – Peterborough 1 Burton 1.

Jonson Clarke-Harris is their top scorer with 9 goals followed by Jack Marriot with 4 goals.

One To Watch

Jonson Clarke-Harris

Last time Peterborough were in L1 (season 2020/21) their number 9 – Jonson Clarke-Harris won the L1 Golden Boot, the EFL League One Player of the Season as well as being named in the Team of the Season at the EFL awards.

Last season despite Peterborough’s relegation Clarke-Harris scoring seven goals in his last thirteen league matches.

Jonson Clarke-Harris – Peterborough Captain & Striker

In July 2022, Clarke-Harris was named club captain ahead of the 2022-23 season, having already been given the armband for the latter part of last season following McCann’s arrival

Born in Leicester, Clarke-Harris is of Jamaican descent. He was called up to represent Jamaica. He made his debut in a 6–0 friendly defeat to Catalonia (not actually a country) on May 22.

Mark Cooper – Former FGR & Peterborough Manager

Mark Cooper

Mark Cooper followed his famous father Terry, the great Leeds & England full back, into the sport, starting his career with Bristol City in 1987. During a 22-year playing career he was at 17 clubs, including 2002-2 making forty-eight appearances and scoring eighteen goals for FGR. He played 457 league games, during which he scored 115 goals, with his five-year spell at non-league Tamworth being his longest at any club. At two of his final three clubs, he also combined the role with being manager. He then went into management full-time, with clubs both outside and within EFL.

In November 2009, Cooper, at the time manager of Kettering, agreed to a three-and-a-half-year contract to become Darren Ferguson’s successor as manager of then Championship side Peterborough. Cooper was sacked just thirteen games into his tenure on 1 February 2010 with only one win in those thirteen games

After leaving Peterborough Cooper managed Darlington, Kettering (again), Telford, Swindon, who he took to the L1 playoff final, & Notts County. After leaving Notts County, Cooper became manager of FGR; when he joined, on 9 May, they had just reached the 2016 National League Play off Final, although caretaker manager Scott Bartlett took charge for the final at Wembley, which FGR lost, with Cooper in an advisory role. The following season he oversaw FGR’s historic promotion to the Football League. On 11 April 2021, Forest Green Rovers parted company with Cooper after five years at the club.

In 2021/22 season Cooper managed Barrow but is currently without a club.

Club History

Peterborough United formed in 1934 and joined the Midland League. Having won the Midland League title for five consecutive seasons from 1955 to 1956, they were elected to the Football League in 1960. Peterborough immediately won the 4th Division title in 1960–61, scoring a Football League record 134 goals. Relegated in 1968, they won another Fourth Division title in 1973–74, though suffered a further relegation in 1979. Peterborough were promoted back into the 3rd Division at the end of the 1990–91 season and reached the second tier with victory in the 1992 Play-Off Final. However, they returned to the fourth tier with relegations in 1994 and 1997.

Peterborough won the Third Division play-offs in 2000 under the stewardship of Barry Fry, though were relegated in 2005. They secured a place in the Championship after manager Darren Ferguson’s   led them to consecutive promotions in 2007–08 and 2008–09 and spent three of the next four seasons in the second tier, winning a play-off final in 2011 after relegation the previous year. They were relegated back into League One in 2013, though went on to win the Football League Trophy in 2014. In the 2020-21 season, Peterborough were promoted back to the Championship, finishing runners-up after an eight-year stay in L1. In 2021-22 they were relegated back to League 1.

The Club have announced that in partnership with the local council that they are actively seeking a site to build a new stadium, in an area called the Embankment, close to the existing ground. The stadium will have a planned initial capacity of 17,500, with the potential to be increased to 22,000. The new stadium will meet Premier League standards. It is likely that London Road will be redeveloped for housing.


Peterborough have more than their fair share of mascots – Peter Burrow, a giant rabbit and Mr Posh & Ms Posh who share similar taste in clothes – top hats, monocles etc..

Mr Posh

‘Posh’ Nickname

Peterborough United are nicknamed “The Posh”, a moniker coined in 1921, after Pat Tirrell, manager of Fletton United, was reported to say he was “Looking for posh players for a posh new team”. When Fletton United looked to join the Southern League in 1923 they added Peterborough to their name to form Peterborough & Fletton United, in an attempt to gain the backing of businesses in Peterborough. Peterborough & Fletton United went bankrupt in October 1932 so the current club is the third to be known as The Posh. However, the term “posh” was used as a derogatory term for the club by the press.

In 2002 Victoria Beckham filed a counterclaim with the UK Patent Office over the club’s application to register their nickname of “Posh” for use on merchandise. The former Spice Girl, who was known in the group as “Posh Spice”, claimed the “nickname ‘Posh’ has become synonymous with her on a worldwide basis”. She was unsuccessful in her suit

David Beckham in Dudbridge, Stroud.

In March 2014 football star David Beckham caused a stir in Stroud one lunchtime when he was spotted in a black Range Rover at Dudbridge petrol station opposite Sainsbury’s supermarket. It was assumed he was checking out the location of the Supporters Club Coach pick up point for the upcoming Dartford Away match.

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Ms Posh