Whaddon Road

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You may be looking for Cambridge United's stadium, the Abbey Stadium.


Whaddon Road is a football stadium in Cheltenham, England. It is the home ground of Cheltenham Town F.C. and shared with Gloucester City A.F.C.. It has a total capacity of 7,066, with a mixture of seating and terracing. The ground's official name was the Victory Sports Ground until April 2009 when it was renamed the Abbey Business Stadium through a sponsorship deal.

History

The stadium on the site of what was The Berkeley Hunt kennels was built by the Cheltenham Original Brewery in 1927 and has been the home of Cheltenham Town since 1932 but did not host senior football for 67 years. Cheltenham marked their 70th anniversary at the stadium by winning promotion to the Football League Second Division, the third tier of English football, for the first time.

After 18 months of negotiation regarding a potential ground share, on the 23 October 2008 it was confirmed that Bristol Rovers would continue to play their home games at the Memorial Stadium while it is redeveloped. Unfortunately, this fell through as Bristol Rovers decided that they could still play at the Memorial Stadium during redevelopment.

The record attendance is 8,326 for a game versus Reading, FA Cup 1st Round, November 17, 1956. Whaddon Road was the smallest......
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