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Cambridge United want home crowds to double in five years

Photo: Cambridge United's Abbey Stadium

Cambridge United have set out ambitions to double home attendances.

In the 2023/24 season, the Abbey Stadium averaged a crowd of just over 6,700.

Now, club CEO Alex Tunbridge has announced his hopes that the gates will grow to 7,000 in 2024/25 and double to 12,000 in five years.

He has said providing a strong all-inclusive experience for families with younger U's supporters, and helping them to become lifelong fans, is crucial.

Cambridge United CEO Alex Tunbridge:

"We are looking to get to 10, 11 or 12,000 in the next 5 years and we have to start building that fan base now.

"It's a decision that we are really going to back ourselves on, we want to be at 7,000 average next year.

"We want to see more people from the Cambridge area coming week-in-week-out and enjoying the Abbey."

Cambridge United already announced plans to turn the South Stand into a family-friendly stand for home supporters, with away fans moving into the South Habbin.

Those initial changes are set to arrive this summer, with the addition of 100 new seats to comply with EFL rules.

The club have warned it could lead to a loss in revenue in the 2024/25 season because they won't be able to offer the number of tickets some bigger League One clubs would like.

But, CEO Alex Tunbridge has said the value of the home supporter is "exponential".

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