The Club was founded in 1912 as Abbey United, and took the name Cambridge United in 1951. It first competed in the Football League in 1970 and stayed there until relegation in 2005. Football League status was regained in 2014, after nine seasons in the Conference.
The club is based at the Cambs Glass Stadium on Newmarket Road, approximately two miles east of Cambridge city centre. The stadium has a capacity of 8,127, made up of terracing and seated areas.
Cambridge United have a number of supporters’ groups and associations, some of which are independently run and some are run by the Club itself. These include: an Away Travel Club, who provide travel to every away game as well as hosting fundraising events and sponsoring senior players; youth group Junior U’s.
Cambridge United Supporters Association, a group giving a voice to the fans in communications with the Club and the media; Vice-Presidents Club, who offer match day hospitality packages; and regional associations in St Ives, East Cambridgeshire, Royston, St Neots, Bedfordshire and Saffron Walden.
Cambridge Fans United is an independent supporters group who are now a significant shareholder in the Club with representation on the fans’ behalf on the board of directors. In addition to these supporters’ groups, the Club currently has one independent fanzine, United in Endeavour, which raises funds for Cambridge Fans United and is sold at home games.