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🚌Travelling To Colchester? Please Read Our Essential Guide

Read this before setting off for Essex.

18 April 2019

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A general view of the JobServe Community Stadium

Colchester United Vs. Grimsby Town – Friday 19th April - kick-off 3pm.

Colchester United Vs. Grimsby Town – Friday 19th April - kick-off 3pm.
Capacity: 10,105 (all seated)
Address: United Way, Colchester, CO4 5UP
Telephone: 01206 755 100
Ticket Office: 0845 437 9089
Pitch Size: 110 x 70 yards
Club Nickname: The U's
Year Ground Opened: 2008

In 2008 Colchester left their Layer Road ground, their home for 71 years, and moved to a new stadium on the edge of town.

Town fans will be housed in the in the East Stand 1 and in the East Stand 2 at one end of the stadium.

Ticket Prices

Adult - £20
Concession (65+ or Armed Forces) - £15
Under 18 - £10
Under 14 - £4.50
Under 11 - Free of Charge
Additional Under 11 - £1.50

Please note that the initial 286 tickets will be sold first at the prices above. If this allocation sells out, tickets in the East Stand 2 will be made available and are priced as follows:

Adult - £22
Concession (65+ or Armed Forces) - £17
Under 18 - £11
Under 14 - £5.50
Under 11 - Free of Charge
Additional Under 11 - £2.50

Town fans should enter the stadium via turnstiles 5 & 6, 7 & 8.

Tickets can be booked from the U's Online Ticket Office

Tickets for the fixture can also be purchased on the day but are subject to a price increase of up to £4 per ticket.

Stadium car parking can be booked directly with Colchester, by visiting www.colutickets.com, subject to availability.

*ID Required for Armed Forces Personnel.

Where to drink.

Hot, cold and alcoholic drinks - along with the normal pies, etc are available in the concourse outlets within the stadium for visiting supporters.

With the stadium being on the very outskirts of Colchester, there is little in the choice of pubs. The Dog and Pheasant on Nayland Road, is probably the closest to the stadium, although it is still around 3/4's of a mile away.

How to get there.

From The North and M11

Leave the A14 and then join the M11. Come off the M11 at J8 (Stansted Airport/A120) and follow the A120 towards Braintree & Colchester. The A120 then joins the A12 and after passing the stadium on your right, leave the A12 at Junction 28. Turn left at the first roundabout, the turn right into United Way from the second roundabout.

From the South

Leave the A12 at Junction 28. Turn right at the first roundabout. Go across the bridge and then go straight over the second roundabout, before turning right into United Way from the third roundabout.

The postcode of the stadium is CO4 5UP, but you may find that your sat nav system does not acknowledge this postcode at present. It is recommended to use CO4 5JS, which is the nearby Rapid Electronics factory.

Parking

Please note that there is only limited car parking at the stadium itself, with just under 700 spaces in the main stadium car park. You can book a parking permit via 0845 437 908 or on www.colutickets.com, where we also offer the chance to print your own permit!

Fans are able to use the nearby Park & Ride car park, which is a 5-10 minute walk to the stadium across Boxted Road bridge.

Parking Exclusion Zone

Supporters should be aware that the immediate area around the JobServe Community Stadium is subject to a Parking Exclusion Zone on matchdays.

Covering both existing Clearways and also nearby residential areas, these roads will be marshalled by Colchester United and Essex Police to prevent parking on roads not permitted under the Stadium Travel Plan.

By Train

The nearest railway station to the ground is Colchester on North Station Road, which is just under two miles away from the stadium. From outside the station, you can take the Park & Ride Bus to Mile End. From there it is a short walk to the stadium.

Celebrity Watch

Seán Dermot Fintan O'Leary, Jr (Dermot) – X Factor presenter and DJ hails from these parts, as does actor, singer and television presenter, Darren Day. And “My Heart Skips a Beat” singer, Oliver Stanley Murs, was born just a goal kick away from the JobServe Community Stadium. He had a homecoming gig at the stadium the summer before last. 

Town's Kit

Shirts: Red
Shorts: Red
Socks: Red

Have a safe journey


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