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AWAY DAY GUIDE | Colchester United

Everything you need to know ahead of this weekend's trip

5 April 2024


AWAY DAY GUIDE | Colchester United

Everything you need to know ahead of this weekend's trip

5 April 2024

The Red Dragons are back on the road down south this weekend, as Phil Parkinson’s take on Colchester United in Sky Bet League Two action, looking to get back to winning ways.

Ahead of the match, we look at all the information you’ll need if you’re set to attend the fixture.

If you can't make it to the match, as the fixture falls inside the Article 48 window, UK supporters can only tune in via our 'audio-only' commentary option. 

However, there are both live video and audio streaming options available for international supporters.

To view all package options, click here.

How To Get There: JobServe Community Stadium (CO4 5UP)

The JobServe Community Stadium is located on United Way, Colchester CO4 5UP

Having been opened in August 2008, the ground can hold up to a capacity of over 10,000 supporters, with an away allocation of 2,934 for this fixture. 

Gates open at 1:30pm and all away supporters will be situated in the North Stand.

Please note that the JobServe Community Stadium is a fully cashless venue.

Official Supporter Travel 

For those who are travelling on our official supporter travel, the buses will depart Mold Road at 7am, and there will be no provisions for those who arrive late.

Supporters must make note of their designated coach on the ticket and must only board the coach they’ve been allocated to.

All under-14s must be accompanied on official supporter travel, and alcohol is strictly prohibited by law.

If you’re travelling by car

PLEASE NOTE: The A12 will be closed northbound all weekend between junction 12 and 15 - make sure to check your route before travelling and ensure you have alternative routes if required. 

If you’re travelling from the STōK Cae Ras, then follow the A483 southbound and merge onto the A5 towards Oswestry.

From here, you should continue on the road until you reach Shrewsbury – where you will follow road signs to Telford and the M54.

Continue on the road for 22 miles, before using the right lane to exit onto the M6. 

From here, you should remain on the M6 and continue on the road, following directions towards the M11, before taking exit 8 onto the A120 towards Colchester. 

After that, you should follow road signs towards Colchester on the A120 for over 30 miles before taking exit onto the A12. 

From here, after 0.2 miles take the third exit at the roundabout onto the A1341, before taking the first exit at the next roundabout. 

Finally, take the third exit onto United Way, and the stadium will quickly come into sight.

If you’re travelling by train 

The nearest train station to the ground is Colchester Station, which is just over two miles away from the JobServe Community Stadium. 

However, supporters should note that disruption is expected this weekend, due to rail strikes. 

On average, a journey from Wrexham General to Colchester takes just over five hours. 

Supporters should therefore check their route before travelling. 


The Car Park at the JobServe Community Stadium is SOLD OUT. Please do not try to gain access without a valid car parking ticket. 

Supporters have been asked to arrive early to minimise congestion. 

If supporters decide to park within the surrounding areas, they must ensure that they do so respectfully and adhere to all signage displayed.

An alternative parking option is the Colchester Park and Ride across the A12 (access via Boxted Road). 

Parking spaces can be pre-booked on MiPermit - click HERE to book yours (using location code 737944). 

Ticket Collections 

Colchester United have very kindly offered a collection facility for our supporters from the JobServe Stadium; however, this should only be used as a last resort.

To avoid lengthy queues on the day of the game and ensure that you can make it into the stadium for kick-off, we strongly advise fans to collect from the STōK Cae Ras in advance.

Tickets can be collected from the STōK Cae Ras, where you will have to provide proof of purchase through your booking reference. We cannot accept postcodes or any other information for collections.

Should anyone wish to collect on behalf of another supporter, as outlined above a booking reference will be required.

Tickets cannot be collected from 90 minutes before kick-off on a home matchday.

All uncollected tickets will be taken to the JobServe Stadium, but reprints must be requested via the Ticket Office by 3pm on Friday April 5.

Although seating is unreserved, all tickets will be individually numbered - supporters need to take note of this number, as this will be required in order to reprint the ticket.

There are no provisions for reprints on the day – so supporters need to take care of their ticket once received.

Away Pubs

The Dog & Pheasant on Nayland Road (CO4 5EG), is just under a mile away from the stadium and also serves food.

The Bricklayers Arms on Bergholt Road is directly opposite the Colchester North Station if you’re arriving by train (CO4 5AA).

Alternatively, there are plenty of pubs in Colchester Town Centre. There is also a bar at the ground that supporters can use, however, this is cashless - no cash is to be accepted.  

Flags and Banners

Any large flags, banners or surfers must be flame retardant and have a fire safety certificate to prove so. 

Supporter Conduct 

Wrexham AFC wishes to remind supporters of the potential safety implications and consequences that may occur as a result of pitch incursions and other illegal and unacceptable behaviour.

As previously communicated, supporters who encroach on the pitch risk facing a Football Banning Order as well as a criminal conviction, while the Club itself could also face a fine for these actions.

There may also be other implications for the Club, including restrictions on future away ticket allocations. This is due to potential safety measures the home Club are required to put in place which impacts on the availability of seating.

The Club understands the emotion and passion that comes with attending the match as a fan but must reiterate that the safety of players, managers and supporters on both sides remains our priority.

The vast majority of fans have – and continue to – support the Club in an appropriate manner and are a credit to Wrexham AFC, but we will seek the strongest possible punishment for those who enter the field of play or engage in any other unacceptable behaviour.

As in line with the FA initiative, Wrexham AFC fully support the ‘Love Football Protect the Game’ program.

Wrexham AFC support the new measures that have been implemented to both improve participant and fan behaviour across the board.

Wrexham AFC operates a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination of any kind, and supporters are encouraged to come forward and report any incidents to the nearest steward, the Club, or Kick it Out.

For further details on the campaign and the new policies in place to combat hate crime, read more here.

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