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Welcome To Student U's

8 October 2012

All of the information you need about your local team.

Likewise, if you think your society on campus could provide us with an activity before kick-off, then we want to know more! We're on, ready and willing to hear your ideas.

If you're in a band - or are intending to start one up whilst you're at university - we'd love to hear from you.

We often host other sports teams from around the local area to demonstrate their sports and we also have local bands playing for fans as they arrive at the stadium.

We open our South Stand bar at 12.30pm on a Saturday and 6pm on a Tuesday night game, allowing you to get food and drink before the stadium itself is open on a matchday. What else goes on on matchdays?

If you're after a lively atmosphere, then the South Stand is definitely the place for you. It's full of people your age and is often the place where the chants will get started on a Saturday afternoon. Where's the best place to sit?

We offer a £13 ticket for every home game for 18-21s, so there's good value for you, whenever you choose to come and see us at the Weston Homes Community Stadium. Prices go up by £1 on a matchday, so it's worth getting your ticket early.

. www.colutickets.comThere are tickets on sale for every home game at The Burrow shop next to the SU Bar on campus. Alternatively, the stadium Ticket Office is available on 0845 437 9089 or by booking online at I enjoyed my free visit, how do I buy tickets more regularly?

If one of you drives, then there are car parking permits available each matchday for £6. For the busier games, these sell out in advance, so it's worth booking early.

Alternatively, a taxi to the stadium will cost you around £10 each way, which could work for you if you're coming as part of a group.

. click HERE The bus comes past the Valley Road bus stops adjacent to campus at 2.05pm on a Saturday, or 6.50pm on a Tuesday night game. If you're not living on campus, or want to see our general timetable on a matchday,

As part of our matchday travel service, there's a bus service that will take you directly to the stadium on a matchday.  How do I get to the stadium?

and we'll sort out your visit for you. ticketing@colchesterunited.netIf you did not receive your ticket when you signed up, then all you need to do is to contact our Ticket Office team on 0845 437 9089 or How do I claim my free ticket?

But we'll also be putting on a number of social events - we'll be down at the SU for Champions League nights, we'll be bringing the players down to meet you on campus and there'll be other activities that will mean your £10 will be very well spent!

Firstly, it'll be about you enjoying your matchday visits! We're really looking forward to welcoming you to the stadium and getting the Col U bug. What will be on offer for me as a Student U's member?

. Facebook or via @ColU_Official You can also keep up to date via Twitter on

and we'll get back to you with the information you need. If there are any questions that you have that aren't answered below, then drop us a line on

There'll no doubt be lots of questions about your new local team and what's on offer as a member of Student U's, so hopefully this guide will help you get to grips with everything you need to know.

We're pleased to have started up Student U's this year, as we look to give students from around the country - and the world - a taste of live football in your new hometown. Colchester United is proud to represent the town around the country and we hope that, during your three years at the University of Essex, you'll become proud to have spent time in our town too.

.advertised here As we offer hospitality on matchdays, there are waiting and bar jobs available, whilst we also often have jobs going in the Club Shop and the Ticket Office. Club jobs are

And, if you're looking for employment whilst you're in Colchester, then there's quite often jobs available.

. clicking HERE Far from it! We've got a wide range of events going on each month. We put on some great Comedy Clubs on the first Thursday of every month, whilst there's also quiz nights, live music and more. You can see more about our events by
Is it just football that I can see at the stadium?

. clicking HERE To read a bit more about our history, you can take a look by

Since then, we've been a consistent top ten side in League One and we offer a welcoming atmosphere for any fans looking for their football fix on a Saturday afternoon.

The U's have enjoyed success in recent years. You may well have seen us in the Championship five or six years ago, the first time that the club had reached that level in our 75 year history.
So are Colchester United any good then?

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