All you need to know about Saturday's SOLD OUT Essex Derby.
Colchester United take on Southend United on Boxing Day - and the match at the Weston Homes Community Stadium is now SOLD OUT.
There will be no tickets sold on the day of the game itself, so if you don't already have a ticket, please don't travel to the stadium.
Below is all of the information you need ahead of the 3pm kick-off on December 26th.
Turnstiles will open for the game at 1.30pm. Please get here in good time to ensure safe entrance into the stadium before kick-off.
Please note that fans with tickets in E4 should use the turnstiles 12, 13 and 14 to enter the stadium.
FOOD AND DRINK
We will be ramping up the catering to meet the demands of the bigger crowd. Please be aware that if you are in the East Stand, additional catering facilities will be available out the back of the stand itself, as well as the standard concourses.
PARKING AND TRAVEL
Weston Homes Community Stadium car park
Please note that all car parking spaces in the stadium car park are SOLD OUT.
Please only come to the stadium car park if you have already purchased a parking permit for this game, and please arrive at least an hour before kick-off to help us park everyone safely before the match.
There may also be delays leaving the car park after the game, due to the number of pedestrians on site.
Park & Ride car park
The nearby Park & Ride car park will be available for matchday parking on Boxing Day.
This is priced at £3 per vehicle and fans are encouraged to leave the car park via the Boxted Road exit (nearest to McDonalds) to make their way safely to the stadium across the Boxted Road bridge.
Alternative local car parking
A number of the businesses on Axial Way (leading away from the stadium) offer parking in their car parks on a matchday. These car parks start at £6 per vehicle – but please note that the regulation and management of these car parks are not under the jurisdiction of Colchester United Football Club.
Shuttle Buses and car parking
We will also be running a full shuttle bus service for the Boxing Day match. Parking is available at Colchester Train Station and in the Three Crowns Road car park and the shuttle buses will be running from Bruff Close (by Big Yellow Storage) from 1pm until 2.45pm for this fixture.
For a full shuttle bus timetable, click HERE.
Please note that United Way and Axial Way are urban clearways and, by parking on these roads, you are likely to receive a parking ticket.
For a full list of parking exclusion areas around the Weston Homes Community Stadium, click HERE