All you need to know ahead of the Boxing Day game.
Weston Homes Community Stadium car park
In what is a very northern League One this year, both sets of fans will no doubt appreciate a more local encounter and we've got the following information around travel on the day.
The match will see a capacity crowd at the Weston Homes Community Stadium and it promises to be a cracking atmosphere as the two teams come face to face.
The U's home match with Southend United is drawing ever nearer, as the five year wait for an Essex derby comes to a close.
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