The U's go to Accrington Stanley on the opening day of the season, looking to get off to a positive start.
Tickets have been selling well ahead of the long trip to Lancashire and prices for the match are as follows:-
Concessions (64+): £15
Students (with ID, which must also be presented on the turnstile): £15
Wheelchair users will be accommodated in Accrington's main stand area. Please contact Jessica Fish on 01254 356950.
The postcode for the Wham Stadium is BB5 5BX. A sat nav will lead you to the ground. Please be aware that there is limited parking for fans at the Stadium at a cost of £5. Spaces can be booked beforehand by ringing the club beforehand, on 01254 356950. There is plenty of on- street parking on the streets around the ground. Please park responsibly.
A limited number of disabled car parking spaces are available to away fans by ringing the club, at least 24 hours beforehand, on 01254 356950.
Directions to the Wham Stadium
From the M65
Leave the M65 at Junction 7, taking the Clitheroe turn off the roundabout. Turn right at the first set of traffic lights opposite Clayton Business Park, following the A678. Follow the road over the canal bridge to the next set of traffic lights. Turn right again going over the motorway bridge and towards Accrington on the A680. Carry straight on at the next set of lights with the Greyhound pub on your right. Follow the road as it bends to the right and then take the first left after the Crown pub into Livingstone Road.
From the M66
At the end of the M66 follow the A56 until you come to the Rising Bridge roundabout. Take the first turning, the A680 towards Accrington for around 3 miles. Follow the ring road dual carriageway around the town centre. At the fourth set of lights, opposite the Castle pub, turn right to rejoin the A680. Follow this road up the hill for approximately 1 mile, Livingstone Road is approx 400 yards past Accrington Victoria Hospital on the right.
Visiting coaches are advised to park on Livingstone Road adjacent to the Away fans’ entrance . Coaches will be asked to pass the ground, turn around at the bottom of Livingstone Rd, and park on the right hand side.
Accrington railway station is approx a 20 min walk from the ground. The journey time from Colchester is approximately 5 hours via Liverpool Street, Euston and Preston. Trains depart at 0643, 0743 and 0843 arriving in Accrington at 1144, 1242 and 1342 respectively. Return journeys leave Accrington at 1723 and 1823 arriving in Colchester at 2215 and 2322 respectively.
Directions from the station
Leave the station following the railway viaduct down to the main roundabout and head up the hill past the Aldi supermarket on your left, at the top of the hill turn left (Whalley Road) follow this road uphill and through the traffic lights at the hospital. After the mini roundabout, Livingstone Road is the next right turn and the ground is on your left.
Staying over - Hotels and B&Bs in the area
Norwood Guest House (across from the stadium) Tel: 01254 398132
Maple Lodge Guest House (3/4 mile) Tel: 01254 301284
Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel (1 mile) Tel: 01254 303400
Sparth House Hotel (1 mile) Tel: 01254 872263
Travelodge Blackburn with Darwen services (6 miles) Tel: 0871 984 6122
Holiday Inn Express Burnley (6 miles) Tel: 01282 855955
The turnstiles open at 1:30pm.
The away ticket office (blue building) can be found to the left of the away turnstiles.
Please note that only cash can be used to buy tickets.
Supporters can be searched prior to entering the stadium. Thorough searches will be carried out by ASFC stewards at the turnstiles.
Any supporters found with prohibited items in their possession may be arrested. Copies of the Ground Regulations are displayed at the turnstiles and can be found online at www.accringtonstanley.co.uk.
Away supporters are accommodated on the Coppice Terrace, which does not have a roof and seats in the Whinney Hill Stand. Prices are the same to stand or sit.
Disabled supporters in wheelchairs are accommodated in the main stand. This is not with the away supporters but is undercover and close to the away accommodation.
Supporters with Medium and High disability who require a carer, pay the full price whilst the carer is free.
There are concessions in the away end (Coppice Terrace and Whinney Hill seating) for visiting supporters supplying hot and cold drinks including alcohol.
Please be aware there are no cash machines at the stadium or facilities to use debit or credit cards.
There are pubs that welcome away fans close to the ground, in the town centre and on the way from the town centre to the stadium. The Crown Pub is the nearest, located just 50 yards from the ground and serves food.
Any property found within the stadium will be held at reception. Supporters can contact reception on 01254 356950.
The Accrington Stanley Supporter Liaison Officer - Robert Houseman, can be contacted on 07754 665730.