The visit of England U20s to the JobServe Community Stadium is now only a week away, and the match is set to be a sell-out at the home of Colchester United.
The club’s stadium car park has already sold out for the fixture on Monday 19th November, so supporters are advised to give some consideration to their travel plans ahead of the game.
Turnstiles for the game, as well as the U's Supporters Bar open to all in the West Stand, will be open at 5.30pm on Monday for those here ahead of kick-off.
Please note that there will be no shuttle bus service in operation for this fixture and there is likely to be heavy traffic in the town in the build-up to kick-off, so some alternatives for the match are as follows:-
- Stadium Car Park
As per the above, the stadium car park is SOLD OUT. If you have a permit in this area, please note the car park will be held for 15 minutes after the game to allow safe exit for pedestrians.
- Colchester Park & Ride Car Park
Parking (with 1,000 spaces) is also available at the nearby Colchester Park & Ride. Supporters are advised to return to the stadium site via Boxted Road (leaving via the pedestrian exit near to McDonald's).
Parking can be pre-booked online for the Park & Ride car park.
- Taxi Services
Colchester United sponsors Roman Cars are available to book taxis on 01206 521521.
- Bus Services
Please note: The Colchester Day Rover on Arriva does not apply to the Park & Ride buses. A further Park & Ride ticket must be bought.
Should you wish to use your Colchester Day Rover to the vicinity of the stadium, it is advised to get one of the Colchester buses as detailed below:-
- Other Bus Services
First Buses, number 65: Starting in Stanway, this bus passes through the town centre and picks up at Colchester train station before travelling to Mill Road. Supporters can alight this service near to the Water Tower on Mill Road and head back to the stadium via Olympic Boulevard and Via Urbis Romanae. Timetable HERE.
Arriva, number 2: Starting in Highwoods, this bus service travels through town and picks up at the train station before travelling to Nayland Road. Supporters should alight at the Boxted Road roundabout (the stop after the Dog & Pheasant pub) or at Wildeve Avenue (on the old Horkesley Road) and head to the stadium via Boxted Road. Timetable HERE.
Single tickets are £2.80 for adults and £1.90 for children. Return tickets are £4.20 for adults and £2.80 for children
Arriva, number 8: Starting in Monkwick, this bus service also passes through town and picks up at the train station before travelling to Mill Road. Supporters should again alight near to the Water Tower on Mill Road. Timetable HERE.
- Cycle Routes
Colchester United has secure cycle parking at the ground. There are shared use cycle routes from the Park & Ride, along Axial Way, Via Urbis Romanae and United Way. The Axial Way path links into the Severalls Lane path and on to Ipswich Road, St John's and Greenstead via St Anne's.
Coming from town, Mile End Road is a quiet route with a partial shared path. Full details of the local cycle network, and a route planner, can be found at www.colchester-cycling.org.uk and Colchester.cyclestreets.net, or by contacting Emily Harrup on email@example.com.