Get the dates in your diaries for the games against Gillingham, Tottenham and Ipswich.
This season's draw for the group stages of the EFL Trophy pitched the U's with Town, Gills and Premier League giants Spurs.
Following discussions between the clubs, we can announce the dates and times for the three games taking place across September, October and November.
Further details on ticket prices etc will be announced in due course.
Gillingham V Colchester United
Tuesday 3rd September – 7.45pm KO
Colchester United V Tottenham
Tuesday 8th October - 7.30pm KO
Colchester United V Ipswich Town
Tuesday 12th November - 7.30pm KO