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Pre-Season Games To Be Streamed Live

Your chance to watch the build-up to the new season

13 August 2020

Colchester United's first two home pre-season friendlies are to be streamed live.

The U's host Gillingham and Ipswich Town in the next seven days, and supporters can watch Steve Ball's first team squad live online.

Both games will of course be played behind closed doors with no supporters allowed at the JobServe Community Stadium.

Fans will be able to watch from the safety of their own homes though, with Chairman Robbie Cowling explaining: "To prepare for the season, we are playing pre-season games at our stadium and we are going to be able to stream these games via our own streaming product."

"We will stream the footage we capture on the camera we use for match analysis, so please be aware that the broadcast quality will not be up to the standard of the EFL’s iFollow streaming."

"The first is against Gillingham on Saturday 15th August and will involve the players playing forty five minutes each in the game that kicks off at 1.30pm. 

"The match footage will be streamed for this game but there will not be any match commentary.

"This game against Gillingham will be available to anyone who has an account on and:

1. Was a season ticket holder last season; or

2. Has a current balance of at least £10.00 on a Privilege Card; or

3. Has contributed their refund to Club United; or

4. Has at least one outstanding match credit.

"If you don’t currently qualify for any of the above, then you can simply top up your existing Privilege Card to £10.00 or create one with £10.00 allocated to it and then you will qualify.

"The second is on Tuesday 18th August and will involve two seventy five minute games against Ipswich Town.

"The first game against Ipswich is scheduled to kick off at 6:00pm and the second at approx 7:30pm. This has been arranged to give all of the players seventy five minutes.

"The match footage will be streamed and we will be providing match commentary.

"The games against Ipswich will only be available to anyone who pays £5.00 to gain access. Your £5 will give you access to both matches across the evening.

"They will need to do this via and this is available now."

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