Colchester United will host Rochdale in the first game at the JobServe Community Stadium of 2022 on Saturday afternoon.
Date: Saturday 8th January
Kick Off: 3:00pm
Hayden Mullins' side will take on the Dale in North Essex on Saturday afternoon, in the first home game of the New Year, looking to get their first win of 2022.
A COVID-19 Declaration Form will be emailed to you or the bubble group leader between 24-48 hours before the game, which you will need to read through and accept before your Match Tickets are issued.
To access the stadium on the day, you can either show your Match Ticket on a smart phone, or print off where it will be scanned at the turnstile at the JobServe Community Stadium prior to entry.
The ticket office will not be open, although tickets will be available to purchase on the day from Col U Tickets, or from the two self-service ticket machines located in the club shop ahead of the game.
If you can't make it to the stadium on Saturday afternoon, you can still watch along with a £10 Match Pass from iFollow. Click HERE to get yours.
Car Parking Ticket
Car Parking Tickets at the JobServe Community Stadium must be purchased online in advance. Click HERE to see how to purchase a parking ticket.
Supporters will be required to wear a face covering when using the concourse areas, hospitality lounges, corridors and stairwells, apart from when eating or drinking. Supporters can remove their face covering when they are in their seat, within the stadium bowl.
Hand sanitiser will be readily available around the stadium and we are advising to keep a safe distance from fellow supporters if possible.
The U's fan zone will be open between 12:30pm and 2:30pm, located in and around the South Stand bar area. There will be options to purchase hot food and drinks ahead of the game - this will be CASHLESS ONLY.
Col U TV
Watch the U's pre match show on Col U TV, interviews with the management and playing staff from Florence Park, as well as the opposing view with the goals from the last time we faced Rochdale.
Watch live on Col U Tickets or on the TV screens in the concourses, with the show starting at 2:30pm hosted by Harry Totham.
Catch up with all the shows twenty-four hours later on our YouTube channel.
Entry To Stadium
Turnstiles will be open as normal, with entry permitted from 1.30pm. Remember that you will have to have filled in your COVID-19 declaration on ColUTickets.com to gain entry. You can print your permit, or show it on arrival at the stadium on a smartphone.
Your match programme is included in your permit price, they will be available from inside the concourses once you have entered the stadium.
Food and Drink
Kiosks in the concourses will be open and serving hot food, snacks and hot and cold drinks. Kiosks in the stadium will be CASHLESS ONLY.
The club shop will be open from 11am, again, this is CASHLESS ONLY.
The normal exit gates will be operational, but please follow any further guidance from stewards.