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26 July 2021

Key information ahead of Tuesday night's friendly

The below information has been provided by Colchester United ahead of tomorrow night's pre-season friendly at JobServe Community Stadium.

Paul Cook's side take on The U's at 7.45pm.

Match Permits
Match Permit sales will not be available from the stadium on the day of the game, all purchases must be made online at in advance of the game. It is an all ticket event, and all tickets must be purchased in advance of the match. Supporters will be able to purchase online until ten minutes into the game though, and will then be able to enter as usual. If unable to attend, a live stream of the game can be purchased at

Parking permits are available to supporters who have already purchased a match permit. If you require parking, the option to purchase a parking permit will be under your Match Permit on the dashboard on Only those with a parking permit will be allowed access to the stadium car park - no permits can be purchased on the gate, and cars will be denied access.

Whilst it isn’t now mandatory to wear masks or exercise social distancing, please show consideration to your fellow supporters and keep each other safe. We recommend that masks are worn in crowded spaces and when in close proximity to others, and that you keep a safe distance from others if possible. Hand sanitisers will still be available around the stadium and we advise their use to minimise the spread of COVID-19.

None of the concourse kiosks will be open for refreshments, but we will have catering units situated behind the North Stand - all supporters will be able to access prior to the game. Feel free to support them as local businesses. Supporters are permitted to bring their own soft drinks into the stadium, but alcohol is banned and any supporters caught attempting to bring it into the stadium will be refused entry or ejected.

Programmes will be available from the Club Shop – remember that the stadium is cashless. The club shop is open from 5.30pm. 

The normal exit gates will be operational, but please follow any further guidance from stewards.


And a note from our SLO, Liz Edwards, on parking for tomorrow's game:


"Fans attending tomorrow night's game are reminded that they must park in authorised parking areas - for example, at the ground or at the nearby Park & Ride car park, which is a 5-10 minute walk to the stadium across Boxted Road bridge. This car park is run with a Mi Permit system - please ensure you have purchased a ticket to park in the car park.

"Thanks, Liz."

Both Colchester United and visiting supporters should be aware that the immediate area around the JobServe Community Stadium is subject to a Parking Exclusion Zone on matchdays.

Covering both existing Clearways and also nearby residential areas, these roads will be marshalled by Colchester United and Essex Police to prevent parking on roads not permitted under the Stadium Travel Plan.

Parking enforcement will be carried out, so you are advised to check signage and lines carefully. Note that the Clearway restriction is not marked by yellow lines - but is zoned within signs marked with a red cross on a blue background.

Clearway means that you cannot stop to load or unload passengers, wait or park, and the restriction applies to the disabled drivers "blue badge".

The following roads have a Clearway "No Stopping" restriction, which also extends to roadside verges and footways:

· Northern Approach Road;
· Boxted Road;
· Langham Road;
· Severalls Lane;
· Axial Way; and
· United Way.

Most other areas have either resident only parking restrictions or yellow lines. Residential areas subject to these restrictions include:-

* Mile End Road
* Nayland Road (particularly near the Dog & Pheasant pub)
* Turner Road
* Mill Road

Marshals will also be monitoring nearby residential estates such as those leading off from Mill Road onto the 'Roman Place' development to encourage safe parking in those areas.

Please respect the residential areas near the ground.

Owners of any vehicles contravening the parking restrictions could be liable for a Penalty Charge Notice (£70).

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