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Travel guide: Colchester United

13 March 2017

Club News

Travel guide: Colchester United

13 March 2017

Supporters who are travelling to Essex to watch us take on Colchester United tomorrow can read all of the important travel information in our travel guide.


The Weston Homes Community Stadium is where Colchester play their home games, and it has a capacity of 10,105.     

Opened in 2008, the club used to play at Layer Road, but the construction of their current stadium cost £14m and is owned by the Colchester Borough Council.


The ever-present Stags Supporters’ Association will again be providing family-friendly transport to our match against Colchester.    

With raffles, competitions and games of bingo, there are many prizes to be won aboard the coach as fans are kept entertained on the long journey.    

Prices for the trip are as follows: 
Amber/junior members: £15 
Blue members: £20 
Non-members: £25    

The coach will depart One Call Stadium at 1.30pm on the afternoon of the game. To book your place on the coach, please call the SSA’s booking hotline on 07967 689597.


For fans travelling by car, get on the A1 in Coddington from the A617 before taking the M14 and M11 to Thremhall Avenue. 

From there, get on the A12 and follow it to Mile End and take exit 28. It takes another three minutes to drive to your destination of the Weston Homes Community Stadium.


There are three changes on the train from Mansfield at Nottingham, London St Pancras and London Liverpool Street before reaching Colchester.   

The ground is around two miles from the station, but there is a shuttle bus which operates from Bruff Close at the small cost of £2 for a return.


Colchester town centre has a park & ride system in operation with 1,000 spaces for fans attending the match. The cost is £3 and closes at 7.30pm after a Saturday matchday.    

There is a McDonald’s restaurant next to the parking spaces, and there is very limited street parking available.


We have been allocated 160 tickets to sell in advance by the U’s in the Jobserve East Stand.    

Tickets are available to purchase in advance from our ticket office, however they will also be available to buy on the day from the Weston Homes Community Stadium.    

Prices for tickets purchased in advance are as follows: 

Adults: £19 Seniors (65+): £14 
Under 18s: £9.50 
Under 14s: £4 
Under 11s: FREE 
Additional under 11s: £1 
Carers: FREE    

Supporters who purchase tickets on the day of the game from Colchester United will be subject to the following price increases: 

Adults: £23 
Seniors (65+): £17 
Under 18s: £13 
Under 14s: £5 
Under 11s: FREE 
Additional under 11s: £2 
Carers: FREE    

Please note, under 11s must be accompanied by a paying adult.    

Ambulant disabled supporters are required to purchase tickets in their relevant age-related category.     

We have been given two pairs of wheelchair user and carer tickets, which can be purchased from our ticket office in the relevant age-related category. The carer will gain admission free of charge.     

Tickets can be purchased in person or via telephone on 01623 482 482 from our ticket office on Quarry Lane. 

Pre-purchased tickets will go off-sale at 4.00pm on Monday 13 March.


The Dog and Pheasant on Nayland Road is the closest pub to the stadium, well known for having a good choice of beers and food.    

Bricklayers is a pub situated near the train station which permits visiting fans.    

Alternatively, when you enter the ground there are refreshments available to purchase.


The last meeting between the sides was in December 2016 when a spirited Colchester side held the Stags to a 0-0 draw. 

Boss Steve Evans had named an unchanged side to the one which defeated Carlisle United in their previous game, and the home side were immediately on the front foot.

Midfielder James Baxendale teed up winger Ashley Hemmings after just two minutes, but the former Dagenham man angled his shot wide of the far post. 

The best chance of the encounter fell to striker Matt Green in the twelfth minute when Hemmings’ free-kick fell to him in the box, but he dragged his shot wide on the swivel. 

Stags dominated much of the rest of the game without creating a real goalscoring opportunity. 

However, they were almost robbed of a point in the dying stages when Colchester defender Tom Eastman kept the ball alive with a clever header from a free-kick, and the ball bounced on top of the crossbar before being hooked away by the Stags’ defence. 


The exact distance between One Call Stadium and Weston Homes Community Stadium is 159 miles, taking two hours and 59 minutes, approximately, to drive.

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