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What you need to know: Colchester United FC

July 23, 2018

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JobServe Community Stadium

Mile End




The U's stadium is located on the north of the town, near to Colchester Business Park, and is now easily accessible from the town via the Northern Approach Road and via Urbis Romanae.


To access the stadium, you can also make use of the A12 Junction 28.




The stadium is adjacent to the main A12 trunk road that serves East Anglia.


From the south (Ipswich bound carriageway)

To access the stadium from the south, turn off at Junction 28, turning right at the first roundabout. Go across the bridge and then go straight over the second roundabout, before turning right into United Way from the third roundabout. You are now at the stadium.


From the north (London bound carriageway)

To access the stadium from the north, turn off at Junction 28, turning left at the first roundabout. Turn right into United Way from the second roundabout. You are now at the stadium.


The postcode of the stadium is CO4 5UP, but you may find that your sat nav system does not acknowledge this postcode if it was bought before 2008.


It is recommended to use CO4 5JS, which is the nearby Rapid Electronics factory.



Alternatively, you can come off the A12 at the next junction and take a left onto the A1232. When at the top of this road, bear right back over the A12 towards the traffic lights with the BMW Garage on your left.


Go straight over and up Ipswich Road. At the next set of traffic lights, turn right onto Severalls Lane (signposted just previously for Colchester Cattle Market). Follow this road to its conclusion, where you will pick up signs for the stadium.


Please note that if you are travelling to the stadium for a first team match, then travel restrictions apply around the stadium on a matchday.









Colchester Zoo


Travelling to the game with the children?  Making a day of it while they are on their school holidays?  Why not spend the afternoon in Colchester Zoo?  With over 270 species to see, set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes, the zoo is well worth a visit.  Learn about the animals and see them up close by watching one of the 50 daily displays. You even get the opportunity to feed the elephants and giraffes yourself and take a ride on the ‘Lost Madagascar Express’ road train!



Hollytrees Museum


Are the little ones bored of the zoo?  Why not visit Hollytrees Museum?  This Georgian building in Colchester has been turned into a museum showing what home life and childhood has been like in Colchester for the last 300 years. This is a fun day out with the kids as you can show them first-hand what life was like for the rich and the poor and how people managed before they had washing machines and tablets.



Colchester Castle Museum


A visit to Colchester Castle is now bigger, brighter and better than ever before, with brand new interactive displays and try out some exciting new experiences. Explore the Roman vaults, have a go at building a Norman archway, or try your hand at excavating a Roman doctor’s grave.



Clacton Pier


It may be a 17 mile drive, but if you have time then why not visit Clacton Pier?  It is one of the most popular things to do in this Essex seaside town. It is 360m long and hosts all manner of attractions including rides, amusement arcades, a Seaquarium, a 10 pin bowling alley, a Circus Fantasia and sea fishing trips.




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