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Away Day Blues: Colchester United

16 January 2020

The Silkmen are unbeaten in 2020 so far and they will be looking to extend that run in Saturday afternoon’s trip to Colchester United.

Ahead of the game, we’ve collected everything you need to know if you’re making the long trip down to the JobServe Community Stadium this weekend.

Stadium Address:

JobServe Community Stadium

United Way



Distance from the Moss Rose: 210.7 miles

Estimated Travel Time: 4 hours, 15 minutes

About the Ground:

Colchester United moved to the JobServe Community Stadium in 2008 after spending just over 70 years at their former home of Layer Road. The stadium cost £14 million to build and consists of four steep single tiered stands which can help to create a great atmosphere. Silkmen fans will be located in the northern side of the JobServe Stand.


Tickets for the game are cheaper if purchased in advance. Matchday prices are in brackets.

Adult: £22 (£24)

Concession: £16 (£18)

U18: £11.50 (£13.50)

U14: £5 (£5.50)

U11: Free (Free)

Additional U11: £2 (£2.50)

Carer: Free (Free)

You can purchase your match tickets direct from Colchester United here.


There are around 700 parking spaces at the stadium, however it is essential that it is booked in advance. The cost varies between £6 and £10 depending on how close to the exit you choose to park. This can be booked by following the link here.

Alternatively, there is a park and ride service which operates from the Town centre and the Railway Station. This can be found at the postcode C01 1XD with a charge of £3.

Food & Drink:

Opposite the stadium on Cuckoo Farm Way there is a McDonalds and a M&S for fans who want a bite to eat.

For fans wishing to have a pre-match pint or two, Colchester allows access to the bar and toilets on the concourse area of the Weston Homes Stand at around 12:15pm. Drinks can be take outside the stadium into a marquee where there is plenty of pre-match entertainment. Lager, Bitter, Wine, Whisky and Brandy are all available for a price of £3.80.

Stadium Prices:

Pie: £3.25

Tea/Coffee: £1.75

Lager/Cider: £3.80

Programme: Free with match ticket.

We hope all you Silkmen fans making the long trip to Essex have a safe journey and can help to cheer our lads onto three more important points.

Come on you Silkmen!

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