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Despite what it says here I reckon you'd be ok paying on the day, but might be worth giving them a bell first. Save you going over for no reason.
Saturday's mouthwatering pre-season friendly clash is proving very popular amongst both West Ham and U's fans alike.
With the car park selling out on Wednesday, next up is the Family Enclosure which is expected to sell out on Thursday.
We advise fans who want to make the most of the great family prices to do so as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment.
Family prices have been extended into E6 and E5 for the 2012/13 season and this is the first game which has seen the new price structure in place.
Ticket Office Team Leader Alex Hales said: "We knew the West Ham game would be popular and we're very happy the new extended family prices have been fully utilised in the JobServe Stand.
"E5, E6 and E7 are sold out so there is only space left in E8, we hope this is a sign of things to come during the season."
Prices for U18's are £10 in both the Weston Homes Stand and the West Stand once the Family Enclosure has sold out.
You can book your tickets by visiting http://www.colutickets.com or by calling the Ticket Office on the low call rate hotline 0845 437 9089.
Town is about a 5 or 10 min drive/bus journey from the ground.
Best bet is to stay in the town as there are loads of bars around plus the town centre is quite nice.
There is **** all near the ground.
Well if Southend is anything to go by, they won't let you in any near the ground..
It's about 3 miles from the town centre and, unless you know the surrounding area's shortcuts fairly well, it's far enough to say there's no pubs nearby yet as the ground was built on farmland pretty much out on a limb. As has been mentioned there's plenty of pubs in Colchester to go beforehand. It's renowned by visitors for being a friendly little town, so you won't find it anything like Southend or similarly less amiable places.
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Are there any decent pubs near the ground or is it better to stay in town and leave in time to catch ko?[/quote]
Football ground guide says the Norfolk pub 5 mins from col stn, I've rung them it is open from 12 pm but no food
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You can , but remember that the away section is sold out I think ? If in doubt check first. It's also worth remembering that a lot of ColU supporters are also going to get there's on the day, so be prepared for queues. If I was without a ticket then I'd be pretty sure to turn up about an hour before ko. There may well be entertainment outside of the ground and you can always get a drink in the bar under the South Stand.
Come to think of it , the bar is under the West Stand.
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Not a stupid question you would not be the 1st to confuse col north n col town, yes col north is on the main line from Romford
Buses go from Bruff close behind the big yellow storage place that you can see from the stn
As above I've just noticed.
Trains rains do run from Romford. There's a shuttle bus service from Bruff Close - a short walk from North Station forecourt. Walk down Station Approach and turn left to cross Bergholt Road at the crossing. Continue on to Mile End Road and cross it at the crossing just twenty yards up. Bruff Close is directly in front of you with The Big Yellow Warehouse on the right hand side.
maybe 20 mins drive then add on the A12 traffic on a weekend and then add the football traffic and your looking at an hour minimum
ill be swerving this and catching the updates on my phone (real fan me ha)
Can't vouch for A12 traffic at weekends per se , but barring O2 festival or suchlike, Chelmsford – Colchester is usually pretty light. As for football traffic , with the opening of J28 a few years ago access is pretty smooth (especially as parking is full so there's no messing about with people buying tickets off the stewards the creating a bit of a queue). Getting away from the ground itself to the J28 exit may need a little more patience though. Although nothing nearing the scale of snarl-up , Green St to Romford Rd on matchdays.
Just got off the phone to the ticket office they said they sent a couple of hundred back, which will be sold this morning on the gate. Problem is I live 1.5hrs away, if I leave soon will it be a wasted journey? Anyone fancy having a guess?
If I was to guess, If your planning to be up here in a couple of hours then I reckon you would be fine, there were quite a few left in the home end if all else fails. There is naff all around the ground so you may want to go into town or something to pass the time
If i had the cash i'd go get you one as soon as they open! Sadly some scrote decided to steal my wallet last night
Yeh wanted to get up as soon as and head into town as I've lived and worked there for a few months earlier this year. Might just risk it and come on here crying later if I don't get a ticket! Where will most people be heading drinks wise?
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