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Colchester United

English people, including some in Colchester, may tell you Colchester United is a nothing club. We agree it isn’t special, but we had some fun and interesting experiences there.

LOCATION: Colchester is in Essex, just over an hour east of London by train.

CONTACT:, 01206 755161, #COLU



Of the many signs you are not in the big-time will be the series of photographs around the concourse, showing the highlights of Colchester’s history. They are summarized thusly: that time they won the Cup that only happened four times, the time they beat Bradford Park Avenue in the 1948 FA Cup 4th Round, the time they played Chelsea in the 2006…


It seems to be mainly about Southend United, but they are non-league now. Also mentioned are nearby neighbors Ipswich Town and, for some reason, Wycombe

Women's Team

Colchester Ladies folded in 2013, but the club says they plan to bring them back for the 2023-24


None that we


Everything one hears and reads about Colchester Community Stadium, including from their own fans, is that it’s pretty generic, lacks color, is never even half full and it’s out on the edge of town near an office park. All these things are true. You’ll want to take a taxi out there, as even the buses don’t get particularly close! It’s currently…

Going to a Game at Colchester United

GETTING THERE: If you’re coming from London, you’ll arrive at Colchester North Station, as opposed to Colchester Town in the center. Either way, just take a taxi. It’s almost two miles to the ground. PUBS: There is one at the ground, nothing special, and a nicer option called the Bricklayers Arms near the Colchester North Station. Several others…

Colchester United Tickets

Adults tickets are £18 to £22 and, somewhat interestingly, are available from a digital kiosk in the club shop.

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