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Avoid Queues at Colchester
Avoid Queues at Colchester
Monday, 6th Aug 2012 10:11

Fans planning to go to Town’s final pre-season friendly at Colchester on Wednesday evening are reminded that it’s probably worth buying tickets in advance rather than on the day and using the shuttle buses as opposed to trying to park at the ground (KO 7.45pm).

When the Blues were at the Weston Homes Community Stadium for last year’s friendly, which was abandoned late on with the score 0-0, more than 2,700 Town fans turned up, leading to lengthy delays at the car parks and turnstiles.

Tickets can be bought from Town with full details on the club site here.

Colchester will be running shuttle buses at Wednesday’s game which will be free of charge. Full details here.


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Cr0wman added 10:49 - Aug 6
The shuttle bus works well, pick up point just a couple of minutes from rail station. They run plenty of buses, especially after the game, when I have always been back at the station within 10 minutes. Lets have another good turnout on Wednesday. COYB
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Big_Foot_Blue added 11:36 - Aug 6
Looking at their website which has also been redesigned, by the same compnay that did ours by the looks of it, It is a lot neater and smarter than ours! Why can't they make our homepage more like theirs?

Phil, you say the bus will be free but the Col Utd website says it's £1.50 return? confirm?
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PhilTWTD added 12:05 - Aug 6
Normally there's a charge but their press office told me it's free for Wednesday's game.
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Big_Foot_Blue added 12:32 - Aug 6
Cheers Phil :)
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TractorMatt added 12:47 - Aug 6
Anyone else having problems buying tickets online?
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bluelady added 13:54 - Aug 6
i have to say people complained about the West Ham prices.... i got one adult and three kids for £14, same for this game would be £24.... def too expensive!
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Garv added 15:04 - Aug 6
Thought the kids for free deal was very good actually bluelady.
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Jesney_Havoc added 18:58 - Aug 6
......shop in Chelmsford.
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Talbs77 added 19:33 - Aug 6
What about people who just about have time to leave off work, pick up my boy from nursery and get him home thus not having time to get train and having to drive.

I went last year and it was an absolute joke, club trying to take advantage by charging £10 parking. If you build a new stadium, yards from the A12, with its own sliproad, then provide hardly any parking what was the point.

Sorry not trying to be negative before anyone has a go just makes me angry as really want to go but cant see how I can now.
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footyblue added 20:47 - Aug 6
what a rip off price wise and they wonder why people don't go and watch Colchester
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PhilTWTD added 22:46 - Aug 6
Talbs77

You can drive to the station, park for rather less I think, and get a shuttle bus from there.
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Talbs77 added 20:04 - Aug 7
Cheers phil appreciate it mate
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piscean62 added 12:58 - Aug 8
People who accuse Col Utd when complaining about "building a stadium in the wrong place, with lack of parking, etc" are ill informed and hitting out at the wrong target.

The stadium and the land it stands on, do not belong to Col U and are not theirs to do with what they like. They only rent it from the owners - Colchester Council. Col Utd have no control whatsoever over how much car parking, access, etc are provided. In fact they have ongoing bitter battles with an intransigent Council that is far more interested in keeping the surrounding NIMBY residents happy - who are constantly complaining about traffic and "noise/light pollution" from a football ground they did not want on their door step in the first place.

So, before you hit out at a club stuck with what they have got and pretty powerless to improve the situation, you'd better be grateful that ITFC are in a more fortunate position re. ground ownership and control. Not every club is.

For those who whinge about a £1.50 return shuttle bus fare between Colchester rail station and ground : Remind me how much Ipswich Buses charge for just a single adult fare?!

Oh and Talbs77 - I too would like to attend some (and far more important)evening games but cannot due to work commitments that prevent me from getting there in time. Like many others who value their jobs over their fun. Tough, isn't it.
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