Travel guide: Colchester United (Saturday, December 9, 3pm)

Exeter City travel to Colchester United on Saturday, December 9, looking to pick up their fifth away win in League Two this season.

The Grecians one point and one place outside the automatic promotion places, while Colchester United sit 11th having only lost once in their last seven league matches. 


The Weston Homes Community Stadium is the home to Colchester United and has been since just August 2008. It was formerly known as the Colchester Community Stadium but had a change of name due to sponsorship reasons. Construction of the stadium began in July 2007 and was completed in August 2008. Overall, the cost of the construction came to £14m. It has a capacity of 10,105 and is an all-seated ground.


Grecian Travel will depart from Unit 1 Nightclub at 7.15am on Saturday, December 9. Tickets are prices at £34. 

Other pick-up points include: Honiton Park & Ride (by Miller & Carter), Cullompton Services (junction 28), Tiverton (junction 27), Taunton (junction 25). Any other pick-ups en-route by prior arrangement. For more information or to book please contact Chris Woolcott on 01392 250250 or John Bishop on 07904036334 or by email at: (After 6pm).

Alternatively, drop into reception at St James Park to book.


To get to the Weston Homes Community Stadium, follow the M5, M4 and M25 to Brentwood. Take exit 28 from the M25. Merge onto the A12 and exit at junction 28. At the roundabout, take the third exit. At the next roundabout, take the first exit. At the third roundabout, take the third exit and then continue onto United Way. The stadium will be on your right. 


The train journey from Exeter St Davids to Colchester station should take approximately four hours and 20 minutes and requires two changes. You should take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington and then the tube from London Paddington to Liverpool Street. From there, you can catch a train to Colchester station. You will need to catch the 8.49am train from Exeter St David’s on Saturday, December 9, to get you into Colchester for 1.15pm. Once you have arrived at Colchester station, there is a lengthy 1.8-mile walk to the ground.


The club’s car park holds 700 cars and costs £6 to £10, depending on how close to the exit you are parked. You should pre-book your parking space on the club website.

There is also an overflow car park at the nearby industrial estate. This cost £8 and is a 10 to 15-minute walk away. There is also a new Colchester park & ride that costs £3 to park there and closes at 7.30pm.


Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online by clicking on the following link.

Ticket prices are as follows:

Adults: £17.50 (saver), £19 (advance), £21 (matchday)

Concessions: £12.50 (saver), £14 (advance), £16 (matchday)

18-21: £12.50 (saver), £15 (advance), £17 (matchday)

Under-18s: £9.50 (saver), £11 (advance), £13 (matchday)

Under-14s: £4 (saver), £4.50 (advance), £5 (matchday)

Under-11s: Free-of-charge

Addition under-11s: £1 (saver), £1.50 (advance), £2 (matchday)

*Under-11s are FOC on a one (adult/senior) to four basis. After this the additional under-11 cost applies.

  • Saver period: 9am November 20 to midnight Sunday, December 3
  • Advance: 9am Monday, December 4 to Friday, December 8 at 3pm

Ambulant disabled pay the age-related ticket price and the carer goes free.


There is a bar located at the Weston Homes stand where you can buy drinks and take them outside the ground too. They serve drinks such as lager, bitter, wine, plus whisky and brandy (all at £3.80). The closest pub to the ground is the Dog and Pheasant on Nayland Road and the ground is on the very outskirts of Colchester. However, this is still three-quarters of a mile away. They serve a range of drinks as well as hot meals. 


The distance between St James Park and the Weston Homes Community Stadium is 247 miles, taking four hours and 30 minutes to drive.