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Colchester United


Current LeagueEngland » League 2
Current GroundJobServe Community Stadium
Previous GroundsLayer Road
Colchester United Fans500
Average Number of Grounds Visited57.12
Formed1937
Websitewww.cu-fc.co.uk
NicknameThe U's
Facebookcolchesterunitedfc
Twitter@ColU_official
Instagram@colu_official

New stadium effect

Layer Road was home to Colchester for 101 years before it was closed in 2008. The ground was famed for its proximity to the pitch, with fans almost able to touch the players as they ran past.

Perhaps it was the loss of this intimacy or maybe the fact that it was built in the middle of nowhere, but Colchester's new stadium has had very little effect on the club's performances - both on and off the field.

In terms of attendances, Colchester have seen an improvement of just 10% since moving to the Colchester Community Stadium, one of the worst in our list. In real terms, the improvement is just an extra 408 people per game. Part of this may be down to the club's performances on the pitch, with average League position dropping from 53rd to 63rd in the same period.

Old stadium: Layer Road (1907 - 2008, 101 years)
New stadium: JobServe Community Stadium (Opened 2000, £14m)

Old stadium average attendance: 3,723
New stadium average attendance: 4,131
Difference: +408 (+11%)

Old stadium average league position: 53
New stadium average league position: 63
Difference: +10

Average attendance

Layer Road
1998/19994,453
1999/20003,782
2000/20013,555
2001/20023,555
2002/20033,387
2003/20043,536
2004/20053,534
2005/20063,969
2006/20075,466
2007/20085,509
JobServe Community Stadium
2000/20015,084
2001/20025,530
2002/20034,247
2003/20043,865
2004/20053,530
2005/20063,735
2006/20073,886
2007/20084,136
2008/20093,973
2009/20103,321

League position

Layer Road
1998/199962
1999/200062
2000/200161
2001/200261
2002/200356
2003/200455
2004/200559
2005/200646
2006/200730
2007/200844
JobServe Community Stadium
2000/200156
2001/200252
2002/200354
2003/200454
2004/200564
2005/200660
2006/200763
2007/200867
2008/200976
2009/201081

See how Colchester United compare to other teams with our full New Stadium Effect analysis of all the top teams in England and Wales who have moved to a new ground since the 1980s.


Saturday 3pm kick-off stats

How often do Colchester United play at 3pm on a Saturday afternoon?

Overall Saturday 3pm stats

67%
of league matches kick-off at 3pm on a Saturday
(66/98)
65%
of league home matches
(33/51)
70%
of league away matches
(33/47)

Next and last Saturday 3pms

Next Saturday 3pm home match
17th Aug 2024
vs Milton Keynes Dons
24 days away
Last Saturday 3pm home match
88 days ago
27th Apr 2024 vs Crewe Alexandra
Next Saturday 3pm away match
10th Aug 2024
vs AFC Wimbledon
17 days away
Last Saturday 3pm away match
95 days ago
20th Apr 2024 vs Notts County

Kick-off days and times

Saturday 15:00
66/98 - 67%
Tuesday 19:45
18/98 - 18%
Monday 15:00
4/98 - 4%
Friday 19:45
3/98 - 3%
Friday 15:00
2/98 - 2%
Sunday 15:00
1/98 - 1%
Thursday 19:45
1/98 - 1%
Monday 12:30
1/98 - 1%
Tuesday 15:00
1/98 - 1%
Saturday 12:30
1/98 - 1%

Fixture data gathered from multiple sources. Based on all matches played since the start of the 2022/2023 season.
See how Colchester United compare to other teams with our full Saturday 3pm analysis of all the top teams in England and Scotland.


Upcoming Colchester United fixtures

Sat 14th September 2024   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at Globe Arena
Sat 28th September 2024   12:30   Sky Bet League Two at The Bescot
Tue 1st October 2024   19:45   Sky Bet League Two at Vale Park
Sat 9th November 2024   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at Holker Street
Sat 23rd November 2024   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at Blundell Park
Sat 7th December 2024   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at Meadow Lane
Sat 26th April 2025   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at Moor Lane

Fixture data compiled from multiple sources, please check before travelling.


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