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16 August 2022

The Bantams will be looking to carry the momentum from back-to-back victories this evening, as they travel to the JobServe Community Stadium to face Colchester United (7.45pm).

We have compiled a handy Away Day Guide – packed full of useful information ahead of the contest.


JobServe Community Stadium

United Way





The JobServe Community Stadium has a capacity of 10,105 and has been home to Colchester United since opening in 2008.

The £14million project broke ground in July 2007, replacing the U's' previous home, Layer Road.

The stadium welcomes over 300,000 visitors a year and has previously hosted England youth and women internationals.


Tickets will be available to purchase from the JobServe Community Stadium tonight, with close to 400 Bantams already set to make the trip. 

Tickets purchased from Bradford City AFC but not yet collected will also be available to pick up on matchday. 

PLEASE NOTE: Supporters who purchase a ticket from Colchester United on matchday WILL NOT receive any loyalty points.

Admission prices are as follows: 

Adult: £22.50


Under-18: £13.75

For full details, please CLICK HERE


iFollow video match passes are available ahead of the clash, for those unable to make it to Essex on the day. 

On sale for just £10, the pass will enable supporters in the UK to tune in for all the pre-match build-up from 7.00pm, before enjoying all the action alongside live commentary provided by BBC Radio Leeds' Louis Reynolds and former City skipper Gary Jones. 

For full details, and to purchase your pass, please CLICK HERE


Car parking at the JobServe Community Stadium is available to book in advance - from £6. 

Four different options, in different sections of the stadium, are available - including an 'fast exit' area. 

This can be booked, subject to availability, directly through Colchester United by visiting, having created a ticketing account. 


By car

The stadium is located on the north of the town, near to Colchester Business Park. It is easily accessible from the town via the Northern Approach Road and via Urbis Romanae. To access the stadium, you can also make use of the A12 Junction 28.


The stadium is adjacent to the main A12 trunk road that serves East Anglia.


To access the stadium from the north, turn off at Junction 28, turning left at the first roundabout. Turn right into United Way from the second roundabout. You are now at the stadium.


To access the stadium from the south, turn off at Junction 28, turning right at the first roundabout. Go across the bridge and then go straight over the second roundabout, before turning right into United Way from the third roundabout.


Alternatively, you can come off the A12 at the next junction and take a left onto the A1232. When at the top of this road, bear right back over the A12 towards the traffic lights with the BMW Garage on your left.

Go straight over and up Ipswich Road. At the next set of traffic lights, turn right onto Severalls Lane (signposted just previously for Colchester Cattle Market). Follow this road to its conclusion, where you will pick up signs for the stadium.

Please note that travel restrictions apply around the stadium on matchday.

By train

The closest train station for the JobServe Community Stadium is the Colchester North station, which is on the mainline from London or Norwich.

The station is 2.6 miles from the stadium and can be reached by the Park & Ride buses and the No.2 bus. 

By bus

In addition to the above routes, FirstBus services 61 and 65, as well as Arriva buses 2 and 8 both travel to the stadium. 

You will be able to find relevant the bus timetable by CLICKING HERE


The JobServe Community Stadium is now cashless. Payments can be made by card or Apple Pay/Google Pay.

To drink:

The nearest pub to the JobServe Community Stadium is the Dog and Pheasant, around three quarters of a mile away from the ground. 

Alcohol is also available inside the stadium up until the end of half-time. 

To eat:

Near the aforementioned Dog and Pheasant is Myland Fisheries, on Nayland Road. 

In addition to this traditional fish and chip shop, food such as burgers, hot dogs and pies are served inside the JobServe Community Stadium from kiosks in the concourse. 


Temperatures on Tuesday will see highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C, on what is set to be another humid night with a 40% chance of rain.

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