Matchday Guide: Cambridge United vs Colchester United

Ahead of Tuesday's EFL Trophy clash with Colchester United, take a read of our Matchday Guide...


The Buzz Catering Main Stand will be open for Tuesday night’s game, which kicks off at 7pm. Ticketing prices are £13 for Adults, £7 for Concessions and just £4 for Under 18s.

Buy your tickets online, over the phone by calling 01223 566500 (option 1) or by visiting the Abbey Stadium Ticket Office.

Stream Live...

if you can't join us at the Abbey, supporters in the UK and abroad can stream the game live on iFollow! A Match Pass costs £10 and can be purchased by clicking here.

Either log-in to your existing iFollow account or create a free account by clicking ‘Register Now’.

Once logged in, follow the process to enter your payment details and on Matchday, simply log-in and visit the fixture's Match Centre page to watch the game live from wherever you are.

Opening Times...

  • Club Shop & Ticket Office: 9:30am
  • Hospitality: 5pm
  • Turnstiles: 6pm
  • Dion Dublin Bar: 6pm
  • Main Stand Fan Zone: 6pm
  • Kids' Zone: Closed

Match Sponsors...

Thanks to Tuesday's Match Sponsor, The Jockey Club at Newmarket Racecourse.

Ball Crew...

On Tuesday we are excited to welcome the Cambridge United U14s as our Ball Crew for the evening!

Abbey Helpers...

If you have any questions or queries on the day of the game, please speak to our Abbey Helpers who are wearing high-viz jacket and will be located around the ground.

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Away Fans...

Cambridge United looks forward to welcoming Colchester's travelling supporters to the Abbey Stadium. Away fans who haven't pre-paid for their ticket can get theirs from the Ticket Office ahead of kick-off.

For Away Fan Information including how to find the ground, catering options and travel information, please click here.

Cashless Venue...

The Abbey Stadium will remain a cashless policy this season, affecting all outlets inside the ground. Cash will still be accepted outside the stadium - in the Shop, Ticket Office and by roaming Programme and 50/50 sellers outside the ground.

Club Shop & Ticket Office…

The Club Shop and Ticket Office is open from 9:30am until kick-off.

In addition to tickets for Tuesday's game, the Ticket Office is selling Match Tickets for the following fixtures:

  • Cheltenham Town vs Cambridge United - Saturday 21 October, 3pm - Sky Bet League One
  • Cambridge United vs Portsmouth - Tuesday 24 October, 7:45pm - Sky Bet League One
  • Cambridge United vs Carlisle United - Saturday 28 October, 3pm - Sky Bet League One
  • Wycombe Wanderers vs Cambridge United - Tuesday 31 October, 7:45pm - Sky Bet League One
  • Peterborough United vs Cambridge United - Saturday 11 November, 12pm - Sky Bet League One

Pop in-store ahead of the game and browse our new Umbro range, including Replica Shirts, Training and Matchday Wear.

Fan Zones and Food/Drink...

The Main Stand Fan Zone is open from 6pm, offering supporters space to get together and enjoy a range of culinary and beverage options before kick-off.

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Take a bite from our refreshed menu or quench your thirst with a beer from our prinicipal partners, BrewBoard,

The Dion Dublin Bar is also open to fans from 6pm on Tuesday - please enter through the doors at the north of the building.

First Time Visits...

If you are bringing an Under 12 to a game for the very first time, please let us know their name/s to receive a free "My First Visit" certificate to help commemorate the special occasion.

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Scoreboard Announcements...

If somebody you know has their big day coming up soon, send an email to with all the relevant details to receive a scoreboard shout-out!

All scoreboard requests must be submitted by 5pm on Monday 16 October.

Please note, due to the large number of requests, birthday announcements will no longer be read out on the PA system.

50/50 tickets...

50/50 tickets can be purchased for £1 from our Programme and 50/50 Kiosks around the ground. A winner will be picked at half-time with the winning number declared across the stadium PA system.


There is no on-site car parking available at the Abbey Stadium and the Cambridge Matchday Park & Ride service is not in operation for midweek evening games.

The Abbey Stadium is home to both bicycle and Voi scooter racks, allowing fans to use alternative, greener modes of transport to the get to the game.

If driving to the ground, supporters are reminded not to park on the drives or grass verges of local residents. Please be considerate if parking on local streets and always follow local guidance and parking laws.

If you require disabled parking, please call the Club on 01223 566500.

Supporter Accessibility...

Supporters with additional needs should visit the new Accessibility Info point by the Newmarket Road End turnstiles for access to the ground and information on the services we have available for disabled supporters.

Cambridge United prides itself on being an inclusive football club and providing the best customer service for its disabled supporters. To contact our DSLO, please email Matt Casey via

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For more information on our provisions for disabled supporters, please click here.

Supporter Behaviour...

To challenge the totally unacceptable presence of football tragedy abuse, for season 2023/24, regulation changes and tough new measures have been introduced which will see people who are found to have committed offences face stadium bans and potential criminal prosecution.

In addition to bans and criminal sanctions, a range of in-stadium, in-classroom and online resources will be rolled out under the ‘Love Football Protect the Game’ banner, to educate adults and children alike about the hurt tragedy chanting causes. Ground regulations have also been updated to incorporate references to tragedy chanting.

The game will also continue its efforts to combat dangerous, illegal and unwelcome behaviour off the pitch, be it in the stands or online. Last season a host of new measures were introduced by authorities which saw enhanced sanctions applied for people identified entering the pitch, using pyros, taking drugs to games, throwing objects or for discriminatory abuse.

For more information, please click here.

Report It...

Safety at the Abbey Stadium remains a key priority on a Matchday and should you witness anti-social or discriminatory behaviour, please speak to a steward, report it via the Club's anonymous reporting textline - 075224 73291 - or through our online Report an Incident page.