AWAY GROUND REVIEW: Colchester United
Home Fans - Colchester fans seemed pretty bored and subdued on our visit until the full time whistle when they won. I felt as if the fans hated their modern stadium and probably would have rather been back at Layer Road where some noise could be generated.
Parking - There is a massive car park but it looks as if it was built on a flood plain. It was flooded horrifically so we spent the whole evening with soaked feet in the cold weather which was far from ideal. Getting out of the ground was a nightmare but I`d imagine it would be easier now there is a junction out of the ground onto the Dual Carriageway.
Stewarding - The stewards were friendly enough telling you where to go to sit. No issues.
Food - Standard steamed hot dog. Filled a hole that`s about it.
Away Fans Pub - On our visit a few years ago, there was no pub for away fans. The away end does serve beer but if you fancy a few bevvies before the match, your better off drinking in the Town Centre.
Overall - It`s worth the trip to tick off your list for away grounds but I`d hate to go here for every home game. It`s a modern stadium but lacks any sort of distinctive features apart from a car park that floods horrifically. I wouldn`t go back unless it was an important match that`s for sure. Bland, Boring stadium.