COLCHESTER United supporters will get the chance to keep close tabs on the progress of the club's talented youngsters after the U's announced that they will stream their academy games online.

The U's will tomorrow release an upgrade to their ticketing website at, giving account holders the chance to log in and view the club's under-23 and under-18 games.

They will be shown via the U's own streaming service, which will be accessible via the Dashboard.

All users will be given access to Colchester's under-23 and under-18 games, at their Florence Park training ground.

In addition, users who are season-ticket holders or have lodged at least £50 on a Privilege Card this season will also have access to under-23 games played at the JobServe Community Stadium.

Colchester are offering the streaming service following their decision to limit training ground parking to staff and permit-holders only for academy games.

Speaking to the U's website, chairman Robbie Cowling said: "The footage streamed is what we capture to analyse games so please don’t expect a Sky Sports like experience.

"We believe streaming events will be a great addition for fans but please bear in mind that we have released the product early due to the reasons described above.

"If you would like to see what this footage is like then from Wednesday onwards please log in to your online account at or create an account if you haven’t already done so and you will see some of the recorded footage we have captured recently."

Colchester's under-23 Professional Development League Two against Charlton Athletic at the JobServe Community Stadium will be streamed on Monday December 16, starting at 6.55pm.

Meanwhile, Colchester chairman Cowing has announced that there will no longer be public access to the car park at Florence Park.

The U's have made the decision due to the size of the car park and the number of vehicles they have to accommodate on a matchday, prompting the club to offer the alternative of watching the academy games online.

Cowling said: "Recent fixtures have resulted in complete chaos, with cars being parked on areas of the training ground that are not intended for parking and that action has basically ruined those areas.

"Spectators are still welcome to attend the games live but for all future fixtures, access to the car park will only be provided to the staff who work at Florence Park and to those who have been provided with a parking permit for that fixture."