The new corporate membership packages for the new community stadium for the 2008/9 season were launched at a reception last night at Colchester United Football Club at Layer Road.

For the first time in the history of Colchester United history, the club is able to offer first class hospitality all the year round. A total of 24 boxes, with package prices ranging from 14,500 were presented for the coming season and a sensational thirteen were sold on the night.

But the very first to sign and to secure Box 11 was Guy Longhurst of Ellisons Solicitors:
“Ellisons and Colchester United enjoy a very special relationship. As the Club’s solicitors we have been actively involved in the Cuckoo Farm project for many years and are delighted that the club and the town will soon have a wonderful new stadium. We are proud of the Firm’s long association with the club and felt it was right to demonstrate our confidence in the club and its future at the new stadium by being the first to sign up for an executive suite.”
Jason Berry, Sales and Marketing Manager at Colchester United FC was delighted with the success of the launch: “What a fantastic start to the marketing campaign. Naturally, it is very pleasing to have so many sold on the first day of release but more importantly we are delighted to see so many members of the Colchester business community happy to step up and show their support for what we aim to achieve at the new stadium. Special thanks go to Ellisons for being first and setting the sales process rolling.”
Other local organisations to sign up for an executive suite last night include: Saxons Estate Agents and Jobserve amongst others.