SIX of this season’s Suffolk FA County Cup Finals will be held at Colchester United FC.
With significant building work taking place at Portman Road as soon as the 2021-22 season ends, Ipswich Town FC are unable to accommodate this year’s county cup finals.
Suffolk FA have previously successfully staged county cup finals at the JobServe Community Stadium – seven finals were held there in the 2016-17 season and a further two the following season.
Suffolk FA Chief Executive Richard Neal said: “With Ipswich Town unable to host, and although we’ve enjoyed hosting finals at local grounds over the last two seasons, we’re very pleased to be able to stage County Cup finals in a league stadium again by visiting our near-neighbours.
“When hosting finals at the JobServe Stadium previously, the team at Colchester United have really made the occasion feel special for all players, team officials, club officials, referees and spectators involved.
“Admission to the finals will be via pre-paid ticket only, with further information to be announced in due course.
“Good luck to those teams contesting semi-finals over the coming weeks; we look forward to welcoming the finalists to the JobServe Stadium.”
The schedule for the finals to be held at Colchester United FC is as follows:
Thursday, April 21st 2022 – Turners Hyundai Premier Cup, kick-off 7.30pm
Thursday, May 5th 2022 – Suffolk Boys’ U18s Midweek Cup, kick-off 7.30pm
Friday, May 6th 2022 – Suffolk Women’s Cup, kick-off 7.30pm
Saturday, May 7th 2022 – McDonald’s Suffolk Primary Cup, kick-off 12 noon
Saturday, May 7th 2022 – Parkers Pitches Suffolk Junior Cup, kick-off 5pm
Friday, May 13th 2022 – CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup, kick-off 7.30pm
The Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup Final will be held at a National League System ground in Suffolk while the four adult men’s Sunday county cup competitions – the Suffolk Sunday Cup, Veo Suffolk Sunday Shield, Suffolk Sunday Trophy and Best Badges Suffolk Veterans’ Cup – will form ‘Super Sunday’ with all four finals taking place at the same venue on the same day.
Details of these finals will be announced in due course.
Bacton United 89 (left) and Oulton Broad (right) are pictured above walking out before the Suffolk Junior Cup Final held at Colchester United FC in the 2016-17 season.