West Ham United are pleased to confirm tickets for a pre-season match at npower League One side Colchester United are on sale now.

The Hammers will take on the U's at the Weston Homes Community Stadium on Tuesday 16 July - one of a host of exciting fixtures Sam Allardyce has already organised for his players as preparation for the 2013/14 Barclays Premier League campaign.

West Ham have been allocated 1,700 standard tickets for the fixture, which is expected to attract a bumper crowd to the home of the Essex club. Prices have been set at £15 for Adults, £12 for 18-21 year olds, £10 for members of the Armed Forces, Over-65s and Under-18s, £4 for Under-14s and just £2 for Under-8s.

Disabled tickets are also available, including a complimentary seat for a carer. For full prices, click here.

West Ham visited the same stadium last summer, when Nicky Maynard and Mark Noble hit the target as the Hammers came from behind to win 2-1. Former West Ham striker Freddie Sears featured that afternoon for the hosts and could do so again this July. Managed by former U's defender Joe Dunne, Colchester narrowly avoided relegation from League One in 2012/13, staying up on the final day of the season.

The Hammers had already confirmed a number of exciting pre-season fixtures ahead of their second campaign back in the Barclays Premier League. Big Sam's squad open by travelling to the Republic of Ireland for a meeting with League of Ireland Premier Division club Cork City on Sunday 7 July. To book your seat at Turners Cross, click here.

After domestic visits to Conference South outfit Boreham Wood and Championship new boys AFC Bournemouth, West Ham will travel to the far north of Germany to take on Bundesliga giants Hamburger SV in Flensburg just a few kilometres south of the Danish border.

More pre-season fixtures, including a home game against prestigious opposition, will be confirmed in due course.

2013 Pre-season fixtures

Sunday 7 July v Cork City, Turners Cross Stadium, Cork City, Republic of Ireland, 6pm
Wednesday 10 July v Boreham Wood, Meadow Park, Borehamwood. 7.30pm
Saturday 13 July v AFC Bournemouth, Goldsands Stadium, Bournemouth, 3pm
Tuesday 16 July v Colchester United, Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester, 7.45pm
Tuesday 23 July v Hamburger SV, Flensburg, Germany (further details to follow), 6.45pm
(*all kick-offs stated are local times)

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