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ON THE ROAD | Heading to County's penultimate Sky Bet League Two match against Chesterfield F.C?

1 May 2018

Our penultimate match of the season is a trip up north to Chesterfield F.C and the Proact Stadium, a ground where many fans may well have been before – or at least got pretty far before the game got postponed because of a waterlogged pitch back in March.

The Proact Stadium in Chesterfield holds 10,504 and was built back in 2010. Chesterfield own the ground and paid around £13,000,000 to build it eight years ago.

The Spireites played League One football last season and it is clear that is the level of football the ground was built for with it's modern look and capacity, even though the Derbyshire club have now endured back to back relegations and will be playing National League level football next season.

The nosiest home fans situate themselves in the ‘Karen Child’ South Stand, named after the Lottery winning Chesterfield fan who part-funded the building of this end of the ground.

The North ‘Rubicon Print’ stand is where the Exiles will be situated for this clash at the Proact Stadium. Up to 2,088 fans can be accomadated for, with it being located opposite the noisiest home supporters meaning a great atmosphere can be created on any Matchday.

Either side of these stands are the main Van Yard Stand which can house the most supporters at 3,114 and opposite that is the Spencers Solicitors stand which can house just slightly less supporters. 

After seven months in charge, Manager Jack Lester left the Derbyshire Club after defeat to Forest Green Rovers which meant the club were almost definitely going to be relegated.

After Morecambe's draw with Cambridge on the Tuesday after Chesterfield's crushing 4-1 loss to struggling Forest Green, Chesterfield's second successive relegation in as many seasons was confirmed.

Ian Evatt is currently in Caretaker charge of the club, his first managerial position in any capacity, with the decision yet to be made as to whether the 36-year old will retire at the end of the season or try his hand at full-time management.

While Chesterfield may well come straight back in to the League next season, escaping what is a huge, challenging division can also go so very wrong as club's like Torquay United and York City know all too well.

Michael Flynn's Exiles will want to take full advantage of the situation up at Chesterfield and pick up what could be a vital three points in a bid to achieve a record points tally since the Exiles returned to the EFL.

 

Directions

Leave the M1 at Junction 29 and take the A617 towards Chesterfield. At the end of the dual carriageway at the edge of the town centre, turn right onto the A61 towards Sheffield.

At the first roundabout turn left and the stadium is down on the right. For the main entrance turn right into Sheffield Road and then right again into the Club car park.

However, the club car park is for permit holders only. There is nearby street parking available on side roads off the Sheffield road, if you arrive early enough.

Don't think about parking in the nearby Tesco store, as the car park is patrolled on Matchday’s and you may end up having your car towed away!

Stadium Postcode - S41 8NZ

 

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