Chesterfield: Club Profile
Up we went with Chesterfield from League Two in 2011; our adventure there cut short a lot sooner before theirs was, however. In fact, it wasn’t until a dismal 2016-7 campaign that it was back to League Two for The Spireites. The 2017-8 season was even worse; a second straight relegation sending Chesterfield out of the League for the first time since 1921.
- The Proact Stadium
1866 Sheffield Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 8NZ
- 01246 209765
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Chesterfield Ground Information
Away Fans’ Stand
Harold Lilleker & Sons (North) Stand
Facilities for Disabled Fans
In the away stand, there’s a raised platform for wheelchair users and accessible toilets are available too. Carers are admitted free of charge where eligible, which is also the case for carers of ambulant disabled fans. For the latter, your seat will be noted when you buy your tickets in line with the emergency evacuation procedure.
For those with a hearing impairment, there’s an Induction Loop inside the stadium. And if you have a visual impairment, you can make use of an audio commentary service. There are 50 headsets available for this, which you must arrange in advance. Please not that a £50 refundable deposit is needed to secure a headset.
If arriving by car, there are four Blue Badge spaces for away fans outside the North Stand – but more spaces are also available in the away coach park. All spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis and cost £7. To request a space or for any more questions, please contact Karen Wood on 01246 269300 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re stuck for a pint outside the ground, you’ll be able to get one inside from the bar on the concourse.
Chesterfield Travel Information – Distance: 140 miles
From Stevenage, the process involves a trip straight up the M1 with little deviation. After a 100-odd-mile journey northbound on the M1, exit at Junction 29 for the Chesterfield-bound A617. At the end of the dual carriageway, turn right onto the northbound A61 for Sheffield. The stadium will be located on the right after taking a left at the first roundabout.
The club car park is for permit holders only, while Tesco is patrolled on a regular basis. So your safest option for parking your motor will be to find a space on local side streets where available. There’s a list of roads to avoid here.
Services to: GRANTHAM (for STEVENAGE, LONDON KINGS CROSS)
The walk from the railway station isn’t a particularly short one. Leave the station towards the town centre on Crow Lane, before turning right onto Malkin Lane. At the roundabout, head straight onto the B6543 Brewery Street over the A61 and follow it around to the left.
Turn right onto Holywell Street and continue along the right hand side of the road in a straight-ish direction for Newbold Rd (B6057). Head onto Sheffield Road (B6057) for the longest stretch of the journey; passing the Panthers Rugby Club on the left.
As you approach the roundabout outside Gordon Lamb Toyota, the ground may well be visible but head straight ahead onto Sheffield Road if not.