The Proact Stadium Like?
Main Stand External View (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Spencers Solcitors Community Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
Looking Towards The Karen Child Stand (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
Rubicon Print Stand (photo)
A Closer Look At The Karen Child Stand (photo)
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Other Places Of Interest
Proact Stadium Location Map
|What's The Proact Stadium Like?|
Built at a cost of £13
million, Chesterfield’s new 10,400 capacity all
seater stadium is located around one and a half
miles north of the town centre. On one side is the
HTM Products Main Stand. This stand has a capacity
of 2,902 seats on a single tier, with a glass
fronted executive lounge at the rear. The players
emerge from the tunnel at the centre of the stand,
whilst the centre seating of the stand is taken up
by the Directors Box, Sponsors and Legends seating
areas, with the press seating situated towards the
North end wing section. The stand has a graceful
curved roof with white steelwork and a glazed
windshield at the north end, with a ground floor and
top level viewing area for disabled supporters and
their helpers in the South wing section. At one side
of the stand, towards the Karen Child Kop is an
unusual looking stadium control tower which extends
beyond the touchline.
Special thanks to Owen Pavey for providing the information and photos for this page.
|Main Stand External View|
|What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?|
Away supporters are
normally housed in the Rubicon Print Stand at the
North end of the stadium, where up to 2,112
supporters can be seated. If demand requires it then
additional seating can also be made available in the
Spencers Solicitors Community
Stand. Conversely if your team has a small following
then only part of the East Stand is allocated and
not the North end.
Please note that cash is not accepted at the turnstiles, entrance is by ticket only. Away fans can purchase their tickets from the small portakabin located outside the Rubicon Print (North) Stand.
|Where To Drink?|
the away end of the ground, along
Sheffield Road (a five minute walk, passing a
Chinese/Fish & Chip shop on the way) is the
Derby Tup. This pub is featured in the CAMRA Good
Beer Guide and normally has ten ales
available. Although the pub does not sell food,
the landlord allows customers to bring in food
from outside. Further
on up Sheffield Road on the right is the tiny
Beer Parlour shop, which is primarily a real
ale and cider off licence, but also allows
ales to be bought and consumed inside. A little further on, on the
same side of the road is the handily located
North Sea Fish and Chip shop. Whilst up on the
left is the Red Lion pub, which is serves
beers from the Old Mill Brewery and shows Sky
Whilst in the
centre of town is the Rutland Arms, which is
listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. As Sarah
Greenan explains; 'A pub I would recommend for
away supporters is the Rutland Arms on Stephenson
Place in Chesterfield. If you arrive by train and
walk towards the town centre it's just upon on
your left - the pub is next to the huge church
with the Crooked Spire - you can't miss it! The
Rutland is a very old pub and in recent years has
operated as a traditional ale house with a huge
range of well-kept real ales and good food as
well. It welcomes home and away supporters and is
a pleasure to visit. In warm weather customers
spill out into the adjcent churchyard'. On St
Marys Gate is a Wetherspoons outlet called the Spa
If walking up to
the stadium from Chesterfield Railway Station and
you like good ale, then you may wish to make a small
detour to the Chesterfield Arms. The pub which is
situated on Newbold Road, is listed in the CAMRA
Good Beer Guide and has normally ten ales and six
|How To Get There By Car & Where To Park|
the M1 at Junction 29 and take the A617 towards
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 matchdays and you may end up having
your car towed away.
Map showing the location of the Proact Stadium (at the bottom of this page).
Since this photo was taken an
electric scoreboard has been installed on the roof.
station is walkable from the stadium, although
it will take you between 20 and 30
directions from the railway station:
The Club are also have a shuttle bus which operates on matchdays (every 10 minutes 13.30 - 14.40 Saturdays and 18.20 - 19.30 weekdays). It departs from Rose Hill by the Town Hall. The bus is also in operation after the game (last bus on Saturdays is 17.45, weekdays 22.25). The fare is £1 each way.
HTM Products Main Stand (Centre): Adults £22, Over 65's/Under 18's, £17, Under 14's £10
HTM Products Main Stand (Wings): Adults £20, Over 65's/Under 18's, £15, Under 14's £9
Spencers Solicitors Community Stand (Centre): Adults £21, Over 65's/Under 18's £16, Under 14's £9
Spencers Solicitors Community Stand (Family area):
Adults £20, Over 65's/Under 18's £15, Under 14's £7, Under 7's £2
Karen Child Stand: Adults £18, Over 65's/Under 18's £12, Under 14's £8
Rubicon Print Stand: Adults £18, Over 65's/Under 18's £12, Under 14's £8
|Official Programme £3.|
|Mansfield Town, Sheffield Wednesday & Sheffield United.|
|For details of disabled facilities and club contact at the ground please visit the relevant page on the Level Playing Field website.|
|Chesterfield FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).|
|Record & Average Attendance|
the B2net Stadium:
10,089 v Rotherham United,
League Two, March 18th, 2011.
30,986 v Newcastle United,
Division Two, April 7th, 1949.
2012-2013: 5,431 (League Two)
2011-2012: 6,530 (League One)
2011-2012: 6,530 (League One)
|Fans Reviews Of The Proact Stadium|
& Stephen Spooner (Southend United)
|Chesterfield is famous amongst
other things for its St Mary and All Saints church
with has a large crooked spire, which dominates the
town centre sky line. It is near the town centre of
town and clearly visible. Tours of the church are
available,with excellent views of the town centre and
surrounding countryside from the base of the spire.
Chesterfield town centre can be reached in around 20
minutes by foot.
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