Built a cost of £13 million, the 10,400 capacity all-seater Proact Stadium has hosted Reds once before when we lost 3-0 whilst we were under the management of Dean Saunders in February 2015 in our League One days.
Away fans are usually situated in the Rubicon Print Stand at the north end of the stadium, where up to 2,112 supporters can be housed, but for this game we have been allocated a section of the East Stand. But with all stands being fairly close to the pitch, it gives travelling fans a perfect view of the action.
FOOD AND DRINK
The concourse at Chesterfield is one of the better in League Two, with Sky Sports and live in-game commentary provided. The food options at the ground are plentiful with the locally produced Jackson Pies at the top of many supporters lists, as well as the classic cheeseburgers and hotdogs on offer too.
Beverage time? Reds fans are in luck when travelling to Chesterfield as just opposite the stadium is the Spireite Pub. This establishment has been recently refurbished and if you’re a real ale drinker then this place is the one for you, with up to six ales on tap.
Stonegravels pub and the Donkey Derby Pub are both home only pubs so stay clear of them.
If you’re on route to the stadium and fancy a food stop, then a five-minute walk past the Spireite is a Chinese, as well as a fish & chip shop, used frequently by both sets of fans.
LET THE TRAIN TAKE THE STRAIN
Rail travel to Chesterfield is fairly straightforward. You go from Three Bridges to St Pancras, then pick up the East Midlands service from there, with no other changes.
Handy trains from Three Bridges are 0935 (1243 arrival in Chesterfield), 1005 (1327) and 1035 (1343) and return trains include the 1741 (arrive Three Bridges 2107), 1801 (2141) and 1841 (2211). Please note the 1841 service includes a change at Leicester. At the moment you can book a day return on any of these services for £75.
The station is a 25-30 minute-walk from the stadium. Your best bet would be to take the five minute-walk into the town centre and get a bus from Cavendish Street which takes 5-15 minutes depending on traffic.
OFFICIAL COACH TRAVEL
GH Coaches leave the Checkatrade Stadium at 8am with a buffet stop at the Cross Keys pub in Donnington on the way. Fare is £20 for all.