B2net open day attracts 4,000

More than 4,000 people turned up for the Spireites first open day at the B2net Stadium on Sunday.

The event was officially opened by the Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield, Cllr Peter Barr and Mrs Jean Barr, who were also accompanied by the town’s Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayoress, Cllr Donald Parsons and Mrs Parsons.

The open day included many attractions for fans to enjoy, with side shows, music, demonstrations, hands-on activities, competitions, children’s events and refreshments.

All the players were in attendance with long but good humoured queues of fans wanting to get their autographs and photos.

There were also tours of the dressing rooms.

One of the most popular attractions was the chance to get a photo taken with the npower League Two Championship Trophy.

There were also special performances by Shirebrook MW Brass Band.

The realistic demonstrations by Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, especially the car crash in partnership with the other emergency services, gave everyone food for thought about late night drink driving.

Mark Crossley was kept busy at his pre-launch signing session for his new book ‘Big Norm’.

Another popular attraction was the special CFC Heritage Exhibition with a posse of Spireites legends to talk to, with the likes of Tom Fenoughty, Albert Phelan, Chris Marples, Les Hunter, Tony Lormor, Lee Rogers, and others strutting their stuff.

CFC chief executive Carol Wilby said: “We were absolutely delighted that so many people were able to come and enjoy a superb day at the B2net in such lovely sunny weather.

“Over the years the Open Days held by the football club have been very popular with supporters and this year we had so much more room so everyone was able to enjoy all the attractions.”