Fans to try out their new seats

Chesterfield FC fans will be able to try out their new seats at the b2net stadium when they collect their season tickets.

Wednesday, July 14, between noon and 7pm and Saturday, July 17, from 10am-2pm, have been assigned for season ticket holders to visit the new all-seater ground to not only collect their new season tickets, but to also try out their seats for the first time.

Fans who were unsure which part of the stadium they wished to sit in, and delayed purchasing a season ticket, will now be able to visit the b2net stadium on Sunday, July 18, between 10am and 2pm, to take a look before purchasing a season ticket.

Collection of season tickets direct from the new ground also provides a useful familiarisation event for both fans and stewards, which is part of the process for gaining a General Safety Certificate issued under the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975.

In recognition that the safety management arrangements require testing it is likely that the stadium capacity of 10,293 will need to be restricted to 85 per cent for the first two friendly games against Derby County on Saturday, July 24, and Barnsley on Saturday July, 31.

Meanwhile, Chesterfield FC's backroom staff are preparing themselves for an imminent move from Saltergate to Whittington Moor. The hand-over date is on Monday and it is planned to move office staff to Sheffield Road as soon as possible.

And the players are poised to begin their build-up for the new League Two season which kicks off on Saturday, August 7, when Chesterfield play their first competitive match at the new 13m ground against Barnet.

Manager John Sheridan's men will be in tomorrow before their pre-season prepaprations begin in earnest on Monday.