New name for Chesterfield FC’s ground

Chesterfield FC's stadium
Chesterfield FC's stadium

Chesterfield FC’s ground could have a new name when the Spireites begin their League Two campaign in August.

For B2net - the Dunston-based firm which has sponsored the stadium since it opened two years ago - has been acquired by Sweden-based Proact, Europe’s largest independent data storage company.

The B2net signs came down at the company’s Dunston premises earlier this year and it is likely that the Whittington Moor arena could follow suit shortly.

But it has not been decided what ground’s new name will be, although the Proact Stadium must be among the favourites.

The B2net Stadium was in the national spotlight last weekend when more than 15,000 glam rock fans flocked to the ground to watch Elton John perform.

Jason Clark, who was boss of B2net and is now chief executive officer of Proact in the UK, said that the B2net company no longer exists and he confirmed that ‘discussions over naming rights’ were being held with Chesterfield FC.

“I am not sure what the ground will be called,’’ said Clark, who also owns Northern Premier League club Worksop Town FC.