Chesterfield – B2net Stadium

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b2net stadiumFrom the 2010-11 season, Chesterfield FC took up residency at their new 10,500 capacity, all-seater B2net Stadium in Whittington Moor, on the site of the former Dema Glassworks. Designed by architects Ward McHugh Associates of Sheffield, the £13 million stadium will replace the Saltergate Recreation Ground, which had been Chesterfield’s home ground since 1884.

The B2net stadium comprises 4 stands. The Main Stand at the western side of the ground is sponsored by HTM Products (Derbyshire) Ltd. and will be known as the HTM Stand. This stand includes conference / banqueting rooms, one of which bears the name, “Leengate” Legends Lounge. The club have secured a lucrative, 5-year deal with Leengate Valves for sponsorship of the Legends lounge at the B2net, together with continued first team sponsorship.

National Lottery winner, Karen Child, who has sponsored the Spireites Kop at Saltergate for the last two seasons, has now signed a long-term deal to sponsor the South Stand for home supporters at the B2net Stadium, to be known as the “Karen Child” Stand. According to the Chesterfield FC website, she said, “I have thoroughly enjoyed my period of sponsorship at Saltergate so had no hesitation in wanting to continue the connection with my local football club at the new B2net Stadium.”

The East “Community” Stand, sponsored by Midlands Co-operative, includes a multi-purpose sports room, injury clinic, gymnasium, rehabilitation wave pool, classroom resource centre for local education, a soft play area and a cafeteria. The official opening fixture was a friendly against local rivals Derby County on 24th July 2010.

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How to get to the B2net Stadium

By Road
b2 net stadium directionsThe B2net Stadium is located in Sheffield Road, Whittington Moor, Chesterfield S41 9BN. This is just off the main A61 Chesterfield-Sheffield road, next to Tesco Extra.

Away fans driving from both North and South should follow the M1 motorway as far as junction 29, following the A617 to Chesterfield for about 4 miles. Take the 4th exit at the roundabout, picking up the A61, signed for Sheffield. Take the 1st exit at the next roundabout onto Lockoford Lane. Take the 3rd exit (B6057) at the subsequent mini roundabout and the B2net stadium is immediately after Tesco Extra, on the right hand side.

Drivers arriving from the East should follow the A617 as far as its junction with the M1 motorway. Take the 3rd exit, picking up the A617 towards Chesterfield. Directions are then as for North and South. Away supporters driving from the West should follow the A619 into Chesterfield, passing the Ravenside Retail Park. Take the 2nd exit at the roundabout and take the first left, joining the A61 towards Sheffield. Directions are, again, as for North and South.


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By Rail
chesterfield railway stationChesterfield is the nearest railway station. The location of the new B2net Stadium, only about a mile from the town centre, means that it is within comfortable walking distance. Click here to check the current train timetables


By Air
The nearest and most convenient airports are East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, Doncaster Robin Hood and Manchester, all within 2 hours travel time by road. There are regular rail links from East Midlands Parkway to Chesterfield, either direct or via Derby. Click here to check the current flight times

Taxis
There are several taxi companies in Chesterfield that can take you to and from the B2net Stadium. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.
Calling all Chesterfield Taxi Companies – Why not advertise your company here?.


Where to Park?

b2net stadium parkingThere are ample free parking spaces available at the B2net Stadium.


Away Friendly Pubs near the B2net Stadium

rutland arms chesterfieldSeveral visiting fans have recommended the Rutland Arms (nor renamed as simply “The Rutland” in Stephenson Place in the centre of the town. Listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide, this pub is ideal for rail travellers. Away supporters arriving by train simply need to head towards the town centre and the Rutland Arms is next to the large church with the crooked spire. The Rutland, a very old pub, has been operated as a traditional alehouse with a vast range of well-kept real ales.

The pub is also renowned for serving excellent food. Both home and away fans can be assured of a friendly welcome. Apparently, in good weather, punters have been known to spill over into the nearby churchyard.


Hotels near the B2net Stadium

ibis chesterfieldThe Ibis Chesterfield, Lordsmill Street, Chesterfield, S41 7RW is centrally located, about 500 yards from Chesterfield railway and ideal for the B2net Stadium. The hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, a bar / restaurant, free on-site parking, with facilities for disabled guests. Its clean, comfortable, en suite rooms offer excellent value for money.

days inn sheffieldA little further afield, the 2-Star Days Inn Sheffield, Welcome Break Service Area J30, Sheffield S26 7XR, offers complimentary guest parking and well-appointed rooms at a budget price. Guest rooms are equipped with satellite TV and tea / coffee making facilities. Reviews have been excellent, particularly noting cleanliness and friendly, helpful staff.

13 thoughts on “Chesterfield – B2net Stadium”

  1. The B2net Stadium is worth a visit as the way it’s been built helps the noise inside it. Dead easy to get as it’s signposted off the A617 as you head into town. There is street parking nearby the ground; but do not park in Tesco’s (opposite) or else your car will be towed away for around £100!! There are people monitering the car park during matchdays. The re are pubs nearby & a good fish & chip shop next nearby.

  2. Good new Ground, the home fans were pretty vociferous and it was a great day out. The ground is easier to access than the old Saltergate ground. We went for a couple of pre-match pints at the nearby Dronfield Arms, which has recently been refurbished. Firstly, I should point out that it is a 7 minute drive to the ground, rather than a walk, but it was well worth the effort. It offers 6 cask ales from only £2 per pint, unheard of in Colchester! The food was also excellent and very reasonably priced. The landlord was really friendly too, and I would recommend the Dronfield Arms to any fan travelling to Chesterfield. See http://www.dronfield-arms.co.uk.

  3. [email protected] says:

    Didn’t see one sign post for the ground!
    No free parking! We were directed to a private car park ‘next door’ cost a fiver!
    Don’t go in the KFC if you’re stuck for time, slowest service ever!! Also the bar in the away section at half-time!
    Stewards were friendly enough though, we were a bit puzzled at being asked if we were supporters at the car park entrance though?

    1. As your coming down sheffield road there is a abondoned building on your right, if you go in there you can park for free, the parking at the ground is for season ticket holders only and true, only go into kfc if your there ages before game, as the food takes a milenium to come

  4. We drove to Chesterfield and followed a sign for football parking which like the fan above said turned out to cost a fiver, which is pretty annoying if there is free parking available. The ground is surrounded by official parking that is so extensive in can’t be just for season ticket holders. I saw Tranmere fans parking there but have no idea if they paid. We didn’t have much time before kick off so bought a badge and programme in the souvenir shop before taking our seats. We had a Chicken Balti pie and a coke inside the ground. All the staff were friendly but as the game developed stewards surrounded the Tranmere fans which seemed a bit unnecessary to me. The stadium is great. A really attractive new build with an original shape, good lighting and great acoustics. The atmosphere was really enjoyable with home and away fans making a decent noise even though the crowd was only four and a half thousand. Having said that, we did see a great end to end cup tie that ended up 4-3 for the home team.

  5. I URGE YOU DO NOT GO TO THIS GROUND!!! I travelled up on Friday for a game which was a 7:45 kick off (Chesterfield vs Bournemouth). Where us away fans were placed was right in the corner of the ground just in front of some metal advertising boards. As no one had bothered to bring a drum a few of us started banging our HANDS against this to make the same effect as a drum would. We never hit it hard as there was no need to and did it in both the first and second halves and no one had a problem with us until the end of the game. As we were walking out a group of us were confronted by this steward who thought he could intimidate us with his size (as he was around 6ft 3). In amongst a lot of swearing he told us that we had been purposely damaging the stadium and were causing criminal damage. Of course we challenged him to show us this ‘criminal damage’ and he couldn’t find a thing, so let us go. That wasn’t the only time when we were treated like absolute crap at the ground by the stewards but i’m not going to go into more detail. Just after we left the ground our supporters coach was stopped at traffic lights, while it was stationary we heard a huge thud and as i turned one of the windows smashed and i then heard a group of pikies had chucked bricks at our bus. This also happened to one other coach. I’m not saying every single steward in the ground was like that neither the fans but the ones that we encountered were an embarrassment to Chesterfield FC.

  6. Sorry you feel this way.

    Chesterfield fans are reprimanded also for banging on the stadium corrugation, as for the stewards, outside contractors, aka rent a bully.

    Really neanderthal having your coaches attacked but, just as neanderthal as Bournemouth ‘fans’ outside KFC before the game, threatening people and swaggering about.

    We all have them I’m afraid.

    Enjoyed the game though, maybe because we won (for a change)

  7. Went to Chesterfield on the train and was directed by police to the away pub called Lockoford Inn. Sound place, great friendly atmosphere, beer not right cheap but all the same their pie n peas certainly make up for it. Pool Table, jukebox, big screen showing some sport. For any of you on coaches, massive car park as well to park up. Downside bar was shut off so police could round us up for the 10 min walk to ground. Hope this helps for furture away fans.

  8. lets clear a little up here shall we, to my knowlage, there is no signs for football car parkin, only signs to the ground, an then little home made signs by local buisness ect to promote there land as a “car park” when u was entering the £5 car park, you was asked if you was a football fan because the car park is a pub car park, if your goin to the pub its free of charge!plus there is loads of free parking around the ground, LOADS! and also i am wonderin where abouts the coaches got “bricked” after watchin chesterfield fc for 14 years this is the FIRST EVER ive heard anythin like that said, be intresting to see if its true!

  9. Pros: Tidy ground.. And I mean that, the place was spotlessly clean! Pitch and facilities were good and the pies were tasty!
    Easy to find on the outskirts of town and we found on street parking nearby.
    This place reminded me of a smaller Galpharm stadium but with better atmosphere.

    Cons: We were placed in the corner of one of the home ends , whilst the stand behind the goal was closed… The view from here was not fantastic.
    Electronic turnstiles broke and I missed kick off.
    £21 is not cheap, especially considering I paid less at Bramhall Lane back in League One. Though I suppose you need to pay off your new ground some way.
    (The officals – not tied to Chesterfield but some dodgy decisions from Ref & Linesmen for both sides.. Game ending 1-1 thanks to an iffy 93rd minute free kick)

    Id definitely go back if we’re in the same league next year, just make it on a Saturday and give us a stand to ourselves!

  10. There’s loads of free parking around the ground. Following the directions given, go past the ground take the first left there’s a pub called the Cricketers, I always park around there for free, 2 mins walk to the ground. Plenty of shops /cash point/ chippy on the main road. Derby Tup real ale pub is in that region on the main road

  11. Our new ground is pretty good.
    its the right size in the right place
    car parking is free in the streets around it. Off Stand Road there’s loads of free street parking. Lots of pubs Derby Tup And Travellers Rest are good ones. There’s a cash machine and a Spar 2 mins walk up the road.

    Only reservations? Police should keep away fans in for 10 mins after games and also have a barrier up to stop idiots running on the pitch.

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