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Travel guide: Chesterfield (Saturday, November 18)

All you need to know about City's trip to the Proact Stadium

13 November 2017

Exeter City travel to Chesterfield on Saturday, November 18, looking to pick up their third straight victory in November.

The Grecians started the month with a 3-1 win over Heybridge Swifts in the first round of the FA Cup and followed that up with a 2-0 victory over Grimsby Town to move back into the automatic promotion spots in League Two.

Chesterfield go into the match having won two, drawn two and lost five under new manager Jack Lester. 

THE PROACT STADIUM (S41 8NZ)

The Proact Stadium is home to Chesterfield and has been since 2010. It replaced Chesterfield’s old ground of the Saltergate Recreation Ground at the start of the 2010/11 season. It has a capacity of approximately 10,500 and is an all-seated stadium. The ground cost £13m to construct.

GRECIAN TRAVEL 

Grecian Travel is currently full for the trip to the Proact Stadium.

The coach will Departs Unit 1 Nightclub at 7.45am and visit the following pick-up points Honiton Road Park & Ride (by Miller & Carter), Cullompton Services (Junction 28), Tiverton (Junction 27), Taunton (Junction 25), any other pick-ups en-route by prior arrangement.   

For more information or to book please contact Chris Woolcott on 01392 250250 or John Bishop on 07904036334 or by email at: john.bishop760@btinternet.com (after 6pm).

Alternatively, drop into Reception at St James Park to book.

BY ROAD

To get to the Proact Stadium, follow the M5 and M42 to A42 in Leicestershire. Get onto the M1 and follow the M1 to the A617 in Derbyshire. Take exit 29 from the M1. Follow the A617 and Rother Way to the stadium. The stadium will be on your right. 

BY RAIL

The journey from Exeter St Davids to Chesterfield should take three hours and 40 minutes and requires no changes as it is a straight line from Exeter to Chesterfield. The 8.23am from Exeter St Davids will get you into Chesterfield at 1.02pm, while the 9.23am train will get you there at 2.02pm. 

There is a 1.4-mile walk from the station to the ground which should take about 30 minutes to walk. From the station, turn left at Crown Lane then turn right onto malkin street. At the roundabout, continue straight ahead onto Brewery Street.

Join the public footpath on the right and continue along it as it leads to Infirmary Road. Continue along Infirmary Road then at the roundabout, join Canal Wharf on the right. Follow the path beside the A61 which should eventually lead to Lockford Lane. Cross over the road to a large retail park included shops such as KFC, Aldi and Tesco Extra. Continue walking along that road and the stadium will be on the other side of the roundabout at the end of the road. 

PARKING

The club car park is for permit holders only, but street parking is available. Street parking can be found on side roads off the Sheffield Road. The Tesco car park is also unavailable as it patrolled on a matchday and you can risk having your car towed away.

TICKETS

Exeter City have sold out the allocation of tickets Chesterfield sent to the club for Saturday’s game. The away end though still has plenty of room. Therefore, fans have two choices and the cost is no different whichever they choose:

1. Contact Chesterfield ticket office on 01246 269300 to reserve and pay for tickets, which will be available for collection on Saturday

2. Pay on the day

The Ticket Office is on the North Stand side of the ground.

Rubicon Print/North Stand  prices (seated):
Adults: £18
Concessions (over 65/under 18): £12
Under 15: £8
 
Ambulant disabled: Price as above plus a free assistant
Wheelchair disabled: Please ring the Chesterfield Ticket Office direct on 01246 488232 or by email at tickets@chesterfield-fc.co.uk
 
PUBS/FOOD

Just across Sheffield Road from the Proact Stadium is the Spireite Pub. It serves up to six real ales on tap. The pub welcomes both home and away supporters. Further along Sheffield Road is another pub named the Derby Tup. As you come out of the stadium, the pub is a six-minute walk up Sheffield Road as you turn right. This pub has 10 real ales available. Although the pub does not serve food itself, it does allow people to bring in their own food from outside. Also, along Sheffield Road on the way to the pub, there is a fish & chip shop (Mermaid) and a Chinese (The Dragon Inn) and also a Subway.

TOTAL DISTANCE

The distance between St James Park and the Proact Stadium is 253 miles, taking four hours to drive.


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