Capacity: 5,126 (4,500 seated)
|What's The Deva
External View (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Exacta Stand (photo)
Where To Drink? (photo)
Centurion Community Stand (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
Harry McNally Terrace (photo)
Stansway Stand (photo)
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Other Places Of Interest
Exacta Stadium Location Map
|What's The Deva Stadium Like?|
This tidy looking ground was opened in 1992. All four sides are covered and are roughly the same height, making the stadium look quite tidy. Each stand has perspex windshields to each side, whilst the corners of the ground are open. The stadium is a small, fairly simple affair with three sides being seated and the home end being terrace. The Main (East) Stand is slightly taller than the facing Centurion Community Stand, having a few more rows of seating and some enclosed glassed viewing areas at the back of it. The home end is the only terraced area at the stadium and is called the Harry McNally Terrace after a former manager. The stadium is completed with a set of four thin modern floodlight pylons. One interesting fact about the ground is that most of it (apart from the club offices and front car park) is in actually situated in Wales.
|What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?|
|Away fans are normally housed in part
of the Centurion Community Stand on one side of the
pitch. For teams with a larger following then the
Swansway Chester Stand at one end of the stadium can
also be allocated. This former covered terrace is
now all seated having a capacity of 400. The
facilities and view of the playing action are okay.
Food on offer inside the ground includes a range of
Holland's Pies (Peppered Steak, Meat and Potato,
Cheese and Onion, all £3), Rollover Burgers (£3) and
Rollover Hot Dogs (£2.50). Normally a friendly,
relaxed day out and a good atmosphere can be created
inside the stadium. Please note that Under 18's
paying on the turnstile may be asked for proof of
age if required.
|Where To Drink?|
|There is a
Social Club at the ground that does admit away supporters, for an
entrance fee of £1. However the Club is on the small size (having a
capacity of 120 people) so can quickly
get full. There are not many drinking outlets
near to the ground so it may be advisable to
drink in Chester City Centre before the match,
although this is a good 20 minute walk away
from the ground. Ben Trasler a visiting Northampton
Town fan informs me; 'The nearby Megabowl has a bar
inside, which was popular with Cobblers fans on our
Lee Wilcox informs me; 'Near to the train station down by the canal is the excellent Old Harkers Arms which also serves good food and ale'. Whilst Mark Pilling adds; 'Also worth a visit are the 'Ship Victory' on George Street and the Mill Hotel, which is also canalside. The latter serves a large selection of real ales'. Also in the City Centre on Northgate Street is the Pied Bull, which along with the Old Harkers Arms and the Mill Hotel is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. Whilst on Foregate is a Wetherspoon pub called the Square Bottle.
|How To Get There By Car & Where To Park|
|The ground is
located out of town on an industrial estate. Stay on
the M56 until its end and then continue along the
A494 towards Queensferry and North Wales. Take the
A548 turn off towards Chester & Flint and at the
roundabout take the first exit towards Chester
At the next roundabout again go left continuing along the A548 towards Chester. Head straight through the first set of traffic lights and after passing a Vauxhall and then a Renault garage on your left, turn right at the next lights (there is a Volvo & Jaguar delaership on the corner) into Sovereign Way. Continue to the end of Sovereign Way and then turn right into Bumpers Lane and the entrance to the Club car park is just down on the right. If you team is bringing a large following then allow some more time for your journey as the roads around the stadium can quickly become jammed.
There is plenty of car parking available at the ground (£1), however if you use the club car park, it can be quite difficult to get away easily after the match. Henry Willard a visiting Yeovil fan adds; 'It may be an idea if you can plan an appropriate route, to stay in the left hand lane as you leave the car park and head westwards away from the city centre, as most of the traffic after the game seems to go towards town'.
Map showing the location of the Deva Stadium Chester (at the bottom of this page).
|Chester railway station is
over two miles from the ground, so it
is probably best to jump in a taxi which will cost
around £6. Leave the station
by the main exit opposite the Town Crier, and turn
right into Station Road. Head between the Egerton
Arms and the Railway Inn, and at the end of the
street enter the underpass. In the underpass look
for the first exit and then steps signed for
Frodsham Street. Head towards the Oddfellows Arms
but just before the bridge turn right into Gorse
Stacks. When reaching the crossroads by the Bull
& Stirrup go straight over into Canal Street and
on under the dual carriageway ring road. At the next
junction turn left, past Telford's Warehouse on the
right hand side, and over the canal. The road then
divides. Take the right hand option, South View
Road. At the T-junction at the end of South View
Road turn right. You are now in Sealand Road. Carry
along Sealand Road for half a mile or so until you
see Bumpers Lane on your left. Around half a mile
down Bumpers Lane you'll reach the stadium.
Thanks to David Lucas for providing the above directions.
Paul Williams adds; 'If you want to go by public transport then take the Railink bus to the bus exchange and then the No. 10 which runs along Sealand Road'
|Wrexham, Tranmere Rovers.
Area: Adults £29,
Adults £18, Concessions £12, Under 21's £10, Under 16's £3, Under 5's Free
Adults £15, Concessions £10, Under 18's £6, Under 16's £3, Under 5's Free
apply to Senior Citizens, Under 21's, Students with a valid NUS card and the Unemployed.
|Official Programme £2.50.|
|For details of
disabled facilities and club contact at the ground
please visit the relevant page on the
Level Playing Field website.
|Chester FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)|
|Record & Average Attendance|
5,009 v Northwich Victoria
Northern Premier League, April 9th, 2002
For the stadium:
5,987 Chester City v Scarborough
Conference League, April 17th 2004
2013-2014: 2,366 (Conference Premier)
2012-2013: 2,582 (Conference North)
2011-2012: 2,789 (Northern Premier)
|Fans Reviews Of The Deva Stadium|
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Chester is a very historic town and has some great looking black and white timbered buildings in it's centre. It is well worth getting there a bit earlier and having a wander around the centre, having a couple of drinks and some lunch before the game.
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