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Opened 1992

Capacity 6,500

Rating: 4.2

(392) Google Reviews

A great atmosphere and a great team to watch. Grassroots football is really important and it is always great to go out and watch a local team play.
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2 months ago
Old school type stadium. Very good atmosphere for a 6th tier football team. The only gripe is that the car park is a nightmare to get out of after full time. If the ground invested into a few more access gates which could be opened up after the game it would reduce the post game rush and panic!
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6 months ago
What a fantastic Saturday afternoon - great game against Hereford - made all the more superb by Morecambe fans rocking up because their game was postponed - last weekend we were hosted in the Legends Lounge as my Firm Taylor Brown Solicitors were match Sponsors - we had a fantastic day
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3 months ago
Good stadium for this National League North level of football. Better than a lot of EFL league two clubs. One best pitches in northwest of England. Ample car parking tho' a few potholes around. £3 per car. Pre/post match bar has good selection of beers but is a bit crowded at times. Prices not too bad. Kiosk food leaves a lot to be desired. Poor and overpriced by outside caterers.
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4 months ago
Our first game with Chester FC, a visit I recomend very much. A club that include all. We came from Norway, will go back again.
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10 months ago
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History (from Wikipedia)

When a new owner took over Chester City in March 1990, plans were announced to sell its Sealand Road stadium for redevelopment as a supermarket and build a new stadium at nearby Bumpers Lane. While the new stadium was being built they played at Moss Rose stadium in Macclesfield, 45 miles to the east. Sealand Road closed at the end of the 1989–90 season, and Chester played at Macclesfield for the following two seasons.[3]

Construction of the new stadium began in January 1992 and it opened seven months later in time for the 
1992–93 season.

It was the first English football stadium to fulfil the safety recommendations from the 
Taylor Report, which was commissioned after the Bradford Fire of 1985 and after the Hillsborough disaster of 1989. Walsall's Bescot Stadium had opened in August 1990, seven months after the report was published, but construction had started before the end of 1989.[4]

The stadium was officially opened on 24 August 1992 by 
Conservative Party peer Morys Bruce, 4th Baron Aberdare.[5]

The stadium hosted its first game the next day, when Chester lost 2–1 in the 
League Cup to Stockport County. 11 days later, Chester beat Burnley 3–0 in the first Football League match on the ground. On 13 October 1992, Chester beat a Manchester United XI 2–0. Its tenth anniversary in August 2002 was celebrated with a special friendly against a Liverpool XI, with Chester winning 1–0.

Between 2004 and 2007 it was officially known as the 
Saunders Honda Stadium for sponsorship purposes, before reverting to the Deva Stadium for the 2007–08 season.

On 2 May 2008 it was announced that as of the 2008–09 season, the Deva would be known as The Cestrian Trading stadium.

In February 2010, 
The New Saints of the Welsh Premier League formally applied for a groundshare with Chester City, who had lost their league status the previous year and were by now deep in debt and on the verge of closure, at the Deva Stadium.[7] However, TNS ultimately decided to remain at Park Hall in Oswestry.

Chester City were dissolved with huge debts on 10 March 2010, two days after being expelled from the 
Conference Premier (to which they had been relegated from The Football League the previous season), and as a result the stadium was left without a tenant. In May 2010 the owners of the ground, Chester and Cheshire West council awarded the lease to the newly formed phoenix club Chester F.C.[8][9]

The first 
Chester F.C. match at the stadium was a 3–0 victory over Aberystwyth Town in a friendly on 24 July 2010.


The stadium is located on the Sealand Road Industrial Estate, and lies on the border between England and Wales; the border runs along the rear of the east stand (the main stand) with the pitch itself located over the border in Flintshire. However, the ground's address is officially classed as being in England due to the location of the club's offices.[10]

Things to do in Chester.

Chester Zoo.

32 Reviews
Photo of Cerys W.

Been there many times it's great and many attractions also my autistic brother (he loves animals) goes there to relax himself and calm down when he has a... Read More

Photo of Amanda R.

You can't go wrong with a good zoo, and this is a great zoo. Free parking, great selection of animals all in interesting and spacious enclosures. You can... Read More

Photo of Matthew B.

Just love Chester zoo. Lots of fun animals and perfect day out for the kids. The one thing I would say is bring your own sandwiches as food on site can get... Read More

The Brewery Tap.

18 Reviews
Photo of Flávia G.

This is a very old pub in Chester. We were spending a few hours there and it was difficult to find a place where lunch was served after 3pm and before 6pm,... Read More

Photo of Tom P.

1st time here. Great assortment of taps, bottles and cans. Beer is local with pride. Very British food looked great. We had rarebit and chips. Large rooms... Read More

Photo of Danai S.

I visited Chester from the U.S. and popped in here for some lunch. Excellent food! I had the braised beef pie and fat chips and it was excellent! It was... Read More