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Chesterfield


Current LeagueEngland » League 2
Current GroundSMH Group Stadium
Previous GroundsSaltergate
Chesterfield Fans676
Average Number of Grounds Visited67.79
Formed1867
Websitewww.chesterfield-fc.co.uk
NicknameThe Spireites
FacebookChesterfieldFC
Twitter@ChesterfieldFC
Instagram@chesterfieldfc

New stadium effect

Chesterfield played at the old Saltergate ground longer than any other team on our list - playing their first match there in 1871, racking up an impressive 139 years at the stadium.

The club moved to their new ground in 2010, originally called the b2net, then Proact and Technique Stadiums. The first 10 years saw a marginal decline in average league position from 67th to 74th, culminating with the side's relegation from the English League system in 2019. Despite the poor form, Spireites' attendances have improved by 39% since the move - even the season where they finished bottom of League 2 had a higher average attendance than any of their last 10 seasons at Saltergate.

Old stadium: Saltergate (1871 - 2010, 139 years)
New stadium: SMH Group Stadium (Opened 2010, £13m)

Old stadium average attendance: 4,213
New stadium average attendance: 5,845
Difference: +1,632 (+39%)

Old stadium average league position: 67
New stadium average league position: 74
Difference: +7

Average attendance

Saltergate
2000/20012,935
2001/20024,846
2002/20034,392
2003/20044,392
2004/20054,331
2005/20064,961
2006/20074,772
2007/20084,235
2008/20094,103
2009/20103,449
SMH Group Stadium
2010/20113,849
2011/20126,972
2012/20136,530
2013/20145,431
2014/20156,279
2015/20166,925
2016/20176,676
2017/20185,929
2018/20195,354
2019/20204,500

League position

Saltergate
2000/200168
2001/200271
2002/200362
2003/200462
2004/200564
2005/200661
2006/200760
2007/200865
2008/200976
2009/201078
SMH Group Stadium
2010/201176
2011/201269
2012/201366
2013/201476
2014/201569
2015/201650
2016/201762
2017/201868
2018/201992
2019/2020107

See how Chesterfield compare to other teams with our full New Stadium Effect analysis of all the top teams in England and Wales who have moved to a new ground since the 1980s.


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