Our Impressions of The Recreation Ground
This ground has a capacity of 7,000, with traveling fans being allocated 800 seats in the main stand, and 2000 tickets for the open ended terrace.
The ground itself is rather dated, and in need of some modernisation. The seats in the main stand are still wooden, and one end of the terracing is not covered. This is one of a growing number of clubs looking to re-located in the next few years, so watch this space!
Directions to The Recreation Ground
From North, South, East (M1)
Exit the M1 at junction 29, and follow the signs for Chesterfield (A617). Follow the A617 for about 5 miles, and at the roundabout take the 2nd exit, signposted Town Centre (A619). Follow the A619 (Markham Road), and after about a mile, turn right into Foljambe Road at the roundabout in front of KFC Express.
The station is less than a mile from the ground, so it's well within walking distance. Exit straight out of station, and then turn left into Corporation Street, go straight across the crossroads, keeping the Chesterfield Hotel on your right hand side. Continue over the footbridge, and then turn right at the Derbyshire Times (...signposted town centre). Cross over Tapton Lane, to the large roundabout with car park. Walk through the car park, past the Comet, towards The Manhatten public house. The ground is about a 5-10 minute walk along Saltergate, on the right.
The following buses all travel to, or near the ground...
Nos. 4, 5, 6, 38 and 39
Local Area around The Recreation Ground
Parking at or around the Recreation ground is not usually a problem.
There is ample side street parking (...try Cross Street and Ashgate Road), there is a pay & display car park on Ashgate Road, spaces for approx. 400 cars at the school on Cross Street, a large pay & display at the Town Hall.