Saltergate – The Demolition Continues


On Monday 7th May my Dad visited Saltergate, the former home of Chesterfield FC, to see the continued demolition of the ground. The difference is clearly visible now with the Main Stand now nothing but a shell and the roof of the Kop has been removed. It won’t be long now until there is nothing left of the place that the Spireites played for 139 years.

See the photos below.

A floodlight between the terraced house’s

The ground isn’t far away from the street

KEEP OUT.

A broken window in the Main Stand

The entrance is now bordered up

The steps up to the main stand

A digger sits inside Saltergate

The Main Stand has been hollowed out

You can see part of the showers

A pile of rubble next to the stand

Steps up to the stand have been partly demolished

Looking through the main stand towards the Kop, which has now had its roof removed

Looking up at the floodlight

Looking down from the Cross Street end

The TV gantry remains above the Compton Street end, for now

Parts of the roof of the Main Stand are now gone

How long will these floodlights stand tall over Saltergate?

The opposite entrance

The steps up to the Kop

No entrance to Chesterfield’s old home

Saltergate – The Demolition Continues

The roof has been removed from the Kop

The grass bank behind the Kop

A floodlight stands tall over the Main Stand

The last remaining part of the Kop

Another broken window in the main stand

The old grounds’ days are numbered…

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2 comments

  1. Always sad to see an old ground go. Doesnt matter what team it is. All you have now is memories.

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