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