Posted on 7th November 2016
Police are advising people that the Chesterfield FC and Sheffield United FC fixture on Sunday, November 13, is sold out for Blades fans.
Superintendent Jim Allen, who is the police match commander for the fixture, said: “We would urge fans not to travel as there will be no available tickets for our friends visiting from Sheffield. This exciting local derby attracts a lot of interest and we will work hard to ensure it is a safe and enjoyable occasion for both sets of supporters.
“We are never complacent and we will deploy officers at key locations to prevent and deal with any incidents. Our approach will be friendly and engaging. This is a significant operation for Derbyshire Constabulary and we will be joined on the operation by colleagues from both British Transport and South Yorkshire Police.”
Specialist police dogs that detect drugs and pyrotechnics will be on duty during the event.
Supt. Allen added: “We want fans of both clubs to enjoy the whole day. We would ask that they take responsibility for their actions and those that choose to, drink responsibly.
“The game also falls on Remembrance Sunday, and as both United and Chesterfield fans have a proud tradition of supporting our armed forces that has special significance for many fans at the game. Our message is clear. Be loud, be proud but behave.”
Fans can follow and find out useful information from the Football Policing Unit for Chesterfield Football Club matches on Twitter: @SpireitesPolice.