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Advice issued to fans ahead of Chesterfield FC v Grimsby Town FC match

Posted on 1st August 2017

We’re giving information and advice to Chesterfield FC and Grimsby Town supporters ahead of the match this week.

Grimsby fans who are planning to attend Chesterfield FC on Saturday, August 5, are being reminded that the fixture is all-ticket for away fans with no tickets being available on the day.

Grimsby Town supporters are urged not to travel to the fixture if they do not have a ticket. Chesterfield FC allocated Grimsby Town FC around 2,700 seats for the game, which kicks off at the Proact Stadium at 3pm.

No further tickets for away supporters will be available once the allocation has sold out at Grimsby Town FC.

There will be an increased police presence in Chesterfield on the day, with British Transport Police and Humberside Police also providing officers.

The forces have worked closely with both clubs to maximise the safety of supporters and the public on the day.

Dedicated Football Officer PC Dave Wright, from the newly formed Central Football Unit at Derbyshire Constabulary, said: “This will be the first fixture between the clubs since 2009 and it will be Grimsby Town’s first ever visit to the Proact Stadium.

“With this being the opening fixture of a new football season, it is anticipated that the fixture will attract a lot of interest and we are keen to make sure it is a safe and enjoyable occasion for both sets of supporters.

“The vast majority of supporters from Chesterfield and Grimsby attending will behave impeccably.

“However there can be a very small minority who go out of their way to spoil it for other supporters, local residents and members of the general public going about their daily business.

“We are never complacent and we will have officers ready to deal with any incidents of disorder or anti-social behaviour on the day.

“There will be a significant operation in place both at the ground and at other key locations in the local areas including the town centre.

“We hope supporters will enjoy the match and the atmosphere and we ask that they take responsibility for themselves with regards to their behaviour and that they will drink responsibly on the day.

“Anyone found to be committing any offences will be dealt with accordingly and a football banning order may be sought.”

Body Worn Video cameras will be used by Derbyshire officers deployed to the fixture.

Please follow @SpireitesPolice on Twitter for information from officers policing on the day.

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