Chester Football club is a supporter owned football club who play at the Exacta Stadium in Chester, which has a 5,376 capacity. They have the nickname of ‘The Blues’ and play their home games in a blue and white striped shirt with blue shorts and blue socks and their away games in a green shirt and black shorts with black socks. The club currently play in the conference north.
The original club was founded in 1885 and joined the football league before the 1931-32 season, changing their name to Chester City in 1983. In 2000 the club was relegated from the football league to the football conference. They then returned to the Football League after winning the Conference title in 2004 but in 2009 were relegated back to the Conference. Following this the club hit financial difficulties which led to them starting the season with a 25-point deduction. Following a difficult season, in which the club struggled through a variety of financial and playing difficulties, Chester City were finally wound up on 10 March 2010.
City Fans United (CFU) was formed in October 2009, following growing disquiet amongst fans with the running of Chester City FC. The group then began preparations in February 2010 to form a “phoenix club” for the following season just weeks before Chester City FC was wound up.
Chester FC was then formed with Neil Young being appointed manager and Tony Durkin appointed chairman in 2010.
Chester FC’s records are listed below :
-Highest home league attendance: 5,009 v Northwhich Victoria, 9 April 2012.
-Lowest home league attendance: 1,740 v AFC Fylde, 12 January 2011.
-Most Points (season): 100 (42 matches) – Northern premier League Premier Division 2011–12.
– All-time top goalscorer: Michael Wilde – 46 goals (41 League, 5 Cups.
Chester FC’s contact details are listed below :
Telephone: 01244 371376
Address: Exacta Stadium, Bumpers Lane, Chester, CH1 4LT