Derby fans may get only 1,000 tickets

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With a week to go before the fixtures are published, Chesterfield fans are already looking forward to diarying the clashes with the two Sheffield teams.

Spireites have only had two seasons in the same division as the Owls in the last 30 years with each side managing one win each with two draws, whilst the Blades were beaten six times, winning just twice, in league games between the clubs in the 1980’s.

With Notts County plus heavily supported Huddersfield Town and Preston North End also in the League One mix, Chesterfield officials are hoping to at least maintain crowds at a similar level to those witnessed during the League Two Championship season.

Chesterfield have requested that the local derbies don’t fall on Bank Holidays or over Christmas.

These represent times when crowds are traditionally high regardless of the opposition, but the League receives hundreds of such requests.

B2net bosses are also looking at how to divide the new stadium for home and away supporters with the possibility that visitors will only be allocated around 1,000 places.