So after an amazing away game at Tranmere a few days ago, it was time to be back on the road for another away game up north and this time, we would be off to the Deva Stadium to watch Sutton United take on Chester FC. Sutton are currently in good form as we beat Tranmere away on Saturday and beat Macclesfield Town at home on Tuesday night, so we were going into the game on Saturday with confidence.
The Deva Stadium has a capacity of 5,126 and there are 4,500 seats. This tidy looking ground was opened in 1992. All four sides are covered and are roughly the same height, making the stadium look quite tidy. Each stand has perspex windshields to each side, whilst the corners of the ground are open. The stadium is a small, fairly simple affair with three sides being seated and the home end being terrace. The Main (East) Stand is slightly taller than the facing Centurion Community Stand, having a few more rows of seating and some enclosed glassed viewing areas at the back of it. The home end is the only terraced area at the stadium and is called the Harry McNally Terrace after a former manager. The stadium is completed with a set of four thin modern floodlight pylons. One interesting fact about the ground is that most of it (apart from the club offices and front car park) is in actually situated in Wales. (Description of the Deva Stadium is sourced from Football Ground Guide).