Rare images of Chester FC’s Sealand Road home after it’s closure in 1990 – Cheshire Live

Posted: October 31, 2019 at 11:46 pm

It's almost three decades since Chester City played their final game at Sealand Road.

A 2-0 win over Rotherham United in the penultimate game of the Barclays League Division Three season in front of 3,827 would bring down the curtain on over 80 years of football at the stadium, which hosted its first Chester game in December 1906.

Over the decades there were plenty of highs and lows.

It's hard to argue that the most famous night of all at the stadium, and indeed for Chester FC, came on Wednesday, November 12, 1974 when Leeds United, the champions of English football with a stellar line up were mercilessly put to the sword in the League Cup fourth round in front of 19,000 fans on a night that will forever be etched into Chester folklore, the Blues marching to the semi-finals before being beaten by Aston Villa.

Plenty of pictures of the old girl have been published over the years but we stumbled across some rare ones in the archives here at Cheshire Live as well as stills of the final ever game played at the stadium, which was filmed by lifelong Chester fan Jim Dutton.

Here are a selection.

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