PREVIEW | Chester vs Rochdale

    Game two of pre-season for the Blues brings EFL opposition to the Deva in Rochdale.

    Manager Calum McIntyre got off to a winning start on Tuesday night with a 2-0 victory over Whitchurch Alport. Sam Turner and Zack Clarke were on the scoresheet for the Blues.

    Players such as Darren Stephenson and Anthony Dudley, who were rested in midweek, are expected to feature against our League Two opponents this weekend.

    Exciting new loan signing Harry Tyrer could also make his debut.


    Tickets are available online for this game. Chester fans can be seated in the East Stand or stand in the North Terrace, with Rochdale supporters allocated the West Stand.

    Prices are as follows…

    • £10 Adults
    • £8 Concessions
    • £5 18-21
    • Free 12-17
    • Free U12s


    Card payments are available at the turnstiles, enabling fans to pay with contactless, chip and pin and Apple Pay and Google Pay.

    If you wish to pay with cash, you will need to buy your ticket from the Ticket Office before the game. Cash is no longer be accepted at the turnstiles.

    The quickest and easiest way to buy match tickets is via our online ticketing platform at

    Online sales will now be available until kick off and you simply need to present your printed ticket or mobile phone to be scanned at the turnstile.


    Blues Bar: The Chester FC Blues Bar will be open both before and after the game for a drink.

    Kiosks: We are delighted to confirm that we have new kiosk operators for the 2022/23 season, who will be serving for the first time this weekend. Both East Stand kiosks will be open, with one in the Harry McNally Terrace and one in the West Stand for Rochdale supporters.

    As our new operators have only recently taken over, the kiosks will initially offer a limited range – but this will include Sue Coward’s famous pies! Card payments may not yet be available, so we ask supporters to be understanding and to have cash ready.

    Parking: Stadium parking for the 2022/23 campaign will be £3 per vehicle, which will apply during pre-season. Parking passes for the new season will be available to collect, along with season tickets, later this month, however 2021/22 passes will be valid in the interim.

    Programme: We will be selling Issue #01 of The Cestrian Programme for £2 at the ground. This edition will cover all three home friendlies.


    The game is a 3pm kick-off at the Deva Stadium (CH1 4LT).

    We will have team news and match updates on our Twitter page from the game: CLICK HERE

    You can also tune in to our FREE Seals Live Match Commentary for the game: CLICK HERE