Tommy Lee’s testimonial match, Chesterfield v Paul Cook’s Wigan Athletic XI, kicks off at 7pm on Wednesday at the Proact - the only opportunity to see Martin Allen’s Spireites at home before the season starts for real.
Tickets are available online here and at the Club Superstore, with prices set at £10 adults, £5 for over-65s and £3 for under-16s.
It’s an opportunity to say ‘farewell’ to the ten-season, 373 first-team appearance legend, who was forced to retire due to a shoulder injury last autumn in his tenth season at the club. We do expect Tommy to make a cameo appearance, so be on time so as not to miss it! There will be special offers in the concourses up to 6.30pm - gates open at 5.30pm - and if you’ve not yet sampled Brampton Brewery’s superb TestimoniALE, specially brewed for the celebrations, it will be available on the concourses and in the lounges.
The 132-page brochure commemorating Tommy’s life and career went down extremely well at last week’s launch and it is available in the Club Superstore now as well as at the match. From 4pm on Tuesday, there will also be a free downloadable eZine of around 14 pages to complement the match, so watch out for further details.
The match will also serve as the launch of the Chesterfield FC Former Players’ Association and around 50 ex-Spireites will be attending the game and they will be introduced to the crowd at half-time. The up-to-date list is below, but this is subject to change if their commitments change: