THE Blues are looking forward to a month of crunch clashes to go with their mouthwatering cup tie at Leeds United.
Mark Wright's men follow up their early-season derby with Wrexham with a visit to Elland Road in the first round of the Carling Cup on Tuesday, August 22.
Fans can also look forward to an open-ing-day meeting with Accrington Stanley - back in the Football League after an absence of more than 40 years - plus a trip to Bury, the former club of City's recently-appointed assistant manager Graham Barrow.
Next up are newly-promoted Hereford United, who the Blues pipped to the Conference title in 2004.
It all makes for an exciting opening to the 2006-07 campaign - and Chester chairman Stephen Vaughan expects the club's coffers to get a much-needed financial boost.
Vaughan said: 'It's the perfect start. We could hardly have asked for a better one.
'I just hope the side can perform and get some good results. If you can get out of the starting blocks early enough, it will give the fans something to come back for.'
The Blues chairman added: 'Accrington are going to come with a determined attitude. We pipped Hereford to the league so they'll feel like they've got a lot to prove when we go up there.
'Coupled in with Leeds, the first month is a welcome revenue stream for us. It's such a nice relief to know we've got the Wrexham and Leeds games to look forward to.'