CHESTER FC are pulling out all the stops for Saturday’s championship party at the Exacta Stadium.
No expense has been spared by Blues officials in an attempt to give players and supporters a day to remember.
Every fan who attends Saturday’s final match of the campaign at home to Marine will receive a free 64-page commemorative programme.
And after the game, Neil Young’s title-winning heroes will be presented with the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division trophy in a ‘Champions League’ style ceremony on a specially-erected stage on the pitch.
Chester’s chief executive Pat Cluskey said: “As a club we’re paying for it all as we want to look professional and say ‘thank you’ to the fans.
“We had a great day when we won the league at Garforth last season and the way it worked out was very exciting. But this time every Chester fan has the chance to see the trophy being presented.
“It should be a celebratory occasion about everything that’s been good about Chester in the last couple of years.”
Supporters will be entertained pre-match by a samba band called Karamaba Samba, while the results of the City Fans United player-of-the-year awards will be unveiled before kick off.
At half time, every member of the club’s burgeoning youth and junior section will be paraded on the pitch.
But it will be once the final whistle sounds that the celebrations will truly kick in.
Cluskey said: “The players will come off the pitch and then re-enter the pitch once the stage has been erected. Evo-Stik League officials will take to the stage followed by Neil, George Horan and the team to pick up the trophy.
“Champions League-style streamers will be shot in the air and then we hope to have interviews on the pitch before the team go around the pitch on a lap of honour.
“While we understand some people will want to come on to the pitch at the end of the game, we would ask them to stay off it as we will need room to put the stage up.
“That should allow everyone to get a decent view and give the players and staff the presentation they deserve.”
Contained inside the free programmes, which will be restricted to one per person, will be the design for Chester’s new away strip.