From the first spade in the ground to the first match played, these pictures show the construction of Chester FC's Lookers Vauxhall Stadium home almost 24 years ago.
Previously unseen pictures, kindly submitted by former Blues chairman Ray Crofs, show the Deva Stadium, as it was once known, rising from the ground in 1992.
The move to the Bumpers Lane ground was a bumpy one. Chester City had been forced into exile in Macclesfield for two years following the sale of their Sealand Road ground in 1989 to developers Morrison Shand by former chairman Eric Barnes.
Initially set to have a capacity of 12,000, that figure was soon revised to 6,000 due to tight timescales and issues with the developers and club owners Morrisons in trying to sell-off the land where the old Sealand Road ground once stood.
After much toil, work did eventually begin on the stadium on January 28, 1992 and construction was completed, remarkably, in time for the start of the 1992/1993 season, meaning a return to the city for the Blues.
Opened on August 24, 1992 by Morys Bruce, the fourth Baron Aberdare, the Deva was the first stadium in the country to comply with recommendations put forth by the Taylor Report following the Bradford City fire and Hillsborough disaster in the late 1980s.
Chester finally made their return to the pitch a day later, losing 2-1 to Stockport County in a Coca Cola Cup first round, second leg clash. Eddie Bishop was the man on the scoresheet for Chester in front of a crowd of 4,505.
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