THE Deva Stadium had a full house on Saturday with 5,987 spectators in attendance, meaning dozens of disappointed supporters had to be turned away.
The figure was said to be about 50 short of the all-time record.
Police have praised supporters for their impeccable behaviour both at the ground and afterwards. There was just one arrest, of a 25-year-old male, who was subjected to a football banning order in May 2003 but was recognised when he went on the pitch at the end.
DC Paul Evans, football liaison officer, said: 'We would just like to say how well-behaved everybody was. The ground was at capacity and a number were locked out, but there were no public disorder problems. Everything went off peacefully and everyone complied with the stewards' instructions. Everybody was happy.'
A Blues fan himself, DC Evans said of Chester's success: 'I'm as elated at them going up as I was deflated at them going down.
'I'm grateful to see the club in the hands of a good working organisation which works very closely with the police to create a football club which is family friendly.' Chester MP Christine Russell has tabled an Early Day Motion in the Houses of Commons congratulating Chester City on winning this year's Nationwide Conference.
The motion, which is backed by Alan Keen MP, chairman of the All-Party Football Group in the Houses of Parliament, also congratulates Blues manager Mark Wright and the club's loyal fans for returning to their rightful place in the Nationwide Football League after an absence of four years.
The Football Groups comprises more than 150 MPs and members of the House of Lords, and Mr Keen is a former Middlesbrough FC coach.