Chesterfield Football Club's new b2net stadium at Whittington Moor will create around 130 new full-time and part-time jobs when it opens in July.

The new £13 million venue will provide openings for matchday staff and catering professionals with a further 30 community related jobs likely in health, fitness and education, when the Midlands Co-operative Community Stand becomes fully operational in 2011.

The stadium, currently under construction, will include conference and banqueting suites and  accommodating up to 300 guests for weddings, celebration parties, and a variety of corporate events.

Chesterfield FC Chief Executive Carol Wilby said: "We are aiming to make the b2net stadium the premier venue in North Derbyshire and we will be looking for highly motivated staff who will also share that vision."

On match-days, the venue will provide the Spireites with corporate hospitality facilities, as well as, full catering and bar services from airy concourses in each stand.

The 10,500-seater stadium will provide corporate hospitality facilities and will need additional match-day stewards, cleaners and bar and kiosk assistants.

After visiting the new stadium last week, Cllr Ray Russell, Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council said: "The move from Saltergate to the new site will not just provide better facilities for the Club and fans but it will be a resource for the wider community to use and benefit from.

"The council's cabinet believes the football club promotes Chesterfield as a place to live and work as well as providing a strong local sporting focus."

Chesterfield MP Paul Holmes said: "The new b2net stadium is absolutely fantastic and I congratulate everyone involved in providing the town with such a wonderful new sporting and entertainment venue that is now also the source of new jobs in our community.”

The new stadium will open in July, in preparation for the new 2010/2011 season.

Posted on 08/04/2010