All tickets snapped up for the first ever England game in Chesterfield.
England v Germany
7.30pm, Tuesday 8 February 2011
B2net Stadium, Chesterfield FC
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By Nicholas Veevers
England U19s face Germany early next month and Noel Blake's side will have the added bonus of playing in front of a sold-out crowd at Chesterfield's B2net Stadium.
Despite tickets only going on sale at the start of this week, the Box Office in Chesterfield has been busy for the last few days and there will be a capacity crowd of 10,000 in attendance for the match.
"It's great that the public of Chesterfield will be coming out to support us and our thanks go to Chesterfield FC for the hard work that they have put in," said Blake on hearing the news.
"It's very important for the lads to play in front of big crowds at their age as it's a great experience for them. A few of the players have already experienced it with their clubs but there also a few of the lads who won't have done it just yet, so it is another part of their development.
"Germany often get good crowds for their development games, so they will be used to playing in front of a big attendance too and hopefully it will be a decent game and we can put in a good performance, both collectively and individually."
Club England Managing Director Adrian Bevington added: "On behalf of everyone involved with Club England and The FA, I'd like to thank all supporters who have bought tickets for this match. I'd also like to thank everyone at Chesterfield Football Club and also the Derbyshire County FA.
"This really does show the enthusiasm for the England teams. It's a very attractive fixture and there will be some outstanding young English players on view.
"We also have an equally attractive game at Shrewsbury at U20 level against France on 9 February, and it would be fantastic if we can achieve a full house at the Greenhous Meadow too."
Speaking about a busy week at the Derbyshire club, Chesterfield's Chief Executive Carol Wilby said: "Everyone has enjoyed the ticket sales challenge.
"Tthe tickets went on sale at 9am on Monday morning and we had a queue all day at the ticket windows with the telephones ringing solidly as well for Monday and Tuesday."
Meanwhile, Head Coach Blake will name his squad for the game next week.