Football supporters in Chester have voted overwhelmingly in favour of christening the city’s new football club ‘Chester FC’, The Chronicle can reveal.
The name will be used by the phoenix club City Fans United (CFU) hope to establish from the ashes of the now-defunct Chester City FC.
Supporters, who have been voting since last Wednesday from a shortlist of four options, were 70% in favour of Chester FC.
The simple title is a return to the name the club used for most of its 125-year history, before adding the ‘City’ suffix in 1983.
CFU press officer Jeff Banks said: “It’s been great to see so many fans having the chance to rename the club, and as the voting shows, the fans want to go back to the name Chester Football Club.
“Now we can well and truly prepare our club for the future, but carrying an important piece of history with us.”