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Rotherham United FC
AESSEAL New York Stadium

Capacity: 12,021 (all seated)
Address: New York Way, Rotherham, S60 1AH
Main Telephone No: 0844 4140733
Main Fax No:
0844 4140744
Ticket Office: 0844 4140737
Pitch Size: 110 x 72 yards
Team Nickname: The Millers
Year Ground Opened: 2012
Home Shirt Sponsors: Parkgate
Away Shirt Sponsors: Shedlands

Home Kit Colours: Red and White
Away Kit Colours: White and Black
3rd Kit Colours: Black with White Trim
Kit Manufacturers: Puma
Official Web Site: www.themillers.co.uk
Unofficial Web Sites:
Supporters Trust
Rotherham Mad (Footy Mad Network)
Vital Rotherham (Vital Football Network)
Rotherham United Since 1925


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Contents
What's The New York Stadium Like?
Future Stadium Developments
External View (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Pukka Pies (West) & KCM Recycling (North) Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
Ben Bennett (East) Stand

How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
A Closer Look At The Pukka Pies (West) Stand
(photo)
By Train
Admission Prices
Morrisons (South) Stand
(photo)
Local Rivals
Programme Price
Ground Layout
Disabled Facilities
Fixtures 2014-2015
Record & Average Attendance

Fans Ground Reviews
Hotel Accommodation
New York Stadium Location Map

 

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What's The New York Stadium Like?

After spending four years at the Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield, the Club have returned home to Rotherham. The new stadium, which cost in the region of £20m to build, is located close to their old  Millmoor ground where they played for 101 years. The area of Rotherham where the ground is located is historically known as New York (hence the stadium name) and is built on the site of the old Guest & Chrimes factory. Set beside the River Don, the  stadium from the outside looks far larger than its 12,000 capacity and is quite striking in its design. It is totally enclosed and all seated.

On one side is the Eric Twigg Foods Pukka Pies (West) Stand. This is the largest of the four single tiered stands. It is unusual in so much that the middle seated area of the stand is situated at a lower level than either of the wings. There is an executive area above this with seating outside and yet further above is a television gantry, set into the red paneled wall. The other sides of the stadium are much smaller in size. Both ends are virtually identical, except that the Morrisons (South) Stand has a small electric scoreboard situated at the back of it. On the remaining side is the Ben Bennett (East) Stand, which is slightly less taller than both the ends. This simple looking stand has two large areas built into the front of the stand for the use of disabled supporters. There is a large video screen situated in the North West corner.

The most interesting feature inside the stadium is the roof. This descends down from the West Stand over the ends is large 'steps' eventually meeting the East Stand. A large amount of transparent perspex has been used in the roof to allow more light to reach the playing surface and improve their overall look. On the roof of the East Stand are two futuristic looking floodlight pylons that are supplemented by a row of lights above the West Stand.

In November 2014 the stadium was renamed the AESSEAL New York Stadium in a five year corporate sponsorship deal.

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Future Stadium Developments
The stadium has been built in such a way and the necessary foundations have been put in place to further expand the stadium capacity to 20,000. This would be achieved by adding an additional tier to the North, South and East Stands. This may be done in phases; a first to 16,000 and then a second phase to 20,000.

External View


New York Stadium, Rotherham, External View

Special thanks to Owen Pavey for supplying the photos for this page.

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What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?

Away fans are normally housed in the Morrison Stand at one end of the stadium, where around 2,500 supporters can be accommodated. If only a small away following is expected then part of the Ben Bennett  Stand (towards the Morrison South Stand) is allocated instead. The stadium has electronic turnstiles meaning that you have to insert your tickey into a reader to gain admission. Cash is not accepted at the turnstiles and tickets for the away section can be purchased from the dedicated away ticket office at the back of the Morrison Stand.

As you would expect from a new stadium the facilities and views of the playing action are generally good. The angle of the Morrison Stand is quite steep, meaning that it is a bit of a hike to get to the top. On the concourse the food and drink available includes: a range of Pukka Pies (Chicken Balti, Meat & Potato, Steak & Kidney, all £3), Pasties (£3), Jumbo Sausage Rolls (£2.50), Hot Dogs (£3.50), Cheeseburgers (£3.50) and Burgers (£3.50). These are available from two refreshment kiosks on the concourse. I noticed that most fans tended to head to the kiosk closest to the entrance turnstiles, resulting in queues at this outlet whilst the other had few or no customers.

The stewards were generally laid back and friendly and I thought it was a nice touch that smokers were allowed to go outside the stadium for a cigarette at half time. There is also a large television screen on the concourse showing Sky Sports. The stadium turnstiles are equipped with automatic turnstiles (where you insert your ticket into a bar code reader) but these don't yet seem to be in operation. My only real criticism was that I could hardly make out a single word that the stadium announcer said and that the bottom of my pie was burnt! Plus there didn't seem that there were any barriers in place at the front of the away section to prevent away fans entering the home sections. I know that this is normally not a worry, but in a more highly charged game....

Unlike most new stadiums which are situated way out of town in the middle of nowhere, the New York Stadium is
located close to the town centre. This not only means good transport links, but also a fair choice of eating and drinking outlets.

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Eric Twigg Foods Pukka Pies (West) Stand And KCM Recyling (North) Stand


Pukka Pies West Stand, New York Stadium

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Where To Drink?
There are a number of pubs in the nearby town centre, which are only a few minutes walk from the stadium. These include three Wetherspoon pubs. One of these; the Bluecoat (on the Crofts) is also CAMRA Good Beer Guide listed, whilst closer to the railway station is the Rhinoceros. These pubs though tend to have more a home feel about them. A better bet may be the Bridge Inn, which is located quite close to the railway station (turn right out of the station and the pub is across the road on the left). This pub which is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide serves beers from the Old Mill Brewery as well as guest beers and a real cider. This pub was welcoming towards away fans on my visit and it wasn't too bad to get served inside.

Colin Hall a visiting Leicester City fan adds; 'We discovered the Cutlers Arms on Westgate (turn right off the  Main Street), which turned out to be a most welcoming and hospitable tavern. It had a mixture of home and away fans and sold beers from the local Chantry’s brewery'.

Alcohol is also available inside the stadium in the form of: Fosters, John Smiths (Both £3 a pint), Bulmers (£3 a bottle), plus Red, White and Rose wines (£3.90 small bottle).

If travelling by train and changing at Sheffield station, then on the
station itself (Platform 1) is the Sheffield Tap which serves real ales and is run by the Thornbridge Brewery (please note though that no football colours are allowed).

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Ben Bennett (East) Stand


Ben Bennett
                  (East) Stand

How To Get There By Car & Where To Park

From the North:

Leave the M1 at Junction 34
and take the A6178 towards Rotherham. At the third roundabout called Ickles Roundabout take the first exit onto the A630 Centenary Way (signposted Doncaster), you will see the stadium on your right. You will pass the floodlights of Millmoor on your left and at the next roundabout (called the Masbrough roundabout with the Liquid night club on one corner) turn right onto Main Street and the entrance to the stadium is down on the right.

From the South:

Leave the M1 at Junction 33 and take the A630 towards Rotherham. After around two miles and crossing over three roundabouts you will reach the stadium on your right.
You will pass the floodlights of Millmoor on your left and at the next roundabout (called the Masbrough roundabout with the Liquid night club on one corner) turn right onto Main Street and the entrance to the stadium is down on the right.

Car parking at the stadium is for permit holders only. However there are a number of pay & display car parks located around the town centre. Otherwise there is some street parking available around the area of the Millmoor ground, which is around a 15 minute walk away from the visitors turnstiles. There is a multi storey car park located next to the Interchange Bus Station which costs £2.80 for four hours.

Map showing the location of the New York Stadium (at the bottom of this page).

Post Code for Sat-Nav: S60 1QY (nearby Police Station on Main Street)

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A Closer Look At The Eric Twigg Foods Pukka Pies (West) Stand


Pukka Pies West
                  Stand

By Train
The nearest railway station is Rotherham Central which only a five minute walk from the stadium. The stadium is located almost directly behind the railway station. As you come out of the main station entrance turn right along Bridge Street. Opposite the Bridge Inn is a footpath that goes along one side of the River Don down towards a Tesco Superstore. Walk along this footpath and then head towards the Tesco car park entrance. Turn left going up over the bridge across the river and then take the next right into Market Street. At the bottom of Market Street turn right into Main Street and the stadium entrance is down this road on the left.

Remember if travelling by train then you can save on the cost of fares by booking in advance. Visit the the trainline website to see how much you can normally save. Click on the trainline logo below:

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Admission Prices
The prices below are for tickets purchased in advance of matchday. Tickets bought on the day of the game can cost up to £2 more per ticket.

Home Fans:
KCM Recycling (North) Stand: Adults £23, Concessions £13, Under 18's £9, Under 13's £7
Eric Twigg Foods and Pukka Pies (West) Stand:
Adults £25, Concessions £15,
Under 18's £9, Under 13's £7
Beb Benett (East) Family Stand:
Adults £25, Concessions £15, Under 18's £9, Under 13's £7, Under 8's £2*

Away Fans:
Morrisons (South) Stand: Adults £23, Concessions £13, Under 18's £9, Under 13's £7

Concessions apply to Over 60's, Students, Members of the Armed Forces and the Disabled.

* Must be accompanied by a paying adult.

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Morrison (South) Stand


Morrison (Away)
                  Stand

Local Rivals
Barnsley, Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield United, Doncaster Rovers & Chesterfield.

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Programme
Official Programme: £3.

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Ground Layout


New York Stadium Rotherham United Layout

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Fixtures 2014-2015
Rotherham United FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).

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Disabled Facilities
For details of disabled facilities and club contact at the ground please visit the relevant page on the
Level Playing Field
website.  

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Record & Average Attendance
At The New York Stadium:
11,758 v Sheffield United
League One, September 7th 2013.

At Millmoor:

25,170 v Sheffield United,
Division 2, December 13th 1952.

Average Attendance:
2013-2014: 8,450 (League One)
2012-2013: 7,954 (League Two)
At Don Valley:
2011-2012: 3,498 (League Two)

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Fans Reviews Of The New York Stadium
Colin Hall (Leicester City) 5/8/14
Adam Chard (Bristol City) 29/3/14
Ashley Morris (Swindon Town) 12/10/13
Paul Willott (Preston North End) 10/8/13
Samuel Walker (Neutral) 27/4/13
Matthew Bowling (Fleetwood Town) 13/4/13
Andy Ford (Chesterfield) 16/2/13
James Prentice (Doing the 92) 27/10/12
Stuart Braidley (York City) 4/9/12
Michael Horsfall (Bradford City) 1/9/12
Mike Kimberley (Ninety-Two Club) 18/8/12
Sam Blackburn (Sheffield United) 31/7/12
Paul Davis (Doncaster Rovers) 24/7/12

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Hotel Accommodation
If you require hotel accommodation in the area then first try a hotel booking service provided by Late Rooms. They offer all types of accommodation to suit all tastes and pockets from; Budget Hotels, Traditional Bed & Breakfast establishments to Five Star Hotels and Serviced Apartments. Plus their booking system is straightforward and easy to use. Yes this site will earn a small commission if you book through them, but it will go to help with the running costs of keeping the Guide going. The Hotels listing also includes details of how far away the accommodation is located from the football ground.

Access their Rotherham Hotels and Guest Houses page.

Remember that you can use the above link or panel below to book any other hotels that you may need for business or leisure, either in the UK or abroad.


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Map showing the location of the New York Stadium, railway station and listed pubs



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Feedback
If anything is incorrect or you have something to add, please e-mail me duncan@footballgroundguide.com and I'll update the guide.


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Last Updated: 6 October 2014