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)
Morrisons (South) Stand (photo)
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
New York Stadium Location Map
|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.
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.
|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.
Special thanks to Owen Pavey for
supplying the photos for this page.
|What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?|
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
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.
|Where To Drink?|
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. 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
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).
|How To Get There By Car & Where To Park|
From the North:
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.
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.
|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.
KCM Recycling (North) Stand: Adults £18, Concessions £10, Under 16's £6
Eric Twigg Foods and Pukka Pies (West) Stand: Adults £20, Concessions £12, Under 16's £7
Beb Benett (East) Family Stand: Adults £20, Concessions £12, Under 16's £7, Under 8's Free*
Morrisons (South) Stand: Adults £18, Concessions £10, Under 16's £6
Concessions apply to Over 60's, Students, Members of the Armed Forces and the Disabled.
* Must be accompanied by a paying adult.
|Barnsley, Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield United, Doncaster Rovers & Chesterfield.|
|Official Programme: £3.|
|Rotherham United FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).|
|For details of disabled facilities and club contact at the ground please visit the relevant page on the Level Playing Field website.|
|Record & Average Attendance|
|At The New York
11,441 v Burton Albion,
League Two, August 18th 2012.
25,170 v Sheffield United,
Division 2, December 13th 1952.
Average Attendance (at Don Valley):
2011-2012: 3,498 (League Two)
2010-2011: 3,667 (League Two)
2009-2010: 3,817 (League Two)
|Fans Reviews Of The New York Stadium|
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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|Map showing the location of the New Tork Stadium, railway station and listed pubs|
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