New York Stadium
Rotherham United v Bradford City
Saturday September 1st 2012, 3pm
(Bradford City fan)
1The main reason that
I was looking forward to the match was that
matches between Rotherham and Bradford
generally generate a great atmosphere.
After a few years of watching this match at
the Don Valley I couldnít wait to taste the
atmosphere of the New York Stadium,
especially since we (Bradford City) had sold
out the 2,200 away end.
View From The Away Section
The game itself did not pan out as well as I had hoped. 1-0 down inside 2 minutes is never a good thing but to be 3-0 down by half time is even worse. Despite this, I must say that the atmosphere was excellent throughout by both sets of supporters. The stewards did seem a little petty though, bursting the hundreds of balloons at the front of the away end which held the game up for about 5 minutes.
Bradford City Fans At The Game
It was easy to get away from the ground after the game as far as the train station. If only it was as easy as that from then on. There was only 1 train an hour heading for Leeds and it only had 2 coaches which was not good when the station was heaving with football fans. I had to get a train to Doncaster and change which added about an hour to my journey.
All in all it was an excellent day out despite losing 4-0 in the end. I would recommend this ground to anyone wishing to attend an away game, although be aware that you may come away empty handed as Rotherham seem to have a new lease of life since moving from the Don Valley to the New York Stadium.
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