1. Why were you looking
forward to going to the ground?
I was looking forward because it's a new stadium,
and it's a football ground that I haven't been to
2. How easy was the journey/finding ground/car
The ground was easy to find we just stuck with the
M62/M60, a very nice run through the hills as you
hit the Yorkshire Dales, it was actually quite
quiet for it being a Saturday afternoon. The
ground is easy to find as you follow the route to
the old ground and the new stadium soon appears,
you can't really miss it. We bought a car parking
permit for the stadium which we booked in advance,
so no worries there.
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy......
home fans friendly?
We arrived at the stadium and went straight into
the ground and just checked out the away stand
facilities which good.
4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first
impressions of away end than other sides of the
The ground does look very impressive from outside
and that continues inside, with circular
floodlights, very good leg room, good views from
every seat. The steps are quite steep so if you
are at the top you need to watch your step. The
ground is similar on all 4 sides and this
generated an okay atmosphere and quite a bit of
noise from the stands.
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere,
stewards, pies, facilities:
The atmosphere seemed to mostly coming from our
small number of travelling fans. The attendance
was 7,360, the home fans didn't make much
atmosphere which was disappointing. Rotherham took
the lead after 3 minutes when our keeper made a
poor clearance straight to a Rotherham forward,
who probably couldn't believe his luck and the
ball ended up in the bottom corner. Their lead was
short lived, when we equalised after a scramble in
the box the ball fell to David Ball who shot the
ball in the corner. The stewards seemed friendly
and didn't tell us to sit down during the game.
There was only pies on the food menu and the
people who I asked who had them said they were
okay but not great. Even though there was only one
catering facility in the stand, it wasn't a
problem as we only had around 300 fans in
attendance. The facilities were alright with two
toilet blocks in the in the stand which were more
than adequate. In the second half Rotherham
started to improve iand took the lead again
through Kieran Agard, after some poor defending by
Fleetwood. Unfortunately Fleetwood couldn't mount
a comeback an the game ended 2-1 to the home side.
6. Comment on getting away from the ground after
We had to wait for about 10/15 minutes in the car
park because the police made sure that all the
fans had gone away to the main road before they
let us out, when we eventually got out the journey
back was no problem at all, similar to the journey
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
Good day out overall, a very impressive
stadium. Although more of an atmosphere would have
been better. Annoyed that we lost because that
ended our play-off hopes for good. However, I
would recommend anyone to go to the stadium and I
would personally visit again.