Home of Rotherham United FC

Opened 2012

Capacity 12,021

Rating: 4.4

(1982) Google Reviews

First time visiting. Great stadium. Looked clean & tidy, no litter around. Staff around the ground and inside were very friendly, smiley & polite. Brilliant atmosphere for the women's euros 2022 quarter final. Close to Rotherham interchange for car parking and public transport.
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4 months ago
A great day out. Came to watch MK Don's and we won 1-2. The food was fantastic the stadium seats were comfortable. The only thing is no disabled toilets
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9 months ago
Small sized stadium,home fans friendly in general. Nice fan zones in and outside the stadium including a mini museum/ exhibition of past pictures, trophies etc. Inside ground especially seating very dirty.
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3 months ago
A football ground that looks quite big from the outside but isn't. Staff were helpful. Good view of the match from the away stand and would go again.
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3 months ago
Superb nights entertainment. Netherlands V France. Every one semp happy to be at the match, the crowd was mixed. Good few Mexican Waves took place throughout the game. The stadium facilities were clear a nice tidy. Well marshalled. The ground looked superb lit up for the night match. Shame Netherlands lost.
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4 months ago
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History (from Wikipedia)

Rotherham United announced their intention to construct a new community stadium when they moved away from Millmoor to the Don Valley Stadium in May 2008 after a dispute with the ground owner Ken Booth.[2] In January 2010 the club purchased the former site of the Guest and Chrimes Foundry to be used for the new stadium.[3] Outline planning permission for the stadium was granted in November 2010, and the first images were sketched shortly after.[4]

The name of the stadium was announced as the 'New York Stadium' on 19 December 2011, chosen ahead of 'The Foundry' and 'The Waterfront Stadium'. The reason for the name is that the area of land that the stadium lies upon is called 'New York'
[5] and it was thought that it would be better to name the stadium after history and/or where the stadium is situated, like nearby stadiums Bramall Lane and Hillsborough. Also Guest and Chrimes used to make fire hydrants for New York City. Chairman Tony Stewart also hopes that the name could bring investment from New York City or further afield, as the New York Yankees chairman had recently said that he wanted to invest in an English football team.[6]

Construction started in June 2011 and the stadium was officially opened by 
Prince Edward, Duke of Kent on 12 March 2012.[7] The first game played at the stadium was a pre-season match between Rotherham and Barnsley, held on 21 July 2012.[8] The Millers won 2–1; the first goal in the stadium was scored by Jacob Mellis of Barnsley, and David Noble scored Rotherham's first goal in their new home.[8] The New York Stadium made its league debut on 18 August 2012, in which Rotherham beat Burton Albion 3–0,[9] Daniel Nardiello scoring the first competitive goal in the ground.[9]

The naming rights to the stadium were announced as having been bought by local company AESSEAL, in a press conference on 21 November 2014. Club chairman Tony Stewart said the deal was worth six figures annually, as a result of the deal. It was also suggested as being the biggest sponsorship deal of the club's history.
[10]

On 8 April 2016, 
England women's national football team played a UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying match versus Belgium at the stadium in front of 10,550 spectators.

On 17 August 2018, the funeral of entertainer 
Barry Chuckle was held at the stadium. Chuckle had been an honorary president of Rotherham United and was a regular at the team's matches.[11]

Design[edit]

The stadium has a 12,000 all-seated capacity, with the option to be able to increase the stadium's capacity if needed.[12] It cost approximately £17 million to construct.[8] The stadium includes The 1925 Club, a corporate hospitality suite.[13] Local businesses such as Norton Finance[14] and Premier Hytemp[15] were some of the first members.

At the beginning of the 2014–15 season, a large video screen was installed in the north west corner of the stadium.

Stands[edit]

North Stand

The North Stand, known as the KCM Recycling Stand for sponsorship reasons, and often referred to as the New Tivoli, is the kop stand of the stadium. The KCM Recycling Stand holds 2,000 home fans, and has the lettering of the club's initials – RUFC – in white across it. The stand is located behind one of the goals, opposite the away end.

West Stand
The West Stand, known as the Eric Twigg Pukka Pies Stand for sponsorship reasons, is the main stand of the stadium. It features the executive 1925 Lounge, and is the stand the players walk through when entering the field of play. It holds 4,000 home fans.

East Stand
The East Stand, known as the Ben Bennett Stand, is the stadium's family stand. It holds 4,000 home fans, as well as two built-in balcony-type structures for disabled people.

South Stand
The South Stand, known as the Mears Stand, is a 2,000-seater away stand. It is located behind a goal, with the family stand to the right, the main stand to the left, and the kop directly opposite.

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