Club: Rotherham United FC | Opening: 2012 | Capacity: 12,000 seats
History and description
New York Stadium was built to provide Rotherham United with a new permanent home after they were forced to leave their traditional home Millmoor and temporarily move into Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield.
Rotherham obtained planning permission in 2010, and started construction in the summer of 2011. The stadium came at a cost of £20 million.
Rotherham gradually opened the New York Stadium in the summer of 2012 with a series of events. They played their first league match at the New York Stadium on the 18th of August 2012 against Burton Albion (3-0).
The stadium derived its name from the Guest and Chimes steel factory that once stood at the site, and which used to manufacture the fire hydrants for the city of New York.
New York Stadium has a total of 600 VIP places. The stadium can be easily expanded with another 4,000 seats.
New York Stadium is located just west of Rotherham’s town centre with only the river Don separating the two. The walk from the town centre as well as Rotherham Central rail station takes only 5 to 10 minutes.
There are direct trains to Rotherham from Sheffield and Doncaster.
If arriving by car from the M1, exit at either junction 33 or 35. Follow the A630 or A629 toward Rotherham’s town centre. At the Masbrough roundabout take Main Street toward the town centre (Westgate) and turn right into Don Street.
Address: New York Way, Rotherham S60 1AH
Tickets for Rotherham United games can be bought online, by phone +44 (0) 8444 140737, at the Ticket Office at the New York Stadium, or at the Rotherham Visitor Centre at 40 Bridgegate in the town centre.
Tickets are also available on the gate on the day of the match.
Tickets cost either £20.00 for a seat at one of the ends or £22.00 for a seat at one of the sides. Tickets are £2.00 cheaper if bought in pre-sale.
Relevant Internet links
Themillers.co.uk – Official website of Rotherham United FC.
Newyorkstadium.net – Official website of New York Stadium.
Rotherham.gov.uk – Rotherham visitor information.
Nationalrail.co.uk – Check train times and fares.