New York Stadium (Rotherham)

Address: New York Way,
Rotherham,
South Yorkshire,
England,
S60 1FJ

Capacity: 11,000 (All-Seater) (Listed Tournament Capacity)

A fantastic, modern stadium with a really nice exterior and very practical interior. The New York Stadium is proving to be an excellent new home for its tenants.

For sponsorship reasons, the stadium is currently known as the AESSEAL New York Stadium. Built between 2011 and 2012, its has been the home of Rotherham United Football Club since its opening game on 21st July 2012, when Rotherham beat Barnsley 2-1.

The Millers had previously played at Millmoor between 1925 and 2008, when they were forced to leave the ground after talks with Ken Booth, the stadium’s owner, broke down. Rotherham played at the now closed Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield until 2012, when they moved into their current home.
You can still find Millmoor a short while northwest of the New York Stadium. It is occasionally still used for local football matches but has no professional tenants.

THE NEW YORK STADIUM WILL HOST FOUR GAMES AT UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2022:
FRANCE V ITALY (GROUP D) (SUNDAY 10TH JULY 2022) (KICK-OFF 20:00 BST)
FRANCE V BELGIUM (GROUP D) (THURSDAY 14TH JULY 2022) (KICK-OFF 20:00 BST)
ICELAND V FRANCE (GROUP D) (MONDAY 18TH JULY 2022) (KICK-OFF 20:00 BST)
WINNER OF GROUP D V RUNNER-UP OF GROUP C (QUARTER FINAL 4) (SATURDAY 23RD JULY 2022) (KICK-OFF 20:00 BST)

Location and Getting There

The New York Stadium gets its name not just from the area of land that it lies on, but also because of the former foundry that made the distinctive fire hydrants which you can find in New York City. The ground is just 0.5 miles south of Rotherham Town Centre, with the River Don running along the edge of its East Stand.

Given its location within the centre of Rotherham, getting there isn’t too much of a challenge.
Parking spaces are available near to the stadium’s vicinity, but you can easily find free parking within relatively close walking distance.

Rotherham Central Station is close to the Town Centre and less than 10 minutes walk away from the stadium, with the route going along the edge of the River Don.

Outside the Stadium

The largest stand of the four at the New York Stadium is the West Stand.
Its exterior is made mostly out of large red panels and glass windows, with the main bulk of these windows in the centre of the stand and along the base.
The Reception Entrance is in the middle of the stand, the Main Ticket Office and Rotherham United Club Shop are to the left of here, and the Players’ Entrance is to the right of here.
Turnstiles into the stand itself are found next to the northwest and southwest corners.

Continuing round in a clockwise direction brings you to the North Stand.
It is made mostly out of large grey panels with a brickwork base and cantilever roof. The stand's roof gradually drops down one section at a time from right to left, creating a staircase-like shape.
Turnstiles can be found near to the northeast and northwest corners, and out beyond the stand itself is the majority of the stadium’s car parking spaces.

The northeast corner holds a glass structure which leads to office space, and continuing round from here brings you to the East Stand, the smallest of the four.
Its exterior is made up mostly of white panels and brickwork at the base, with two large floodlights coming out of the roof at the top.
Turnstiles into the stand are based near to either corner, with further office space close to the stand’s centre.

The South Stand’s exterior is the same as the North Stand opposite, being made up mostly of large panels and a brickwork base with the cantilever roof gradually dropping down section-by-section, much like a staircase.
Turnstiles are based near to the southeast and southwest corners and out beyond the stand is another of the stadium’s car parks, though not as large and a different shape to the one at the opposite end.

Inside the Stadium

The West Stand is made up of a single tier of red seating.
There is a row of executive boxes at the very back and the area holding the matchday camera is up above this. In the centre of the stand is a second executive area and two disabled viewing platforms can be found near to the northwest and southwest corners. The changing rooms, dugouts and tunnel are all located in the West Stand.
There are no supporting pillars coming down from the roof and as a result your view of the pitch from any seat is perfectly clear.
Every row is also well protected by the stadium's enclosed design.

The North Stand is also single-tiered, with the letters RUFC spelt out in white amongst the rows of red seating. Despite the roof above gradually getting lower and lower as you go along, the back row of the North Stand seating area remains at a consistent height throughout.
Like the adjacent West Stand, there are no supporting pillars coming down from the roof and so your view of the pitch is perfectly clear.
Every row inside is also well protected by the stadium's enclosed design.

The East Stand is made up of a single tier of red seating with the letters MILLERS spelt out in white across the blocks. Towards the centre of the stand are two flat platforms that act as the disabled supporters' viewing areas.
No pillars come down from the roof above and so your view from any seat is perfectly clear.
Every row inside is also well protected by the stadium's enclosed design.
If you are sat towards the back of the opposite West Stand, you can look out beyond the smaller East Stand to the area of Rotherham behind it.

Much like its exterior, the inside of the South Stand is an near-exact carbon-copy of the North Stand opposite.
It consists of a single tier of red seating with the letters RUFC spelt out in white. The back row remains the exact same height all the way along despite the gradually dropping roof, and your view from any seat is perfectly clear as there are no pillars in the way, much like the rest of the New York Stadium.
Every row is well protected from the sides and from behind by the stadium's enclosed design.
The only difference between the South Stand and the North Stand opposite is an electronic scoreboard that hangs on the back wall behind the central blocks.

Both the South Stand and North Stand have a flat platform for disabled supporters close to one side. The North Stand’s platform is next to the northeast corner and the South Stand’s platform is next to the southeast corner.

Matchday Pubs

Pubs available to supporters on a matchday include:
-The Bluecoat (The Crofts, S60 2DJ) (A JD Wetherspoon Pub)

-The Bridge Inn (Greasbrough Road, S60 1RB) (Located near to Rotherham Central Station)

-The County (2 Bridgegate, S60 1PL) (Located near to Rotherham Central Station)

-The Cutlers Arms (29 Westgate, S60 1BQ)

-The Rhinoceros (35-37 Bridgegate, S60 1PL) (A JD Wetherspoon Pub)

Overview

The New York Stadium is brilliantly balanced both inside and out.
It's very well located within Rotherham and you cannot complain about the view from any seat inside, whilst every effort has been made to ensure that fans are treated to a very good experience on a matchday. An abundance of flat platforms for disabled supporters is also excellent.

A very nice football ground that’s well worth coming to see a game at.

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