Information for supporters heading to Rotherham tomorrow…
What is the ground like?
Rotherham play at the AESSEAL New York Stadium which has a total capacity of 12,000.
The new stadium cost in the region of £20 million to build and is located close to their old Millmoor ground where they played for 101 years. The area around the ground is historically known as New York (hence the stadium name) and is built on the site of the old Guest & Chrimes factory.
Away fans are situated in the Mears Stand at one end of the stadium, where around 2,500 supporters can be accommodated. If only a small amount of away support is expected then part of the Ben Bennett East Stand (towards the Mears South Stand) is allocated instead.
There are several pubs in the nearby town centre, which are a short walk from the stadium. These include three Wetherspoon pubs.
One of these, the Bluecoat (on the Crofts), is also CAMRA Good Beer Guide listed, whilst closer to the railway station is the Rhinoceros. These pubs though tend to have a more home feel about them. A better bet may be the Bridge Inn, which us located quite close to the railway station (turn right out of the station and the pub is across the road on the left.
Travelling by road
Leave the M1 at Junction 34 and take the a6178 towards Rotherham. At the third roundabout called Ickles Roundabout take the first exit onto the A630 Centenary Way (signposted Doncaster), you will see the stadium on your right. You will pass the floodlights of Millmoor on your left and at the next roundabout turn right onto Main Street and the entrance to the stadium is down on the right.
Travelling by train
The nearest railway station is Rotherham Central which is only a five minute walk from the New York Stadium. The stadium is located almost directly behind the railway station.
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(via football ground guide)