A Few Facts About Rotherham's New York Football Stadium
Rotherhams New York Football Stadium was built on the site of the old Guest & Chrimes Foundry after a fire burnt down a warehouse that was situated directly where the new pitch has now been laid, you can still see some of the old historic Guest & Chrimes buildings on the North East side of the stadium.
The Millers New York Stadium was so named because from the late 19th century onwards Guest and Chrimes made fire hydrants on the site which were exported to New York, amongst other American cities. Indeed some of the older local residents are said to still call the area New York.
Site: The old Guest & Chrimes steelworks
Broke Ground: June 16th 2011
Opening: July 7th 2012
First Game Planned: July the 21st 2012
Seat Width: 500mm
Planned Services: Banqueting Facilities, Public Gym, Retail Space
Further Development: Phase 2 plans for a Hotel & Pub
Owner: Rotherham United Football Club & Rotherham Council
Operator: Rotherham United Football Club
Architects: S&P Architects & 3E Consulting Engineers
Contractors: Gleeds & GMI Construction
Surface: Grass with a Fibresand topsoil which is actually topsoil & grass combined
Pitch Camber: 270mm
Builders: Empire Stadiums
Previous Grounds: Don Valley 2008 - 2012 / Millmoor 1897 – 2008
Nearest Train Station: 500 metres
Nearest Bus Station: 700 meters
Height: The highest point is the west stand at 21m high.
Area: 3100sq metres
Directions to the Millers New Football Stadium
The Stadium is less than 2 miles from the M1 Junction 33 exit. From the north or the south leave the M1 at Junction 33 and follow the signs into Rotherham. At the first island take the 1st exit left signposted A630 Rotherham. At the second island take the 2nd exit past McDonalds and continue on to the next island from where you will see the New York stadium and the parking signs.