Rotherham United vs Southend United


Rotherham United vs Southend United

Saturday 14th March 2020

AESSEAL New York Stadium

15.00pm Kick Off

In stock

Pick up locations & departure times

  • 07.35am – Kent Elms
  • 07.40am – The Bell PH (A127 Arterial Road)
  • 07.45am – Blue Boar PH (Bus stop opposite pub)
  • 07.50am – Palace Theatre Bus Stop
  • 07.55am – The Elms Public House
  • 08.00am – Hadleigh …London Rd (top of Woodfield Rd)
  • 08.10am – Tarpots (Bus stop nearest Sadlers Farm roundabout)
  • 08.15am – Pitsea (Bus stop, opposite the Aldi, High Road)
  • 08.20am – Watermill Bus stop… (Eastmayne, opposite Longmans Motors)
  • 08.25am – Fortune of War – (A127 London Bound – Big Layby just before FOW Junction)

Information for this trip

The New York Stadium was opened in 2012 and is located not far away from their old Millmoor ground where they played for 101 years. The area of Rotherham where the ground is located is historically known as New York (hence the stadium name) and is built on the site of the old Guest & Chrimes factory. Set beside the River Don, the stadium from the outside looks far larger than its 12,000 capacity and is quite striking in its design. It is totally enclosed and all seated.

On one side is the Eric Twigg Foods Pukka Pies (West) Stand. This is the largest of the four single tiered stands. It is unusual in so much that the middle seated area of the stand is situated at a lower level than either of the wings. There is an executive area above this with seating outside and yet further above is a television gantry, set into the red paneled wall. The other sides of the stadium are much smaller in size. Both ends are virtually identical, except that the Mears (South) Stand has a small electric scoreboard situated at the back of it. On the remaining side is the Ben Bennett (East) Stand, which is slightly less tall than both the ends. This simple looking stand has two large areas built into the front of the stand for the use of disabled supporters. There is a large video screen situated in the North West corner.

The most interesting feature inside the stadium is the roof. This descends down from the West Stand over the ends is large ‘steps’ eventually meeting the East Stand. A large amount of transparent perspex has been used in the roof to allow more light to reach the playing surface and improve their overall look. On the roof of the East Stand are two futuristic-looking floodlight pylons that are supplemented by a row of lights above the West Stand.

In November 2014 the stadium was renamed the AESSEAL New York Stadium in a five-year corporate sponsorship deal.


Rotherham United vs Southend United