On Saturday 20 th January 2018, Pompey supporters will be travelling to Rotherham United’s Aesseal New York Stadium, New York Way, Rotherham S60 1AH. A new stadium for most of us, set beside the River Don and close to the Millers original ground at Millmoor. The New York is totally enclosed and holds 12,000 all seated.
Blues fans will be housed in the Mears Group South Stand at one end of the ground. There has been snow up there in the last few days, so it will be cold. Check @PompeyfcCop on twitter for up to date travel information.
Getting to the New York Stadium
From the South, leave the M1 at Junction 33 and take the A630 towards Rotherham. Stay on the A630. At the first roundabout, the junction with A631, take the first exit. At the second roundabout take the second exit, at the third roundabout take the second exit, the A630. You will pass the floodlights of Rotherham’s old ground, Millmoor on your left and at the next roundabout [called the Masbrough roundabout with the Liquid nightclub on one corner] turn right onto Main Street and the entrance to the stadium is down on the right.
There is no away fan parking at the ground. There are a number of private parking areas around the ground, including a pay and display on Sheffield Road and an NCP car park in Rotherham town centre. There is some street parking around the area of the old Millmoor ground, which is about fifteen minutes walk from the away entrance at the New York stadium.
The nearest railway station to the ground is Rotherham Central which is about a ten minute walk from the New York Stadium. Trains to Rotherham Central run either via London St Pancras and Sheffield or London Kings Cross and Doncaster. The ground is located almost directly behind the railway station
and should be well signed.
As you come out of the main station entrance turn right along Bridge Street. Opposite the Bridge Inn is a footpath that goes along one side of the River Don. Walk along this footpath until you reach a car park and then head towards the car park entrance. Turn left going up over the bridge across the river and then take the next right into Market Street. At the bottom of Market Street turn right into Main Street and the stadium entrance is down this road on the left.
Where to eat and drink
There are plenty of places to eat in the town centre, including McDonalds, Subway and Greggs. Near the station, the Bridge Inn, Greasbrough Road, Rotherham S60 1QF serves beers from the Old Mill Brewery as well as guest beers and real cider. Nearby, The Trades, Greasbrough Road, S60 1RB, a live music venue, will also be open.The Cutlers Arms, Westgate, Rotherham S60 1BQ sells beers from the local Chantry’s Brewery. Also along Westgate is the New York Tavern, which also serves Chantry’s beers. Inside the ground there is a selection of pies, burgers, hotdogs and hot drinks. Alcohol is usually on
sale inside the ground.