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READ | Club Statement - Stoppage in game versus Sheffield Wednesday

28 October 2020

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Rotherham United can confirm that the Sky Bet Championship fixture with Sheffield Wednesday on Wednesday night was temporarily halted due to safety concerns surrounding an unauthorised drone in the airspace around AESSEAL New York Stadium.

The object was identified by members of the stewarding staff during the first half of the match and subsequently brought to the attention of the match officials who stopped the game – taking the players off the field of play – as a safety precaution. 

Working alongside South Yorkshire Police, the Club have identified the offending party and the drone has been seized. 

Following the initial enquiries made by South Yorkshire Police, we have deduced that the drone’s presence in the stadium’s airspace was not a threat.  

The Club will now work alongside South Yorkshire Police to determine whether any further action is deemed necessary. 

The Club will be making no further comment on the matter at this time.   

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