Rotherham United can confirm that the club has chosen temporarily to cap the capacity of AESSEAL New York Stadium at 9,999 meaning that supporters will NOT have to show Covid-19 certification to gain entry to our first team fixtures.
With our capacity already reduced to 10,600 as a result of the ongoing bridge repair works on Don Street and having not welcomed an attendance of 10,000 or more this season, the club has taken the decision to temporarily limit our capacity to 9,999, meaning those attending AESSEAL New York Stadium will not be required to show relevant covid-related documentation on arrival.
Nevertheless, it is our responsibility as a cornerstone of the local community to remain vigilant and set an example when it comes to limiting the spread of the disease.
We will, therefore, be continuing to enforce measures including the requirement to wear a mask (for anyone aged 11+) whilst in any indoor areas – including concourses and hospitality lounges – unless eating or drinking, or where medically exempt.
Good practice for limiting the spread of the virus will also be encouraged including messaging around the regular washing and sanitising of hands, social distancing from others (where possible) and not attending fixtures prior to which you feel unwell or are showing symptoms of the virus.
The club has extensively discussed the above matter and also studied the remaining home fixtures in 2021/22, and with the exception of any potential future cup ties, believe that it is unlikely that we will surpass crowds of 9,999. In the event that a league fixture looks likely to reach or exceed the capacity of 9,999, the club will reserve the right to reduce the away attendance or revisit this matter entirely and introduce a Covid certification scheme.
Following the recent announcement, the club have taken the time to update policies in place to ensure your safety when attending matches on both the terraces and in hospitality areas.
We would encourage you to familiarise yourself with the Supporters’ Code of Conduct and the Hospitality Code of Conduct which can be found below ahead of any upcoming home fixtures:
Will I need Covid certification for fixtures away from home?
We would like to remind supporters that all clubs are addressing the new guidance on an individual basis, meaning that we may travel to away fixtures where it is a requirement to display Covid certification to attend.
We will endeavour to liaise with all of our upcoming opponents prior to our visit to establish whether or not our supporters do require any documentation and will publicise this information in the ticketing information and on our website ahead of the fixtures.