Rotherham United are in Sky Bet League One action on Saturday 1st January, when they welcome Bolton Wanderers to AESSEAL New York Stadium for a 3pm kick off.
Ahead of the fixture with Wanderers, we’d like to remind supporters of some important information…
We would like to once again encourage supporters who are attending this fixture to arrive in plenty of time ahead of the 3pm kick off.
Having issued a similar message prior to our recent Sky Bet League One fixtures – which yielded a more positive outcome with supporters entering the turnstiles with greater ease – we are once again asking that fans arrive at AESSEAL New York Stadium in plenty of time and familiarise themselves with the new ticket scanning process at the stadium.
Having ironed out a number of early teething issues which were experienced following the return of supporters, we are keen to ensure that our fan base is now up-to-speed with how to gain access using both season card and matchday tickets.
For those who are not yet familiar with the new turnstile access control system, we have produced the below video tutorial, which we hope will be hopeful to supporters prior to their arrival at the stadium.
🎫| A reminder of the changes to the ticket scanning process ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.August 7, 2021
AESSEAL New York Stadium Covid protocol update
Rotherham United are reminding supporters attending games at AESSEAL New York Stadium to bring a face covering, following recent Government announcement regarding the new measures which have been put in place.
Face-coverings must be worn while on the concourse at AESSEAL New York Stadium, with the exception of when you are eating or drinking.
These must be worn by all supporters over the age of 11, unless medically exempt, whilst entering the stadium and whilst in the concourse areas.
Rotherham United can confirm that supporters WILL NOT be required to show a Covid vaccination passport or proof of a negative lateral flow test for this Saturday's Sky Bet League One meeting with Bolton Wanderers.
Supporters continue to be encouraged to follow Government guidance and should not attend AESSEAL New York Stadium if you have any symptoms of Covid or you are required to self-isolate.
Elior UK continuing to encourage card payments on stadium concourse kiosks
As we continue to work towards speeding up food and drink services on matchdays, our catering partners at Elior UK would like to once again encourage card payments on the concourse kiosks.
While cash will still be accepted, we would again like to take this opportunity to encourage fans to use card payments, which remains the quickest and most convenient way to pay on a matchday.
Having noted feedback from supporters about queuing times and whilst continuing to work closely with Elior UK, we remain committed to achieving the best supporter experience possible at AESSEAL New York Stadium.
Don Street to remain closed
We would like to remind supporters of the ongoing works on Don Street, which usually provides an access and egress route to and from the AESSEAL New York Stadium.
Access to and from the stadium via Don Street has been restricted since supporters returned for the 2021/22 campaign and following recent discussions with the Council, the club can confirm that Don Street will remain closed for both vehicles and pedestrians until all road and bridge works have reached completion.
New York Way will now be the primary access and egress route for vehicular traffic while pedestrians will continue to use New York Way and the car park located the rear of Riverside House.
We would once again like to thanks supporters for their patience and understanding regarding this.
Barrier Plan/Exit Strategy
Rotherham United would like to make both home and visiting supporters aware of the exit strategy which will be deployed following this evening's meeting with Bolton Wanderers.
A barrier plan – similar to those utilised during previous fixtures that have drawn big crowds – will be used following the full-time whistle in an attempt to keep home and away supporters safe as they leave AESSEAL New York Stadium.
The club have been in discussions with the construction company responsible for the ongoing works on the Goit at Don Street, who have made provisions to allow us to utilise the road as a means of leaving on-foot following Saturday’s game.
Home supporters will exit the stadium grounds via the egress points at Riverside House and the top of Don Street.
Bolton Wanderers fans will leave AESSEAL New York Stadium via New York Way.
Rotherham Remembers tribute set to take place at around 2:50pm prior to Bolton fixture
We are once again asking supporters to join in our annual tribute, which will see the names of our loved ones printed in the official matchday programme, as we invite supporters to join in applauding the names of the Millers who sadly passed away during 2021, as they appear on the big screen.
This tribute is expected to take place at around 2:50pm on the day of the match, so we would urge any supporters wanting to pay their respects to get in the ground early.
The last two years have been challenging for everyone and as we enter 2022, we believe it to be just as important as ever to celebrate the lives of our beloved Millers who are sadly no longer with us.
The club would once again like to thank everyone that has sent in names to be included and remind fans that the deadline for submissions has now sadly passed.
Visiting us as an Away Fan?
Check out all the key information prior to your visit in our Away Fans' Guide, HERE.
Making your first trip to AESSEAL New York Stadium?
We have a full page dedicated to providing information for First Time Fans which can be found HERE.
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