Rotherham United would like to provide supporters with some important matchday information ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League One hosting of Portsmouth at AESSEAL New York Stadium.
The Millers are returning to league action following a break in the fixture list due to last weekend’s trip to Charlton Athletic being rearranged due to international call-ups.
We have provided some useful match information below.
Restart a Heart Campaign
Rotherham United have teamed up with Yorkshire Ambulance Services (YAS) to promote the importance of CPR, by dedicating tomorrow’s fixture to Restart a Heart Day.
The Restart a Heart campaign aims to give everyone the knowledge to perform CPR and fans will be given the opportunity to learn the life-saving skill at Saturday’s match. Watch out for the CPR Anywhere video on the big screens.
Ahead of Saturday’s with Portsmouth, we would like to once again encourage supporters who are attending the fixture to arrive in plenty of time ahead of the 3pm kick off.
Having issued a similar message prior to our recent home 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.
We remain confident that we have now successfully ironed out a number of early teething issues which were experienced following the return of supporters alongside our access control partners and we are keen to ensure that our fan base is now up-to-speed with how to gain access using both season cards and match-day 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 helpful to supporters prior to their arrival at the stadium.
Don Street to remain closed until December
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 competition,..
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 at the rear of Riverside House.
We would once again like to thank supporters for their patience and understanding regarding this.
Rotherham United Community Sports Trust will once again be opening their GoalZone - which had been closed throughout the Covid-19 pandemic - for Saturday's fixture with Portsmouth.
The entertainment facility is free to enter to supporters who are season ticket holders or have purchased tickets for the match, with pre-match entertainment provided for kids who are arriving early for the game.
The centre is now on the ground floor of the Community offices, located on the ground floor of the Eric Twigg Foods West Stand, near the Players' Enterance.
Resident club mascot Miller Bear frequently pops in to say hello on matchdays too, so come along and check it out.
The Goal Zone is open from 1:30pm on Saturday, but children attending must be accompanied by an adult.
Supporters based in the UK who are unable to attend tomorrow's match can purchase an iFollow Millers audio pass, priced at £2.50.
Supporters who are based overseas will be able to buy a £10 video streaming pass (as this fixture has not been selected for international broadcast).
If you’re in the UK and can’t make it to the game, iFollow Millers audio passes are available to purchase for £2.50, here.
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.