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READ | Matchday Information v Charlton Athletic

8 April 2022

Rotherham United are back at AESSEAL New York Stadium on Saturday, when they welcome Charlton Athletic for a Sky Bet League One clash, which kicks off at 3pm.

Ahead of this fixture, we’d like to remind supporters of some important information.

 

Arrive Early

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 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.

 

Tickets

Having ironed out a number of early teething issues which were experienced following the return of supporters, we are keen to ensure that our fanbase is now up-to-speed with how to gain access using both season cards 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 helpful to supporters prior to their arrival at the stadium.

 

 

Football Stands Together

 

Ahead of the game, volunteers from our Community Sports Trust will be on hand at AESSEAL New York Stadium to collect essential items for all those impacted by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

Donations can be made in the North West corner of the stadium, with a whole range of supplies accepted.

 

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AEESEAL New York Stadium Covid protocol update

Rotherham United are encouraging supporters attending games at AESSEAL New York Stadium to continue to wear a face covering – although this is no longer compulsory in indoor areas following the latest change to government advice.

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 Charlton Athletic.

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.

 

Pre-match playlist

In an attempt to try and harness the feel-good factor - which came along with those euphoric post-match scenes at Wembley following the Papa Johns Trophy final - we are encouraging supporters to come in a bit earlier than normal as we try and ramp up the volume levels to help Paul Warne and his side ahead of three big home games – starting this weekend with a clash against Charlton Athletic.

We need to make the ‘home advantage’ count and if we can get this place rocking as it was on nights like Preston North End in the Sky Bet League One Play-offs and Aldershot on the day that the Millers were promoted from League Two, we know the players will respond in giving their all on the pitch.

The songs which have been selected by the first team coaching staff and will be played during the warm-up are as follows:

Mr. Brightside – The Killers

Sweet Disposition - The Temper Trap

Roll With It – Oasis

Not 19 Forever – The Courteeners

Bet That You Look Good On the Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys

I Will Wait – Mumford and Sons

Hard To Beat – Hard Fi

What You Know – 2 Door Cinema Club

Pompeii – Bastille

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Millers and Community Sports Trust to celebrate ‘More than Football’ themed day at Charlton home fixture

 

Rotherham United will celebrate the fantastic work performed year-round by our Community Sports Trust ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League One meeting with Charlton Athletic as we dedicate the fixture to their “More than Football” project.

Following the Wembley celebrations, the club has turned to shining a light on the brilliant work which is carried out in collaboration with our wonderful Community Sports Trust on a day-to-day basis as part of the EFL’s first-ever ‘Week of Action’ which kicked off on Monday 4th April.

Read more here.

 

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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.

 

We are committed to ensuring that Rotherham United is a place where everyone can enjoy football...

If you hear abuse of any kind whilst in and around our stadium grounds, we encourage you to report it using our anonymous mobile service.

Full information on how to report can be found HERE.

 

Don Street reopens to pedestrians as bridge works near conclusion

Rotherham United are pleased to confirm that supporters attending Saturday’s Sky Bet League One fixture with Charlton Athletic will once again be able to use Don Street as an access and egress route on foot, although it will remain closed temporarily to vehicular traffic.

As has been previously communicated, the club were required to take measures to temporarily reduce the capacity of AESSEAL New York Stadium whilst the works were ongoing. These capacity restrictions will remain in place until the works reach their conclusion - which we do not anticipate being much further into the footballing calendar.

We would once again like to thank our supporters for their patience and understanding on this matter over the course of this season. We appreciate that the arrangements have not been ideal - particularly at well-attended home fixtures - but would reaffirm that every decision has been made with supporter safety at the forefront of our minds.

 

Get your programmes!

Get your hands on the latest edition of our official matchday programme, the New York Way, which features interviews with Will Grigg and Chiedozie Ogbene.

Grab yours for £3 from around the AESSEAL New York Stadium!

 

iFollow Millers

Audio passes are available for £2.50, here.

 

GoalZone open

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.

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' Entrance.

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.

 


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