Rotherham United are in action at AESSEAL New York Stadium for the final time in the regular 2021/22 Sky Bet League One season, when they take on Oxford United for a 3pm kick off.
Ahead of this fixture, we’d like to remind supporters of some crucial information.
Minute’s applause planned prior to Oxford game in memory of Harold Wilcockson
Rotherham United will pay tribute to Harold Wilcockson with a minute’s applause prior to Saturday’s Sky Bet League One fixture with Oxford United at AESSEAL New York Stadium.
As a mark of respect, everyone in the ground will join in a pre-kick off period of applause which will start and end on the referee’s whistle.
We would like to thank everyone in advance for joining us in remembering Harold.
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 – Previous purchase history required
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.
Tickets for Saturday’s game with Oxford United will only be available for supporters with previous purchase history, this includes season ticket holders and Millers Mayday members who wish to purchase any additional tickets for family or friends.
Criminal offence to enter field of play
Ahead of Saturday’s hosting of Oxford United, we would like to take this opportunity politely remind supporters that it is a criminal offence to enter the field of play at any time.
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.
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 Oxford United.
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.
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.
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 Oxford United 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 defender Michael Ihiekwe as the cover star, whilst containing interviews with Ross Burbeary and Jamie Lindsay alongside our usual features.
Grab yours for £3 from around the AESSEAL New York Stadium!
With this fixture being a regular 3pm kick off, there will be NO video match passes available for Millers fans unable to make the game to buy.
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.
NCS Takeover game
Rotherham United Community Sports Trust have collaborated with the National Citizen Service and mental health charity YoungMinds in an attempt to raise some much needed funds and awareness regarding the subject of mental health for young people.
Volunteers from the NCS programme will be on hand around AESSEAL New York Stadium ahead of Saturday’s meeting with Oxford United, with all proceeds from any donations made going towards mental health charities.
Popular club mascot Miller Bear will also be getting involved, with young fans encouraged to try their hand at our exciting ‘name the teddy’ game, where supporters will be given the opportunity to pick a name for a Rotherham United themed teddy bear!
Players from the Millers first team have also been keen to get involved and will be proudly sporting NCS warm-up jerseys prior to the crucial Sky Bet League One game with Yellows.