Rotherham United can confirm that our meeting with Coventry City – scheduled to take place on Sunday 7th August 2022 – has been postponed in the interest of player safety following a pitch inspection by the match officials.
The playing surface at the Coventry Building Society Arena has undergone heavy usage due to its involvement in the Rugby 7s event of the 2022 Commonwealth Games and has subsequently been rendered unsafe to host tomorrow’s Sky Bet Championship clash between the Millers and the Sky Blues.
Officials inspected the surface at 6pm on Saturday evening, maximising the time that the Coventry City groundsmen were able to work on the pitch following the conclusion of the Rugby 7s matches and ahead of the scheduled second tier fixture, but to no avail.
Whilst we are, of course, disappointed that the fixture will not go ahead as planned, we will always prioritise the safety of our players and understand the match officials’ decision to postpone the game. We share the frustrations of our fans and apologise to those who had made travel plans to attend Sunday's match.
The two clubs are now in conversation regarding a new date for the fixture, which will be subsequently ratified by the EFL before being announced on www.themillers.co.uk.