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READ | Matchday information v Huddersfield Town

14 October 2022

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READ | Matchday information v Huddersfield Town

14 October 2022

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Rotherham United return to AESSEAL New York Stadium for Sky Bet Championship action, when they welcome Huddersfield Town on Saturday at 12:30pm...

Ahead of the fixture, we would like to remind supporters of some important information…

Rotherham United would like to remind supporters that Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Huddersfield Town kicks off at the earlier time of 12:30pm as a result of being selected for live broadcast on Sky Sports.

The Millers welcome the Terriers to AESSEAL New York Stadium for an all-Yorkshire affair this weekend with the eyes of the nation set to tune in on Sky’s early kick off on Saturday - having been confirmed as one of the broadcaster's picks for TV in the September round of selections.

Matt Taylor takes charge of just his third match as manager of his new side with Town boss Mark Fotheringham also in the infancy of his tenure in the John Smith’s Stadium hotseat.

Tickets remain available for supporters to purchase ahead of this weekend’s game with prices and further information available to find HERE.

Having prided ourselves on making our football club a safe and inclusive environment in which everyone in our community can enjoy football here at AESSEAL New York Stadium, Rotherham United are delighted to be pledging our support to the Rainbow Laces and National Hate Crime Awareness Week campaigns.

The Millers are utilising Saturday's televised Sky Bet Championship fixture with Huddersfield Town to showcase our support for the campaigns and raise awareness of the need to make the sport a game for everyone.

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Across the country and the majority of the world, we have made great strides in order to allow individuals to flourish and reach their full potential, but as per Stonewall’s mantra the work will continue until everyone from an LGBTQ+ background feels free to be themselves and live their lives to the full.

As always, players from both teams will have the option of outwardly displaying their support by lacing up their boots with Stonewall’s rainbow laces, with the Millers skipper donning a multicoloured armband for the fixture whilst all four corners of AESSEAL New York Stadium will be adorned by rainbow coloured corner flags.

Of course, here at Rotherham United, we are determined to stamp out all forms of discrimination and hate crime, not just from our game but society as a whole.

This is why, as well as supporting Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign, we are also promoting the good work of South Yorkshire Police and charities such as Remedi during National Hate Crime Awareness Week. 

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National Hate Crime Awareness Week takes place between the 8th and 15th October and aims to bring people together in order to stand in solidarity with those affected by hate crime and educate people on the different types of discrimination.

Players from our first team squad have been keen to show their support to SYP’s ‘Hate Hurts’ initiative aimed at openly encouraging everyone to stand up and challenge all forms of hate and discrimination.

As part of their ongoing efforts to highlight the need to end social injustice in our society, and indeed, across the world, our first team players will be taking a knee before every game for a third successive season.

Within the squad there remains a committee that believe that the message of the need for equality that the gesture carries is still very much relevant and they will continue to take a knee until such time that they no longer believe it will have an impact.

 

 

Rotherham United would like to make both home and visiting supporters aware of the exit strategy which will be deployed following Saturday’s clash with Huddersfield Town  at AESSEAL New York Stadium.

A barrier plan 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.

Home supporters will exit the stadium grounds via Don Street.

Huddersfield Town fans will leave AESSEAL New York Stadium via New York Way.

We would like to once again encourage supporters who are attending this fixture to arrive in plenty of time ahead of the 12:30pm kick-off.

Having issued a similar message through the 2021/22 campaign – 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 would like to remind 2021/22 season ticket holders who have purchased again with us this year, that last season’s ticket card WILL work at the turnstiles as previously communicated.

The only people who need new season ticket cards will be those who have either changed categories or moved seats for the 2022/23 season.

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.

Supporters who are collecting tickets for the match can do so from the following locations. All tickets will be kept in the Red and White Shop until 11am at which point they will be sent to the following turnstiles:

  • Any tickets purchased in the Eric Twigg Pukka Pie West Stand - Turnstile 8
  • Any tickets purchased for the KCM Recycling North Stand - Turnstile 11
  • Any tickets purchased in the Ben Bennett Family East Stand or the South East Corner - Turnstile 15

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 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.

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English football has come together to toughen measures addressing fan behaviour at matches.

The new set of actions, which will be implemented across all English football leagues from the start of Season 2022/23 and backed by the Football Supporters’ Association, will target activity such as entering the pitch without permission, carrying or using smoke bombs or pyrotechnics and throwing objects - as well as drug use and discriminatory behaviour.

These acts are dangerous, illegal and have severe consequences. They have no place in football, or anywhere.   

From the start of Season 2022/23, all identified offenders will be reported by clubs to the police and prosecution could result in a permanent criminal record, which may affect their employment and education, and could result in a prison sentence. The FA will also be enforcing a tougher charging and sanctioning policy for clubs, which will reinforce these measures.  

Furthermore, anyone who enters the pitch and those identified carrying or using pyrotechnics or smoke bombs will now receive an automatic club ban. These bans could also be extended to accompanying parents or guardians of children who take part in these activities.  

The safety of everyone attending a matchday is the game’s collective priority. We know the behaviours carried out by some fans last season do not represent the majority of supporters and they risk ruining the fantastic experience of a football match for everyone. Therefore, we are working with clubs to highlight the important role that fans, clubs, players and coaches all have to play in helping to create a safe environment.  

Our strong and collective approach reflects how seriously we all view this issue and the severity of the risks. Nobody should be intimidated or assaulted in their workplace. The pitch must remain safe for players, managers and match officials, just as the stands should be for supporters.   

To further support this action, The FA, Premier League and EFL are working with police forces, the UK Football Policing Unit (UKFPU), and the Crown Prosecution Service to establish a new principle for cases relating to pyrotechnics and smoke bombs, as well as entering the pitch without permission. This will mean cooperating to achieve a prosecution in these cases will become the default response of the football authorities and criminal justice system, sending a clear and unambiguous message to all who break the law.      

Other measures to be implemented include working with clubs to enhance search regimes and increased use of sniffer dogs at grounds. We will also be working in partnership with our clubs, players and managers, the Government, broadcasters, the police and social media platforms in seeking to discourage the further growth or acceptance of these behaviours across English football.  This includes working with social media platforms to establish new ways of quicker removal of fan-generated videos of illegal behaviour at football matches, including violent offences and pitch invasions. It also includes asking the Government to reform regulations to restrict the supply of pyrotechnics and smoke bombs.   

Check out all the key information prior to your visit in our Away Fans' Guide, HERE.

Copies of our official matchday programme are available around AESSEAL New York Stadium for £3.

We’re really proud to be keeping an age-old tradition alive throughout the 2022/23 campaign and hope you're enjoying reading our programme.

This weekend's edition features new boss Matt Taylor as the cover star - on a Rainbow Laces-themed special - whilst inside are interviews with Peter Kioso and Lee Peltier alongside our usual features with Viktor Johansson giving us his 'Draft' 5-a-side team and Wes Harding talking through his Millers Yearbook.

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Rotherham United Community Sports Trust will once again be opening their GoalZone.

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 11am on Saturday but children attending must be accompanied by an adult.

Rotherham United would like to remind supporters that this weekend’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Huddersfield Town at AESSEAL New York Stadium has been selected for Sky Sports live broadcast and as a result, kicks off at the earlier time of 12:30pm on Saturday.

The TV selection means that iFollow Millers video match passes will NOT be available in any territories in which the match has been sold for broadcast.

However, the EFL have supplied us with the following list of countries in which the match will NOT be broadcast, meaning that any Millers fans in the following nations will be able to purchase iFollow Millers video match passes for the game:

 

  • Austria
  • Italy
  • Philippines
  • Romania
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand

 

Millers fans who don’t have Sky Sports but are wishing to tune into the game with us will still be able to purchase an iFollow Millers audio match pass for £2.50 to listen to full exclusive commentary of all the action on Satur

 

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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.

 

Referee - Jeremy Simpson

Assistant Referee 1 - Nigel Lugg

Assistant Referee 2 - Lee Venamore

Fourth Official - Oliver Langford

Rotherham United are delighted to inform supporters that we have now implemented a new Disabled Supporters’ Room on-site at AESSEAL New York Stadium, which will be in operation prior to Saturday's game with Huddersfield Town.

Going right back to when the designs of our new home were conceived, we have always strived to ensure that AESSEAL New York Stadium offers everyone the opportunity to watch the Millers in both comfort and safety and whilst our disabled facilities have come in for much praise from both home and away supporters alike over the years, we are always looking at ways in which we can improve our matchday experienced right across the board.

In conjunction with the Rotherham United Disabled Supporters’ Association, we have been able to take on board feedback from our own fans on the matters and as a result, we have been able to amend a number of our practices in line with such suggestions.

One such proposal has been to introduce a facility that our disabled fans can enjoy prior to our home games and we are delighted that this is something we are now able to offer, starting with tonight’s hosting of the Lions.

Working closely with our Community Sports Trust, the Millers will now be offering access to the new room which will be located on the ground floor of the Community Sports Trust area of the stadium, next to the players entrance.

Use of the room will mean that can provide our disabled supporters with a warm and comfortable environment in which to enjoy the build-up to matches at AESSEAL New York Stadium and will be open from 11am to 12:30pm.

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