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READ | Matchday Information v Middlesbrough

28 April 2023

Club News

READ | Matchday Information v Middlesbrough

28 April 2023

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Rotherham United host Middlesbrough on Monday 1st May for their final home game of the 2022/23 campaign. Ahead of the fixture, you can read our matchday information guide, here.

Rotherham United would like to remind supporters that Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship hosting of Middlesbrough on Monday 1st May will kick-off at the slightly earlier time of 1pm.

 

 

Rotherham United would like to make both home and visiting supporters aware of the exit strategy which will be deployed following Monday’s clash with Middlesbrough 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.

Middlesbrough 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 1pm 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 The New York Way are available for £3, containing the usual columns with Chairman Tony Stewart and Manager Matt Taylor, along with our popular My Millers Yearbook and The Draft features.

Monday's edition contains interviews with Domingos Quina, Richard Wood and Viktor Johansson. 

Get your copy around AESSEAL New York Stadium on Monday!

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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 Monday but children attending must be accompanied by an adult.

UK and overseas supporters will be able to WATCH this fixture by purchasing a video match pass for £10.

Buy yours here. 

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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.

As we approach the final home game of the 2022/23 campaign, Rotherham United would like to remind supporters that the club can and will be sanctioned for any instances of anti-social behaviour or pitch encroachment.

The football club operates a ZERO tolerance policy towards all forms of anti-social behaviour and we would like to reiterate that anyone found guilty of entering the field of play at any time will face a ban and police action.  

Towards the end of the 2021/22 campaign, we saw instances of serious assaults on players and other individuals across the divisions where spectators entered the field of play illegally and whilst we understand that the guilty parties are very much in the minority, football clubs throughout the country will be doing everything in their power to ensure that there is not a repeat of such occurrences for behaviour that has absolutely no place in our game.  

Whilst we remain firmly of the belief that the actions of a small group of individuals absolutely do not represent the majority of the Rotherham United fan base, or football fans as a whole, we would like to reiterate the potential consequences of anti-social behaviour.  

Clubs throughout the pyramid have been contacted by the footballing authorities reminding them of the potential consequences of such actions and the correspondence included a reminder that any further incidents will result in the club being sanctioned with financial penalties or worse. 

It goes without saying that as a club - and fanbase - we want to avoid facing sanctions of this nature at all costs. 

The strong and collective approach adopted by clubs across the pyramid reflects how seriously we all view this issue and the severity of the risks that encompass it. The pitch must remain safe for players, managers and match officials, just as the stands should be for supporters.  

Staying off the field of play this afternoon will allow the players and staff the opportunity to show their thanks to the fans for their fantastic support this season.

Once again, we would like to thank the thousands of Rotherham United supporters who represent the town and club badge in line with our core values and look forward to seeing you for the remaining Sky Bet Championship fixtures.  

Rotherham United Manager Matt Taylor has made us aware of his desire to bring his players and staff back out onto the field of play after the full time whistle for a lap of appreciation to thank the fans for their support throughout the 2022/23 season.

The could would like to reaffirm that this will only be possible if there are no pitch incursions and supporters remain in the stands following the full time whistle.

 

Referee - K. Stroud 

Assistant Referee 1 - N. Lugg

Assistant Referee 2 - G. Byrne

Fourth Official - S. Martin

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 Monday's game with Middlesbrough. 

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.

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 1pm.

For the latest news from RUDSA, you can follow them on twitter @OfficialRUDSA or on Facebook by searching OfficialRUDSA.

Rotherham United

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Outfield: Red and White shirts, white shorts and socks.

 

 

Blackburn Rovers

Goalkeeper: Silver shirts, Silver shorts and Silver socks.

Outfield: Navy shirts, Navy shorts and Navy socks.

Our resident club mascot Miller Bear loves meeting supporters young and old!

He'll be on-site at AESSEAL New York Stadium throughout the day and will happily post for photos and sign autographs, so please be sure to say 'hello' if you see him around.

Check out his social media on Twitter here!


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