Rotherham United will open the doors to AESSEAL New York Stadium for a Disabled Supporters Open Day on Thursday 2nd March 2023.
We are immensely proud of the facilities that we are able to offer to supporters here at our first team stadium and feel it important to showcase those to the wider community by hosting this event, which will enable both supporters and their carers to come down and see first-hand the resources that make AESSEAL New York Stadium so accessible.
The stadium, which celebrates it’s 10-year anniversary this season, boasts some of the most modern facilities available to disabled supporters alongside 360 seats for those fans and their carers across a number of superb vantage points around the stadium bowl.
This event will not just give Millers and potential new supporters the chance to take a look around the facilities that are available to disabled fans, but also the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes for a look at the first team dressing rooms and in the tunnel area, before heading pitchside whilst also stopping by the Les Payne Press Room.
The event will coincide with the official opening of our adult changing facility which is located in the Eric Twigg Foods Pukka Pies West Stand and has been made possible by the help of RMBC, giving those that need it an appropriate and dignified space in order to receive the privacy they deserve.
As well as a donation from Rotherham United Disabled Supporters Association, our Community Sports Trust received funding in order to implement the new facility, with the purpose-built space including adjustable ventures, sinks and toilets, with a shower and modern heating and lighting, making the room economically efficient.
Due to the subsequent tunnel restrictions brought on by the pandemic, this will be our first Disabled Facilities Open Event since October 2019 and we’re extremely excited to have the opportunity to showcase the facilities we have on offer and the further progress we have made in the last three years.
As well as our new adult changing facility, we also enlisted the help of RUDSA to launch our Accessibility Passports in October last year. Understanding the need to recognise that not all disabilities are visible and that some supporters may be impaired by a condition that doesn’t physically present itself to the public, we were determined to do everything we could to ensure equality for everyone, not just our supporters but people everywhere.
The event will take place on Thursday 2nd March, during three different time slots which are listed below:
Supporters can book themselves on this event by clicking here or by scanning the below QR code.
For more information, contact 01709 727767 or email email@example.com.