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READ | Matchday Information v Blackburn Rovers

13 January 2023

Club News

READ | Matchday Information v Blackburn Rovers

13 January 2023

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Rotherham United return to AESSEAL New York Stadium for Sky Bet Championship action, when they welcome Blackburn Rovers 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 hosting of Blackburn Rovers will kick-off at the slightly earlier time of 12:30pm.

The Millers were set to host Rovers at 3pm on Saturday 14th January, but the fixture was moved to an earlier slot of 12:30pm after being selected for live Sky Sports coverage.

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

Rotherham United and Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are incredibly proud to be dedicating this afternoon’s Sky Bet Championship fixture with Blackburn Rovers to spreading the word about the excellent work carried out by the Rotherham branch of Samaritans.
Every 10 seconds, Samaritans responds to a call for help.
They arehere, day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure. Samaritans is not only for the moment of crisis, they take action to prevent the crisis.
They give people ways to cope and the skills to be there for others. And encourage, promote and celebrate those moments of connection between people that can save lives. They offer listening and support to people and communities in times of need.
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In prisons, schools, hospitals and on the rail network, Samaritans are working with people who are going through a difficult time and training others to do the same. Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy, and Samaritans’ vision is that fewer people die by suicide. That’s why they work tirelessly to reach more people and make suicide prevention a priority.
Whenever it comes to mental health, we always look to use our voice as a pillar of the local community to implore people NOT to suffer in silence.We do this because there are lots of amazing organisations out there like Samaritans who can use their expertise to help–and do so in a way that makes the person receiving it feel understood. It makes us incredibly proud to be welcoming representatives from Samaritans Rotherham here with us for our game against Blackburn Rovers. As well as attending the fixture, they will be set up on the forecourt of AESSEAL New York Stadium to share information on the services they provide the people in our community with.
Rotherham Samaritan Volunteers have willingly given their time to help people in the Rotherhamarea for more than 40 years. In 2019 and 2020 they answered 14,796 phone calls and met people in branch 49 times and reached out to people outside of the branch.
Rotherham Samaritans are a proactive dedicated team of volunteers providing emotional non-judgemental support to people experiencing feelings of distressor despair. The Percy Street branch opened over 40 years ago and has been providing phone and face to face support for many years.
Their team of over 50 volunteers keep the branch phones answered, and visitors seen, as well as fundraising to keep it running. They also provide outreach support to organisations that want to know more about Samaritans and what they do.
Whilst we hope that nobody finds themselves in a situation to need the support of Samaritans, we must reiterate that if you do, you shouldn’t hesitate to get in touch with them. They provide an amazing service thanks to a devoted team of people who understand how to deal with some of the most difficult situations imaginable.
Remember, never suffer in silence.

Contact us

116 123 free from any phone

0330 094 5717 local call charges apply

22 Percy St

Rotherham S65 1ED

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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 Blackburn Rovers  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.

Blackburn Rovers 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.


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.

Rotherham United’s official matchday programme The New York Way will feature a commemorative centre spread including the names of supporters who we so sadly lost throughout the year of 2022.

Our annual Rotherham Remembers tribute will be taking place on Saturday prior to the hosting of Blackburn Rovers at AESSEAL New York Stadium, as we remember the Millers players, staff and supporters we have lost during the last 12 months.

As well as appearing on the big screen prior to kick off, the names of supporters which were submitted before the cut-off point will appear in Saturday’s programme, with a limited run to be made available, priced at £3.

The 'Rotherham Remembers' page has been placed in the centre spread to allow Millers supporters to easily pull it out and have it as a keepsake for years to come.

We anticipate this particular edition of The New York way to be in-demand, so we would urge supporters wishing to purchase a copy to do so at their earliest convenience to avoid missing out. Unfortunately, once this run has sold out, there will be no further copies available.

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Rotherham United will once again pay tribute to the Millers supporters, players and staff who we have sadly lost during the past 12 months, with supporters are encouraged to arrive at AESSEAL New York Stadium at 12:15pm to ensure that they are in-position in plenty of time ahead of the tribute taking place at 12:19pm.

Additionally, following the sad news of Millers fan Retforth Hudspeth’ passing, following our recent fixture with Huddersfield Town, the club will be dedicating another pre-math minute’s applause to his honour, which will take place moments before kick off. Whilst members of Retforth’s family will be in attendance pitchside, we will of course take this opportunity to thing of all the Millers we lost during 2022.

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For clarity tribute will take place as follows on Saturday:

Rotherham Remembers: 12:19pm

Minute’s Applause for Retforth Hudspeth: 12:29pm


We are once again asking supporters to join in our annual tribute, which will see the names of our loved ones printed in the official matchday programme, as we invite supporters to join in applauding the names of the Millers who sadly passed away during 2022, as they appear on the big screen at 12:19pm.

The club would once again like to thank everyone that has sent in names to be included and remind fans that the deadline for submissions has now sadly passed. Any names received after this time will unfortunately not be included, due to production cut-offs.

Once a Miller, Always a Miller.


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.

For fans who cannot attend nor watch the televised fixture, you don't have to miss out on the action! You can buy a £2.50 audio pass to listen to the game live by following the link, here




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 - D. Whitestone 

Assistant Referee 1 - M. Stevens 

Assistant Referee 2 - D. Leach

Fourth Official - S. Oldham 

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 Blackburn Rovers.

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.

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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