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RUFC - Millmoor Departure?

Rotherham United have been at Millmoor for over one hundred years but it is looking more likely that they have played their last game there.

The owner in waiting, Tony Stewart and the landlords, The Booth Family are still in talks over the ground.

The Star says that more meetings are due this week but it is looking more and more likely that the Millers will start next seasons campaign in Sheffield at Don Valley.

I hope Mr Stewart will think long and hard about moving us away from Millmoor, and being the business man that I am led to believe he is, I'm sure he is doing that.

It's not only Millmoor we will be losing, it's the training ground at Hooton Lodge which is also the home of the Centre of Excellence, our Youth set up that we are very proud of.

I don't know how much the rent will be on Don Valley or the arrangements we will have to make to play there but one of the first things we will be losing out on is the advertising monies. We also have to think of the people employed by the club - office staff, catering staff, stewards - would they be welcome or will Don Valley employ their own people? Will there be a facility in Rotherham where we can buy game tickets from? It's a long way from the other side of town to Don Valley.

Whatever happens something has to be sorted and sorted soon - there's season tickets to think of and the players will want to know where they are playing next season. If we move away from Millmoor then training facilities have to be thought about. The football season might not start for another three months but we have to know where we stand as soon as possible.

I don't want to move away from Millmoor - but is that preferable to not having a football team at all?




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Writer: Herringthorpe  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday May 12 2008

Time: 11:03AM

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I think your last comment says everything mate.
C T E
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12/05/2008 16:31:00

Deffo yes, even the Red Rec if necessary!!
rybel_b
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12/05/2008 16:39:00

I think the Red Rec might be warmer than DV!
herringthorpe
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12/05/2008 17:59:00

We'll bring a few next season to warm the place up.
codbater
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12/05/2008 19:54:00

another to add to my 92's never went during the games as i was away.
C T E
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13/05/2008 04:12:00

How many does the Don Valley hold. I had heard it was the biggest stadium in Sheffield. Is this the case, and if so isn't it going to be a strange atmosphere playing in such a big stadium with a running track around it?
Dean1
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13/05/2008 11:01:00

feel really sorry for your lot, you've been messed about a lot the past few years! still, i don't think we'll let you use oakwell!
mattyg
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13/05/2008 11:35:00

It's a big stadium, Dean1 and it's an open stadium - if we are there and you come you will need your big coats! mattyg - I actually like Oakwell, I think it has a nice atmosphere. I'm more concerned about where our training facilities and the youth set up will be
herringthorpe
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13/05/2008 14:18:00

Wasn't the don valley stadium reduced in capacity after the student games???????????????????????????????????????????????????????
C T E
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13/05/2008 21:12:00

It will still be big to us, CTE!
herringthorpe
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13/05/2008 22:18:00

what about manvers sports centre? doesnt your other training ground at hooton roberts get flooded all the time?
mattyg
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14/05/2008 11:40:00

It got flooded once mattyg when nearly all of Yorkshire was flooded. Manvers Sports Centre might be an idea for the training - there are quite a few schools/colleges with OK training facilities I believe in the area - but it's not really ideal is it?
herringthorpe
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