Vital Football

Latest Rotherham United News

RUFC - Financial Victims of leaving Millmoor

RUFC - Financial Victims of leaving Millmoor

With Rotherham United moving to Don Valley Stadium the future for businesses at Masborough looks bleak.

Vital already spoke to Dave who runs the Moulders just down the road from Millmoor and John from the Red Bull told The Advertiser 'On an average match day we take between £600 and £1,000 but it will probably be more like £300-£500 now which will more than halve our business.

'I think the club have shot themselves in the foot with the last minute turnaround and moving out of Millmoor. We're a football pub and I'm making plans to ship people to Don Valley but it's an expenditure I could have done without.'

Stephen, owner of the Millmoor Cafe across the road from Millmoor said, 'Up until the last minute the general concensus was that they were staying at Millmoor then a guy came in and said they would be out by the end of June. It was a massive shock.

'I've built up a trade so I think the business will be OK but the extra cash on Saturday's has always been a big bonus.'

Another casualty will be Chas, who owns Get 7 which has been housed on the Millmoor forecourt for the last six years and has become a haven for collectors. Being left with no where to go, Chas has decided to sell up. 'There'll be nothing big enough for the shop and that means I'll have to close. It's a shame,' Chas said, 'but there's not much else I can do.'

And let's not forget the staff who worked at Millmoor on match days. With Don Valley having it's own cleaners, catering and match day staff there's a big possibility that the Saturday afternoon Millmoor staff might not be needed.

And us fans were moaning about the extra mileage to Don Valley - for these people, and others around the area, it could mean their livelihood is down the pan.

Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Sunday June 8 2008
Time: 10:25AM

Comments

0
It's a shame that these local businesses are going to struggle even more in a very poor period as it is econimically. The council need to pull their fingers out their jacksies and get the club back into Rotherham a.s.a.p.
dazza71
08/06/2008 14:18:00
0
Yes, it's more than just moving a football team away, it's about the surrounding areas community
herringthorpe
08/06/2008 14:48:00
0
They reckon the economy growth in a town can be dependant on how well the local team are doing.
dazza71
08/06/2008 15:47:00
0
end of the day it`s about business, can`t remember anyone crying when me n zip got made redundant from our jobs
Mexbro miller
08/06/2008 16:40:00
0
I would have been sad for you though, Mex, if I'd known you both then. I think the big problem has been that they were told the football club was stopping at Millmoor and, I know one pub if not others, had planned their agenda's (for want of a better word) around the friendlies and club staying (decorating etc). Only then to be told they were leaving. [Edited by herringthorpe ]
herringthorpe
08/06/2008 17:07:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - Millers Approach Charlton Re Barker

Rotherham United say they want former Miller on coaching staff

RUFC - Millers Get EFL 'Family' Award

Rotherham get award second year running

Championship Free Agents 2017

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should the club have an interest in any of the following free transfers from Championship oppositions?

51 Clubs Receive EFL Family Excellence Award - 2016/17

The Football League have recognised a record 51 clubs in the 2016/17 Family Excellence Awards.

Archived Vital Rotherham Articles

Vital Rotherham articles from

Site Journalists

Herringthorpe
Editor email
Profile
baldtobeamiller
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Next week sees the Millers last home game of the season. Will you be going?
Suggested By:
Yes87%
No13%
Unsure0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 45 28 8 9 92 34
P Newcastle 45 28 7 10 91 42
3 Reading 45 25 7 13 82 2
4 Sheff Wed 45 24 9 12 81 16
5 Huddersfield 45 25 6 14 81 1
6 Fulham 45 21 14 10 77 27
7 Leeds Utd 45 22 8 15 74 14
8 Norwich 45 19 10 16 67 12
9 Derby County 45 18 12 15 66 4
10 Brentford 45 18 10 17 64 12
11 Preston 45 16 14 15 62 2
12 Aston Villa 45 16 13 16 61 -1
13 Cardiff 45 16 11 18 59 -4
14 Barnsley 45 15 13 17 58 0
15 Wolves 45 15 10 20 55 -5
16 Ipswich 45 13 16 16 55 -7
17 Bristol City 45 15 9 21 54 -5
18 Q.P.R. 45 15 8 22 53 -10
19 Burton 45 13 13 19 52 -12
20 Birmingham 45 12 14 19 50 -20
21 Forest 45 13 9 23 48 -13
22 Blackburn 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Wigan 45 10 11 24 41 -17
R Rotherham 45 5 7 33 22 -58
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Rotherham United  Results (view all)

Rotherham United  Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2017 12:00PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.herringthorpe342
2.sixpence188
3.Millie Miller31
4.mos6029
5.Chris Maiden29
6.miller4life25
7.axholme24
8.nogginthenog17
9.mvmiller3
Write for Vital Football