Vital Football

Latest Rotherham United News

RUFC - New Ground On Schedule

RUFC - New Ground On Schedule

Rotherham United Chairman, Tony Stewart, has told The Advertiser, that, although there are no drawings yet, the new stadium is on schedule.

'Everything is positive,' Mr Stewart said. 'We are having monthly stadium steering committee meetings and, along with two other colleagues of mine who are involved in football, I am putting in my suggestions. There's still many things to be decided but I envisage the stadium to be on the site of about seven acres. The general rule for cost is one million pounds for every one thousand spectators therefore if we are looking at a ten thousand capacity it will be around ten million pounds, a fifteen thousand capacity will be around fifteen million pounds. I see the cost being between fifteen and twenty million pounds. But, of course, that depends if we go the high spec route like Darlington or the low spec straight-out-of-the-box option. And, with the financial climate as it is at the moment there should be no shortage of takers wanting to do the work!

'This is going to be more than a sports stadium. We want to bring in community elements. The steering committee consists of different sectors and backgrounds and, as long as it doesn't detract from the primary function of being a sports stadium, then I am quite happy for them to put their twopennorth in.'

Mr Stewart says he has spoken to Doncaster Rovers, whose Keepmoat Stadium has been praised by football fans but has not worked out as a business venture, because he wants to learn by others' mistakes and he says the people at Chesterfield, who are in the throws of re-locating are sending him plans and drawings.

'We've got to look to the long game,' the Chairman said,'and, with the new stadium, there will be scope to extend the capacity in the future if we need to.'




Win £1,000,000 every week with Man of the Match®

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Friday September 12 2008
Time: 7:55AM

Comments

0
Never mind the ground- get better pies
Gixerstu
12/09/2008 10:17:00
0
We've all got priorities Gix!! Mines a nice cuppa!!
rybel_b
12/09/2008 10:55:00
0
A hot curry and a pint of Kingfisher please
Johnny Kipper
12/09/2008 17:08:00
0
I will just settle for a ground, with a cover and nice seats if we must have seats, that are not too far away from the pitch. Turnstiles you can get through which don't rip you in half. A TV screen that you can see replays on. Half time entertainment. Clean loo's with plenty of paper and hot running water. Easy access to get to the ground. You know, like normal football clubs have!!!
herringthorpe
12/09/2008 19:52:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - Sunday Morning Rumours

Who are the Millers after on this sunny (at the moment) Sunday morning?

RUFC - Stubbs Decision To Let Striker Leave

Millers Boss looking forward to Polish tour

RUFC - Douglas Not Buying Into 'B Team' Proposal

Rotherham's COO thinks idea of Premier League 'B' Teams in Football League 'an insult'

RUFC - Stubbs Wants Players In - Not Players Leaving

Millers Boss not entertaining offers for Camp

Archived Vital Rotherham Articles

Vital Rotherham articles from

Site Journalists

Herringthorpe
Editor email
Profile
baldtobeamiller
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Euro 16 - Which of the 'home' teams will go the furthest
Suggested By:
England57%
Ireland10%
Wales33%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Rotherham United  Results (view all)

Rotherham United  Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.herringthorpe290
2.sixpence169
3.Tony Kidding18
4.mos6011
5.mvmiller6
6.mellowmiller3
7.axholme3
8.michael larkin2
9.zipadeedoodah1