Vital Football

Latest Rotherham United News

RUFC - Millers considering artificial pitch

RUFC - Millers considering artificial pitch

Rotherham United Chairman, Tony Stewart has said that he would seriously consider putting in an artificial pitch at the new ground.

Speaking to Ian Appleyard of the Yorkshire Post, Mr Stewart said, 'If the League sanctioned this tomorrow, we would seriously look at it for next season.`

The League banned the use of artificial pitches in 1988 but it is thought that they have improved dramatically since then and, along with Wycombe and Accrington, Rotherham United are one of the lower league clubs pushing for the return of non-grass pitches in the Football League.

'It is early days,` Mr Stewart carried on, 'but there is certainly a move back towards artificial pitches. They can save a club money in the long term, they are tried and tested in Europe and are far better than in the Eighties, they are softer, hard-wearing, frost free, easy to drain, and good on a player`s muscles. All the old problems have been erased.

'When a game is re-arranged for midweek, we can`t generate the same amount of money as we would on a Saturday plus there are additional costs. An artificial pitch would help remove that problem. It has to be a serious consideration for any club looking to move to a new ground.`

The Millers have had a number of games called off in the last couple of seasons which were due both to an unplayable pitch and safety so, I suppose this would solve half of the problem. But artificial grass - just not cricket is it ….

What do you think? Vote in our poll on the right-hand side of this page





Join The Vital Debate

Don`t forget, you can also catch Vital Rotherham on Facebook and Twitter!

Vital Rotherham on: facebook

Vital Rotherham on: twitter

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Thursday November 24 2011
Time: 8:48AM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - A Look Back At Last Season - August

And so to the first month of the season . . . .

RUFC - Season Ticket Cards Ready For Collection

Ordered your season ticket? Then you can go and get it!

RUFC - Millers To Talk To Hibs

Millers Chairman to ask Hibs before approaching Stubbs

No More Quarter Final Replays For Rotherham

Should Rotherham United progress through to an FA Cup quarter final from the 2016/17 season onwards, the game will no longer be subject to a replay.

Archived Vital Rotherham Articles

Vital Rotherham articles from

Site Journalists

Herringthorpe
Editor email
Profile
baldtobeamiller
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Should We Expand The New York Stadium In Time For The Coming Season
Suggested By:
Yes80%
No20%

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.herringthorpe385
2.sixpence117
3.rybel_b94
4.mos6027
5.mvmiller10
6.Marky798
7.Millie Miller6
8.axholme6
9.nogginthenog5
10.Chris Maiden5