New York Stadium (Rotherham United)

When Rotherham United moved out of Millmoor in 2008, after a brief absence from the town they moved to a ground so good they named it, erm, oddly. Because let’s be honest, there’s no getting away from it.
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Apparently the ground is in an area known as New York, and the hope was also that naming the ground as such may help bring in some investment from the United States. I’m not aware that this has happened yet, but it’s definitely an eye-catching name.
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It’s also a slightly odd but lovely ground. Definitely picturesque, and it’ll be a shame when the neighbouring derelict foundries are demolished, but plenty to see. You can get a couple of glimpses inside too, which scores points.
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The outside features a substitute bench turned into a smoking shelter (Coventry City also had one of these) and also a car park sign warning that it’s your own fault if your car ends up underwater. Thanks!
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Personally I quite liked the roof sloping down a little – it certainly added a touch of character to the place, even if bags or cement  lying around made it feel a bit too new for my liking.
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But overall it’s a thumbs up. There’s a scenic walk along the River Don right next to the ground, and the name alone is a worthwhile curiosity. And with Millmoor still standing and the floodlights visible from the New York Stadium, it’s definitely worth popping your head in.

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Woodhorn Lane Update
Couple of long range shots with a barely-visible horse stood in front of the stand. God I really hope it opens soon so that we can stop this.
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My book? I thought we were talking about Rotherham United? Oh go on then!

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