New York Stadium
|2,000 (Away section)|
|Clubs||Rotherham United FC|
|Inauguration||21.07.2012 (Rotherham United - Barnsley, 2-1)|
|Construction||16.06.2011 - 19.07.2012|
|Cost||25 mln £|
|Design time||2010 - 2011|
|Contractor||GMI Construction Group|
|Address||New York Way, Rotherham, S60 1AH|
Description: New York Stadium
Name may lead you to thinking it has something to do with the Big Apple in United States. And not without a reason – the ground stands where a foundry responsible for iconic NY City hydrants used to be. But more simply new stadium is just called after the neighbourhood it was built in.
Although construction took just over one year, plans were in place much earlier. Rotherham United didn’t come to an agreement with their previous ground’s owner and had to seek for an alternative. Temporary stay at the Don Valley Stadium was no solution in the long term, so the idea of new community stadium was brought forward. Design drawn in 2010, plot bought the same year, construction started in June 2011. By mid-July 2012 the stadium was ready for opening.
It took £25 million to build the 12,000-seat stands that encircle the pitch, but it’s not just that. New York Stadium is also the biggest conference centre locally with capacity of up to 700 people for single events. It’s also located very comfortably within walking distance from the centre, close to railway station and bus interchange, also with decent car capacity.
The visual side was done by S+P Architects. Along with their vision the bowl grows proportionally from south-east to north-west, ending with the dominating main grandstand. The seating is all in one tier, apart of course from the skyboxes and suites.
Coventry: New stadium to copy Rotherham? Tension growing
Coventry City chief executive presented more details about the future stadium for his side, much smaller than the Ricoh Arena. Meanwhile Ricoh Arena operator threatens to sue Northampton United, should they agree to groundshare with City.
Stadium of the Year Nominee: New York Stadium
Probably one of the least favorite stadiums on the list, but that’s a compliment for stiff competition rather than affront for Rotherham United’s new venue. Especially that taking United’s needs, we think it’s really sufficient.
England: New York Stadium unfriendly to disabled supporters?
It’s worse than its 100-year-old predecessor, claims a Rotherham United fan, who has been going to games for the last 20 years. Providing a facility that could hold disabled fans before games is, however, ‘not practical’ for United. South Yorkshire Times report.
Stadium of the Year 2012: Let the voting begin!
As announced before, starting today you have one month to select your favorite stadium opened in 2012. We have 16 nominees and quite a lot to choose from – retractable roofs, pitches, stands. And each stadium glows in the dark (imagine that!).
England: Ticket prices breaking new records
And not the kind of records supporters would wish to see. First time ever average price for the cheapest seats in top four leagues (!) exceeded £20. That means ticket prices in England are rising at 4 times the speed of inflation – BBC Sport alarms.
New ground: New York Stadium
Don’t be fooled, this one’s in England, even if has quite some connection to NY City. As its operator says, it’s “the only stadium in the UK to be built in 2012”. Isn’t that enough to make it worth a look?