Stadium heralds football club’s homecoming
Work on Rotherham United’s new 12,000 seater community stadium is now under way in the South Yorkshire town’s centre. The club plans to start next season, 2012-13, in its new home, after spending the last few years playing its home games in Sheffield.
The £17.3M development is being built on the former Guest & Chrimes foundry site and is part of a much larger regeneration scheme taking place in central Rotherham (see NSC March 2011).
Designed by S&P Architects, the stadium will include all the features of a modern sports arena from changing rooms, boot rooms and press rooms to refreshment stands, spectator amenities and a club shop. It will also include hospitality areas over two floors, conference space and commercial offices.
Working on behalf of main contractor GMI Construction, steelwork contractor Elland Steel Structures will have erected the stadium’s four stands by January 2012.