Life outside football for stadium

Rotherham United chairman: Tony Stewart.

Rotherham United chairman: Tony Stewart.

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ROTHERHAM United’s new 12,000-seater stadium will be busy seven days a week – not just Saturday afternoons, club chairman Tony Stewart has pledged.

The £17 million New York Stadium in Rotherham town centre is due to be formally opened in July, ready for the Millers to move in for the 2012-13 season.

Mr Stewart said: “It will help the town tremendously regarding visitors. Everything’s coming together for Rotherham as a town and football club.

“Most clubs struggle to afford their own existence, so we thought we would put effort into a seven-day-a-week functionality.

“We’re planning banqueting, weddings, conferences, a gym, hotel and pub.”

Steelwork for the 12,000-seater stadium has been erected and the roof is almost on now.

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