Millers delighted with business response as they look to keep it local

The future: From left, Millers directors Steve Coakley and Terry Stewart look at the plans with chairman Tony Stewart.     Picture: Sarah Washbourn
The future: From left, Millers directors Steve Coakley and Terry Stewart look at the plans with chairman Tony Stewart. Picture: Sarah Washbourn
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ROTHERHAM United say they have been delighted with the “excellent” response to the plan to construct their new stadium through local companies.

“We have said this will be a community stadium and very keen it will be that in every sense hence our intention to have it built by people and firms from Rotherham,” said the club’s Chief Operating Officer, Paul Douglas.

The club, together with the stadium contractors, hosted an event at Magna yesterday at which local companies were invited to showcase their capabilities and in which area they can contribute to the £20 million ground.

“There was an excellent response, better than we anticipated, and it reminded us all how much skill, and diversity of it, there is in the locality,” said Douglas.

“Having it built by Rotherham firms will mean so much more and bring it even closer to the community - local people, local firms saying they built this or supplied that.”