When is a sell-out not a sell-out?
Rotherham United hope they are able to answer that question positively over the next couple of days and get even more of their fans into the New York Stadium for Saturday’s hoped-for promotion celebration - which would be only the second time in eight promotions, they have clinched it in a home game.
The Millers have stated they have sold out their own allocation for the game with Aldershot in which a win, and almost certainly even a draw, will secure promotion after five years in League Two.
With Saturday’s gate guaranteed to be the fourth topping 11,000 at the New York Stadium (there has also been a 10,000 one), it means that Rotherham will finish the season playing their final three games (two away, one at home) in front of three, five-figure gates.
The last time that Rotherham United’s last three matches of a season (home and away) were played in front of three crowds exceeding 10,000 was back in 1959.
Last Saturday, at Plymouth Argyle, the crowd topped 10,000 and the previous Tuesday at Bradford City it was 13,400.