Stadium is on schedule

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WORK has started on Rotherham United’s new 12,000 seater stadium - and chairman Tony Stewart is adamant it will be ready in time for the 2012/13 season.

As part of the flood alleviation plans for the former Guest and Chrimes site, where the ground is being built, preparation work has started to raise the ground level by two metres this week.

“I am told that within six weeks the ground will have been raised by two metres, and I am confident that we will meet that deadline,” said Stewart, who visited the site yesterday. “They are working on the new council building and that project is progressing well and I know the council are very impressed by them, so I am confident that they, along with Gleeds, will be able to deliver the new stadium on time.”

Simon Morris, Associate Director and Project Manager for Gleeds, who are heavily involved in the development, says the public will see a lot of activity on the site over the coming 14 months and added: “The club have high expectations for this stadium and I am looking forward to the challenge of meeting them.”