Millers release first stadium pictures

24 February 2011 01:24
As expected the Millers have released the first glimpses of their new 12,000 seater home this afternoon. A statement on the clubs website reads as fiolows, with fans eagerly awaiting the first views of the proposed new stadium.A new chapter in the history of Rotherham United has now been written after the club revealed their new stadium plans this afternoon.At a packed press conference at Don Valley Stadium, Chairman Tony Stewart, manager Ronnie Moore and representatives from Gleeds, GMIConstruction and S&P revealed plans for a multi-million pound 12,000 all seated arena to be built on the old Guest and Chrimes foundry site in the centre of Rotherham.Designs of the new stadium were shown for the first time. "This is an historic day for Rotherham United Football Club," said Chairman Tony Stewart."Two years of meticulous planning and hard work have culminated in today's announcement and I am absolutely thrilled with the final designs. This stadium will be an iconic figure right at the centre of Rotherham and its facilities and unique design will stand up against any stadium in the country. The stadium will not only benefit this football club but will provide the centre piece of significant regeneration in Rotherham. The supporters of Rotherham United have had to wait a long time for this moment and I can assure them that we are going to build a stadium that everyone in the Rotherham community can be proud of."The stadium will be Project Managed by Gleeds who were selected for their impressive history of stadium projects. "Gleeds have a strong track record in delivering stadiums in the UK and abroad," said Simon Morris, Associate Director and Project Manager for Gleeds."We are particularly excited with our role as Project Manager, Quantity Surveyor and CDM Co-ordinator on a new 12,000 seat, multi-million pound stadium for Rotherham United Football Club as the new project will act as not only an important focal point for football fans, but also a key element in regenerating the town centre. The release of the plans today, shows both the imagination and ambition displayed by the Club and its sponsors and we are looking forward to delivering a world class sporting arena for the town." The construction of the stadium will be undertaken by GMI Construction who, like Gleeds, have a rich history and reputation for reliability and quality in sports construction. "Securing GMI's place on the delivery team for Rotherham United's new state of the art stadium is an exciting honour for us," added Jarrod Best, Managing Director, GMI Construction Group."We have delivered exceptional sporting schemes in the past and we look forward to bringing our skills and expertise to this development, which is set to breathe life and sustainable growth into the South Yorkshire area long into the future. The designers, S+P Architects, have had a desire from the outset to create a scheme of major benefit for local people and to deliver the most fan-friendly stadium. It will be an exceptional place to watch football and a fantastic addition to the Town Centre Renaissance Programme."TO SEE THE VERY FIRST IMAGES, CLICK HERE


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