Thursday, December 8, 2011

News: Rotherham United stadium flythrough


GMI Construction, the lead contractor on the new stadium development for Rotherham United, has released an animated flythrough showing how the completed 12,000 seater stadium will look.

Work on the £17.3m project continues at pace on the site of the former Guest & Chrimes foundry close to Rotherham town centre. Steelwork and concrete terrace walls signify the progress on the Eric Twigg Pukka Pies West Stand and the South Stand, and the enclosed corner sections, part of the iconic design.

Work on the canopy steel for the main West Stand roof is due to start this week along with structural steel work for two more corners.

The cgi flythrough showcases the features of the completed stadium, from the pitch and terraces to the refreshment stands, spectator amenities and the club shop. It also shows the corporate and exhibition spaces have been designed to give a total capacity of 600 over two floors of the Pukka Pies West Stand.

GMI Construction is hopeful that the stadium will be complete for the start of the 2012/2013 season with an indicative date of July 11 2012.

Rotherham United website
GMI Construction website



davidA,  December 8, 2011 at 11:04 AM  

The stadium looks like it will have the potential to attract all the corporate events and business, the club will need to survive and I look forward to going there for that. The non-football interior looks really good and attractive. But what about the game. Will it have the atmosphere Millmoor used to have when I stood on the terraces as a kid? Perhaps I am too nostalgic.
Whether the design will be iconic, only time will tell.
I think the real issue is what business it will draw into the town and will matches so close to the town centre have any impact on the already fragile shopping viability? Time will only provide the answer to those questions also.

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