Wednesday, March 13, 2013

News: New York Stadium gets royal seal of approval


HRH The Duke of Kent KG has officially opened the New York Stadium at a ceremony at the home of Rotherham United.

On the site of the former Guest & Chrimes Foundry, close to Rotherham town centre, the £20m development hosted its first games this season.

The Duke received a tour of stadium and finalised proceedings by unveiling a commemorative plaque beside the playing surface specially made for the Millers.

The tour included a look around the Millers corporate hospitality lounges, dressing room areas, which was conducted by Honorary Ambassador Howard Webb, and was finalised with the unveiling of the plaque alongside Millers Chairman Tony Stewart.

The Duke concluded his visit by leaving his mark in the signing-in book at reception.

Tony Stewart, chairman of Rotherham United, said: "He showed a great interest as he was told about the activities that take place here in the heart of Rotherham, and over the time he was here, he got the message that this is more than a football stadium. This is a venue to benefit all the areas of Rotherham, young and old, this is a stadium for the people.

"New York Stadium is officially opened now and hopefully success will follow on the pitch."

Rotherham United website

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