Double boost for stadium
ALREADY a big hit with supporters, the New York Stadium scored on two other fronts this week.
It will host international football for the first time when England ladies play Canada on Sunday, April 7 (3pm) and has also been nominated for the worldwide Stadium of the Year award.
The best 16 stadiums opened in 2012 are on the list put forward by readers and journalists of stadiumdb.com and the NYS is one of two English nominees, alongside the massive Olympic Stadium in London.
Now stadium enthusiasts from all continents vote to select the most interesting venue.
Stadium of the Year 2012 organiser Grzegorz Kaliciak said: "The New York Stadium is smaller than some other nominees, it's cheaper, but it's still very elegant and seems to be really good value for money. It's a lot more of a proper football stadium than some others as well and that's why we decided to list it. What I personally find very distinctive is the roof design, making it stand out among other new venues of this size."
Votes can be registered until February 23 at the online platform at www.stadiumdb.com
Meanwhile, Millers chairman Tony Stewart is delighted that Hope Powell will be bringing her England side to Rotherham as part of their preparations for Euro 2013.
He said: "We feel privileged that the Football Association have granted Rotherham United the opportunity to host this game.
"When we opened the New York Stadium, we wanted to showcase it to the biggest audience as we could and after a number of sell-outs we are set to capture a new audience. We look forward to putting our home on show for the world to see in what I believe will be a very good game."
Ticket information will be announced soon.
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