Plans to open up New York stadium car park

Plans to open up New York stadium car park

By Andrew Mosley | 11/08/2020

Plans to open up New York stadium car park


ROTHERHAM United have asked for permission to open the New York Stadium car park to the public on non-matchdays.

The club would offer 308 spaces in the northern section towards Don Street on a charged basis to town centre visitors.

Meanwhile the south car park would be kept for use of staff working at the stadium, under plans filed with Rotherham Council.

Documents said the club had reviewed the parking strategy and think it reasonable to make more use of the northern spaces, which cannot be done under the current 2010 planning permission.

Simon Chadwick, of agents SC Planning, said the change was a “logical reflection of the success of the stadium”.

He added: “The ability to widen the use of what is currently an under-used but accessible car park will help support activities both at the stadium and also in Rotherham town centre, including the council offices.

“It is also the case that there are ongoing maintenance costs associated with both car parks, including periodic resurfacing that the club wishes to cover partly through the charging for use of the north car park.

“The stadium continues to play a significant role in the profile of the town and the community.

“The change to the conditions requested will continue the success story of New York Stadium and its contribution to Rotherham.”

NYS has a total 539 car parking spaces, with 308 to the north and 225 to the south.

There are 22 members of club staff at the stadium on a daily basis, plus another 78 employees of organisations like Mears and Rotherham United Community Sports Trust.

The stadium has vacant units which could accommodate another 36 staff on site.

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