Town centre celebration for triumphant Millers

IT will be party time in the town centre tonight when Rotherham United celebrate promotion to the Championship and say a thank-you to supporters.

Fresh from Sunday's League One play-off final win over Shrewsbury at Wembley, the Millers will have an open top bus tour and then gather in All Saints' Square before a civic reception at the Town Hall.

The parade starts at the AESSEAL New York Stadium at 6pm, then on to Main Street, down Corporation Street to St Ann's Roundabout, on to Drummond Street and Doncaster Road and down Howard Street and along College Street, arriving at All Saints' Square around 6.20pm.

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Fans are welcome to gather there to hear short speeches and interviews with the players, manager Paul Warne and chairman Tony Stewart.

The Mayor of Rotherham Cllr, Alan Buckley, will join the players on the bus whilst Rother FM will host the event from 5.30pm in All Saints' Square.

Cllr Buckley said: "Rotherham had a well-deserved victory, the whole team played well. I wish the club all the best for next season in the Championship."

Council leader Cllr Chris Read said he was proud to be present at such a fantastic occasion. He added: "I want to say massive congratulations to the team. This is fantastic for the people of Rotherham and coming on the back of other recent successes, the 10k, Tour de Yorkshire, and the UEFA U17s competition, we've had a great few weeks of sport. Roll on next season."


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Millers chairman Tony Stewart said: "Rotherham United would like to thank Rotherham Council for allowing the club the opportunity to share this special moment with the town.


"This is not only a fantastic occasion for the football club, but a celebration for everyone connected with Rotherham.


"We have enjoyed similar occasions in the past which have always been well attended, and everyone at the club is looking forward to thanking our loyal fans for their wonderful support and seeing a sea of red and white across the town centre."

The event has been organised by Rotherham Borough Council and supported by South Yorkshire Police.