Date: 20th May 2016 at 8:40am
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Rotherham United’s gates were the smallest in the Championship, again, in the season just finished with the average being 10,025 but it’s still a long way from when around 3,000 hardy souls rattled round Don Valley only a few years ago.

Since the Millers moved back into Rotherham and the New York Stadium we have been talking about expanding the stadium but, as yet, we are as we were when we first moved in.

But we are told that plans are done and in place and work could be done during the regular season – but we were told that this time last year too – to expand the 12,000 capacity to 16,000 and then 20,000.

Millers Chairman Tony Stewart has told The Advertiser that the first stage of the expansion would be to add 2,000 seats behind each goal with the second stage adding 4,000 to the Family Stand.

‘Each of the stages would take four months. If I pressed the button it would probably be only about another month before work could start.’

Saying that he doesn’t see a reason why Rotherham couldn’t get crowds of 20,000 saying, ‘We are trying to build interest in the club. The Championship is a big league. Next season it’s got Aston Villa and Newcastle and is attracting more and more foreign managers as well as players and the opportunity for Rotherham United to grown and develop is tremendous.’

Personally when I saw that the likes of Newcastle and Aston Villa were coming into the Championship and we were staying there I would have immediately thought about expanding the away end so it would be up and running for the start of the season.

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