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Great Britain Millmoor Football Ground - Rotherham, South Yorkshire - December 2017

urbex13

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The History



Largely from wiki: Millmoor was was the home ground of Rotherham County F.C. between 1907 and 1925 and then their successors Rotherham United F.C. until 2008. The team and ground were once owned by C.F. Booth, whose huge Clarence Metalworks and scrapyard overlooks the site. When Ken Booth sold the club in 2004 he kept the freehold to the stadium and leased it back to the club in return for £200,000 a year rent and preferential advertising options and ticket allocations. In 2008 the relationship between the two parties broke down and Rotherham United left Millmoor for the Don Valley Stadium, before moving into their present ground, the New York Stadium, in 2012. 





The Explore

 



All in all a pretty relaxed mooch. The scrapyard next door is huge and noisy but everybody is too busy to be paying much attention to the stadium. All of the internal areas of the ground are heavily stripped but in good condition, with the custody suite and cells being particularly interesting. The stands are in fairly good condition and the pitch itself appears to be maintained with Wiki suggesting it's seen periodic use for youth football. Being the genius that I am I left everything but a 35mm prime lens at home and arrived about 40 minutes before sunset so apologies for the slightly odd perspectives.




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If you're anywhere vaguely near Sheffield and want to link up then drop me a line.



Cheers, 



Thirteen. 




 

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Grass is looking not too bad! Yeah a bit different this, haven't seen a football ground pop up for a while so thanks for sticking this up (y)  

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Really good report and I like the perspective from the prime lens! 

 

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Football grounds are not usually all that interesting, but this one is alright, nice one :)

Not bad condition at all for 10 years dereliction.

 

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Ah I remember going here when it was open as a visiting Barnsley fan in 2001 as we drew 1-1

Something eerie about an abandoned football stadium, so used to seeing them full and hearing the atmosphere it seems strange to see them in this state.

Great report and pictures though

 
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