Stadium still ahead of schedule.

Last updated : 22 May 2009 By Bigrich.....
With a year of the 4 year deadline already gone, and very little official news forthcoming fans are obviously starting to get anxious.

Speaking to the Advertiser, Stewart brings us upto speed; "I'm fully aware of the concerns of supporters and that they are anxious for news. What I can tell them is that we are still in keeping with our time chart and in fact we have a little bit to spare."
"The planning process was always going to take a long time. I'm aware that we have to perform to get to where we need to be for the start of the 2012/13 season but I'm doing my level best not just to meet that date but to beat it. If we have not started building work in 18 months' time, it's then I will be worried. I'm in weekly contact with the council and we are moving forward." he added.

"The exciting news for me and the supporters will be when we can announce where the ground is going to be built, and we hope to do that soon. We're still talking about Meadowbank Road and we all know the B&Q site near the centre of town has been mentioned but another piece of land is now being considered. We are talking to the owners but I cannot reveal where it is."
"At the same time, we're working on plans to build a stadium fit for the 21st century. I've set on two people who are experts in the new stadia field and played a big part in developing Derby County's Pride Park. We're also working in tandem with the builders, Henry Boot, using their skills and knowledge. These are all people who have seen in, been it and done it and they'll make sure Rotherham supporters get a ground to be proud of."

Stewart the spoke about the financing of the new stadium; "We have money and financial muscle and the stadium will be owned by the club. I will be the custodian in the first instance but in years to come it will continue to generate the revenue to give Rotherham United a long-term sustainable future whether that be in the Conference or the Premiership—and never rule that out." he said.

"Rotherham has Rotherham Minster but the ground will be another iconic part of the town incorporating community facilities, modern lighting from ASD and the latest in green technology." he added.

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