Today the initial lease was approved for the club, who are still in detailed talks with RMBC, about possible sites for both their new ground and also the training facilities and centre of excellence after being housed at Donny's Keepmoat Stadium since their moves from Millmoor and Hooton Lodge.
"We as a club are fully committed to this principle.
"On this basis we have in principle been granted a lease on a piece of land on Roughwood Road and will now work on obtaining the necessary planning permission, which will in turn require that we consult with the people in the area, to enable this development to happen.
"It is vital for the future of the football club that we have a training base and academy of our own, here in Rotherham.
"This together with our own new stadium will provide the people of Rotherham access to facilities comparable to our neighbours in Sheffield, Barnsley and Doncaster."
*Initial pictures courtesy of the Advertiser