Rotherham United Football Club has announced initial plans for a new multi-million pound stadium to be built in the heart of the South Yorkshire town.

In January, the Millers revealed that it had acquired Rotherham's former Guest and Chrimes Foundry site for the proposed 12,000-seat development.

The stadium is expected to cost around £20m and take two years to complete, but will have the option to increase capacity to 16,000.

Rotherham Chairman Tony Stewart said at the site acquisition: "We have been working hard on the new stadium project behind the scenes for over 18 months now and have gained tremendous knowledge of numerous stadia throughout the country.

"We have a good understanding of what is needed for it to be a success for both supporters and to work for us commercially to provide financial stability for Rotherham United Football Club for years to come."

The Coca-Cola League Two club left its former Millmoor home in 2008 and is now set for a return to Rotherham, after playing their home fixtures at the athletics venue, Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield.

The club is now calling on supporters to comment on the proposals which can be found on the club website.

Posted on 21/04/2010