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Rotherham United's Don Valley Stadium
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9/08/2008 - Rotherham 1 Lincoln City 0
 
Lincoln City only found out 48 hours before hand that this game would be going ahead and the reason it was played at the Don Valley was because Rotherham weren't allowed to play at Millmoor.

I must say that it was an extremely negative experience at the Don Valley as there is precisely sod all to do within a reasonable distance of the ground, unless of course you want to travel 10 minutes tram ride out of your way to Meadowhall. Other than the occasional pub, there's nothing to look at, not even a club shop.

As for the ground itself, it wasn't bad but it's not made for football and it shows. The view from the away end wasn't bad but the positioning of the fans when compared to each other means that it's near impossible to create an atmosphere. The visit to the stadium really suffered because of this.

I can't say that there were many features about this ground that really made this a decent day out, infact it was mainly just the friendliness of Rotherham fans that made this a half-ok day out. However, other than that and you're hard pushed to find anything worthy of a re-visit.

SCORES 

Overall Ground Quality : 3

Ease of getting there : 3

Atmosphere : 2

Programme : 8

View of Action : 6

Leg Space : 5

The "football" feeling : 0

Friendliness of Home Supporters : 7

Quality of the game : 2

Chances of Coming Here for a Random Game : 0

 

Overall : 36/100

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