Town centre celebration for triumphant Millers!Published Sunday, 27th May 2018
Rotherham United are set to celebrate their promotion to the Championship in style with an open-top bus tour of the town centre on Tuesday 29 May 2018.
Following a triumphant victory in the play-off final against Shrewsbury Town today (Sunday), Rotherham United will give the town a big town centre thank you as they travel from the AESSEAL New York Stadium to All Saints' Square, and on to Rotherham Town Hall for a civic reception.
Organised by Rotherham Council and supported by South Yorkshire Police, the event will allow loyal fans to join in the party, with the Millers starting the celebration parade at New York Stadium at 6pm, then onto Main Street, down Corporation Street to St Ann’s Roundabout, onto Drummond Street and Doncaster Road, down Howard Street and along College Street, arriving at All Saints’ Square around 6.20pm.
Fans are welcome to gather at All Saints' Square to hear short speeches and interviews with the players, manager Paul Warne and Chairman Tony Stewart.
The Mayor of Rotherham Cllr Alan Buckley will join the players on the bus whilst Rother FM will host the event from 5.30pm in All Saints' Square.
Cllr Buckley said it was an amazing win, adding: "Rotherham had a well-deserved victory as the whole team played well. I wish the club all the best for next season in the Championship."
Leader of Rotherham Council Cllr Chris Read said he was proud to be present at such a fantastic occasion. He added: "I want to say massive congratulations to the team. This is fantastic for the people of Rotherham and coming on the back of other recent successes, the 10k, Tour de Yorkshire, and the UEFA under 17s competition, we’ve had a great few weeks of sport. Roll on next season!”
Chairman of Rotherham United Tony Stewart said: “Rotherham United would like to thank Rotherham Council for allowing the Club the opportunity to share this special moment with the town.
“This is not only a fantastic occasion for the football club, but a celebration for everyone connected with Rotherham.
“We have enjoyed similar occasions in the past which have always been well attended, and everyone at the Club is looking forward to thanking our loyal fans for their wonderful support and seeing a sea of red and white across the town centre.”
Fans are being asked to gather in All Saints’ Square to welcome the team.
This is the route of the Rotherham United open-top bus tour on Tuesday 29 May, from 6pm:
Rotherham United open-top bus tour route will start at 6pm from the AESSEAL New York Stadium, arriving in All Saints' Square at around 6.20pm and then on to Rotherham Town Hall for a civic reception.