Millmoor was the home of Rotherham United for 101 years.
The record attendance at Millmoor came on 13th December 1952 in a 0-2 loss for Rotherham. In a Division Two league game 25,170 spectators packed into the ground for that game against Sheffield United but by the time of its closure, Millmoor had a capacity of just 8,300.
The Railway End was the one away fans would have been most familiar with. Both it and the opposite Tivoli End were originally terraces that were turned into seated areas later in the stadium’s life.
Despite being called the Millmoor Lane End, this was actually the side of the ground and was opposite the Main Stand. It is a mixture of uncovered seats towards the Tivoli End and a covered area.
The Main Stand is the reason Rotherham decided to move to a new stadium. They started renovation work on the new stand and then ran into a stumbling block… the old chairman of the club, Ken Booth, was the owner Millmoor area and he refused to sell the land to the club. This led to renovation work being halted and the decision was made to move away from their spiritual home.
Although Ken Booth passed away in July 2013, the land around Millmoor is still owned by the family scrap business. Despite there not being any games at Millmoor for over fourteen years, the stadium still stands and the grass is still cut periodically. This is due to the local council having a 100-year lease on the stadium stipulating that it has to be used as a sporting venue.
One fears that once this lease runs out in the next few years, Millmoor will become yet another iconic sporting stadium that will be lost to the bulldozers and become another housing/retail area.
The last game played at Millmoor was a 1-0 League Two win against Barnet on 3rd May 2008. Both teams went into the game with a chance to finish 9th but it was the Millers who prevailed.
As of the time of writing (July 2022) Millmoor is still standing.
See also: The Don Valley Stadium.