English soccer club Rotherham is moving to New York next season - in name only.

Fourth-tier team Rotherham United has named its new $31 million venue the New York Stadium in an homage to the history of the part of the northern England town where it is based.

The stadium is built on the site of a foundry that made New York's distinctive fire hydrants. New York is also the historic name for the area.

Rotherham chairman Tony Stewart says the name ''is strongly rooted in more than 150 years of Rotherham's proud history of industry and enterprise.''

Rotherham left Millmoor in 2008 after 101 years following a dispute with the stadium owner. It is playing in nearby Sheffield until the New York Stadium is ready.