The Keepmoat stadium opened in 2006, with a build cost in the region of £32 million.
It is a multi-use venue, used by Doncaster Rovers FC, Doncaster Rugby League side and Doncaster Belles Ladies’ FC.
The all-seater stadium holds 15,200 spectators, some 5,000 more than Doncaster Rovers former home at Belle Vue, with improved legroom and disabled access.
The new stadium is totally enclosed by 4 covered stands. The West Stand houses the dressing rooms and players’ tunnel, TV gantry and press facilities. The East Stand incorporates executive boxes. The North and South Stands are identical, with the North End allocated to away supporters.
How to get to the Keepmoat Stadium
The Keepmoat stadium is located on Stadium Way, Lakeside, Doncaster DN4 5JW.
From the North, drivers should follow the A1(M) joining the eastbound M18 at junction 35. Exit the M18 at junction 3, following A6182 signage for the Keepmoat stadium.
From the South, visitors should follow the M1, joining the eastbound M18 at junction 32. Exit the M18 at junction 3 and take the A6182 towards Doncaster. The ground is clearly signposted.
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Doncaster mainline station is 2 miles and a 25-30 minute walk to the Keepmoat stadium. However, a dedicated shuttle bus service operates to the ground from the Doncaster Interchange bus station (adjacent to the railway station) from 2 hours before kick-off. Buses depart at 10-minute intervals from stand C6. Fans alight in a lay-by near the ticket office, from which return buses leave after the match. Click here to check the current train timetables
Robin Hood airport is 7 miles from Doncaster. The dedicated 707 shuttle bus service, combined with local services, link the airport to Doncaster station every half hour. Click here to check the current flight times
There are several taxi companies in Doncaster that can take you to and from the Keepmoat Stadium. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.
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Where to Park?
There is a car park at the Keepmoat stadium, but with only 1,000 spaces, early arrival is definitely recommended, especially for bigger games. 60 spaces are reserved for disabled drivers, but these must be booked in advance. The club are allegedly giving preference to vehicles with more than one occupant, but visitors report that enforcement of this rule is extremely haphazard.
Numerous fans have recommended parking at the nearby industrial estate, where several firms offer reasonably priced match day parking. For very early arrivals, there is also limited on-street parking.
Away Friendly Pubs near the Keepmoat Stadium
The location of the ground, on the outskirts of Doncaster, means that the choice of pubs is very limited. However, the Lakeside, a Beefeater outlet near Stadium Way welcomes away fans, while there is a bar in the bowling alley, next to the “Vue” cinema, on the far side of the lake that adjoins the ground.
The stadium also has a Sports bar outside the West stand and alcohol is available inside the ground.
Hotels near the Keepmoat Stadium
The Express by Holiday Inn Doncaster (pictured, left), Bullrush Grove, Balby, Doncaster DN4 8SJ is within a mile of the Keepmoat stadium. This modern hotel offers comfortable, air-conditioned accommodation at great-value rates. It is conveniently located, offering easy access to the M18 and A1(M). All the modern en suite rooms have power showers, hairdryers, satellite TVs and broadband Internet access.
The Campanile Hotel (pictured, right), Doncaster Leisure Park, Bawtry Road, Doncaster DN4 7PD is only ¾ of a mile from Doncaster’s ground. This budget price hotel has attracted decent guest reviews, noting cleanliness, helpful staff and value for money. Free on-site parking is available.
What have other Away Fans said about their trip to the Keepmoat Stadium?
The majority of visiting fans have found the atmosphere far better at the Keepmoat than at the more open Bell Vue stadium. The view of the playing action, leg room and facilities in the away section are reportedly all good, though fans are a good distance from the pitch which has a track surrounding it. The concourses are of ample size and the quality, range and pricing of the food on offer has received few complaints.
The Doncaster stewards have been almost universally praised, maintaining an unobtrusive presence. One major downside experienced by many visitors has been the length of time taken to exit the stadium car park. Several away supporters have complained of delays of an hour or more in getting out of the car park and onto the main road