In 2007, MK Dons moved to a new, purpose-built, all-seater stadium in the Denbigh district, on the outskirts of Milton Keynes. It was designed by Populous (formerly HOK Sport), the same architects responsible for the Emirates & Wembley stadiums and cost in excess of £50 million to build. The stadium is totally enclosed and has a bowl-like design.
Externally, it is a modern design, with good use of silver-coloured cladding and a large amount of glass. Three sides have a large lower tier with a smaller overhanging upper tier. On the West side the upper tier houses the Directors’ box and corporate hospitality areas. Phase one of the stadium uses only the lower tier, giving a capacity of 22,000.
However, installation of seating in the upper tier will increase the capacity to 32,000. Also planned is an hotel and indoor basketball arena at the South end of the ground.
How to get to Stadium: MK
The address of Stadium: MK is Denbigh, Milton Keynes, MK1 1ST.
Drivers arriving from the North should exit the M1 at junction 15, turning right onto the A508 (signed Stony Stratford). Follow the A508 for about 14 miles as far as the roundabout at the A5. Turn left and head South, leaving the A5 at its junction with the A421, following AA signs for Stadium: MK. Alternatively, continue on the southbound M1 as far as junction 14, taking the A509 towards Milton Keynes. The stadium is signposted from the next roundabout.
Visiting fans driving from the South should exit the M1 at junction 13, taking the 2nd exit onto the A421. After about 3 miles, take the 2nd exit at the roundabout, onto H9 Groveway and follow this through 4 roundabouts. Take the 2nd exit at the roundabout over the A5 and the ground is left at the lights.
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Bletchley is the nearest station, about 2 miles and a 20-25 minute walk from the ground. The station is served by trains from London Euston and Birmingham New Street. On exiting the station, turn left and go down the steps. At the bottom, turn left under the railway bridge.
At the roundabout (by the Park pub) turn left onto Saxon Street and cross the road. Keep straight on for the stadium, passing Bletchley Bus Station on the right. Go straight on at the double mini-roundabout and the stadium is on the left. For the less energetic, there is a taxi rank directly outside the station and MK Metro Route no. 7 operates to the ground every 20 minutes from Bletchley Bus Station. Click here to check the current train timetables
The nearest airport is Luton, just over 20 miles away. Regular bus and rail links are available to Bletchley, with a journey time of about 75 minutes. Click here to check the current flight times
There are several taxi companies in Milton Keynes that can take you to and from stadium:mk. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.
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Where to Park?
The stadium has a good-sized car park with about 2,000 spaces. Otherwise, visiting fans advise parking in the nearby Denbigh West industrial estate.
Away Friendly Pubs near Stadium: MK
Given the ground’s location on the outskirts of Milton Keynes, nearby pubs are rather limited. The nearest pub is the Beacon, on the industrial estate behind the ground, about a 10-minute walk away. However, it has received mixed reviews, and while it is modern and the welcome friendly, it lacks character, with beer served in plastic glasses.
For early arrivals, there are several pubs in Bletchley (a 20-minute walk) but none of these have received rave reviews. Several fans have recommended pubs in the Fenny Stratford area, about a mile south of the stadium. Alcohol is not served in the away section of the ground.
Hotels near Stadium: MK
The Hilton Milton Keynes, Timbold Drive, Kents Hill Park, Milton Keynes MK7 6HL is situated just off the M1, but within 2 miles of the ground. Guest reviews suggest that this hotel is clean and comfortable with helpful staff and excellent facilities, including gym and indoor pool. Free on-site parking is available.
The Holiday Inn Milton Keynes, 500 Saxon Gate West, Milton Keynes MK9 2HQ is in the centre of Milton Keynes, about 2½ miles from the ground and a 10-minute drive from junction 14 of the M1. This spacious hotel has impressive facilities including indoor pool, gym and sauna. Guest reviews suggest that it offers excellent value for money
What have other Away Fans said about their trip?
The only major complaint about the new stadium appears to be its location, meaning that it is well away from pubs and food outlets. The vast majority of visiting fans have been greatly impressed, commenting on the comfort and legroom in the seating, with excellent views of the action and a great atmosphere. The concourses are spacious and offer a good range of food, served from plentiful, well-organised outlets. The toilet facilities have been especially praised by many fans, offering wide entrances, soap and hot running water.