Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Doncaster Rovers FC- Keepmoat Stadium

Visits: 1
Doncaster Rovers 5-1 Bradford City (Johnstone’s Paint Trophy (North) 1st Round, September 4th 2007)
Stands I’ve Been in: South Stand
Ticket Price (1st Visit): £5
Attendance (1st Visit): 4,710
Address: Keepmoat Stadium, Stadium Way, Lakeside, Doncaster, DN4 5JW

Transport

Was given some good directions, but the ground is signposted much better than Belle Vue was! Loads of parking to be had near the ground, as it is in the  middle of a massive industrial estate. It’s a fiver to park at the ground, but you can park for less only 5-10 minutes walk down the main road, and you will also be queuing less than you will be if you park at the ground.

Ground exterior, and adjacent athletics stadium

Food & Drink

I was warned in advance that Donny can be a bit slow at ticket sales, so I didn’t really have much time to look around once I’d got my ticket. The ground does have a bar on site though

The East Stand celebrates a goal

Inside the Ground

The concourse area was better than most places! Big and roomy, bars to put your drink on, and away from the kiosks so there was no unnecessary congestion! In the seats, the ground is a bit dull and samey. All four stands are of equal height and design (except for the obligatory press and hospitality facilities in the Main Stand)

Bradford fans in the North Stand

Atmosphere

A bit quiet in the first half, which was sort of to be expected given the size of the crowd and the competition the game was in and so on, but it picked up second half. Clearly I was in Donny’s noisy stand, as opposed to be in the flasks and blanket stand at Belle Vue! The Bradford fans were good as well, considering their team took a hell of a trouncing!

The West Stand

Anything Else


Doncaster fans in the South Stand

Overall

A bit…meh. Just another new ground.

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