Keepmoat Stadium (Doncaster Rovers)

Any regular readers of this blog will know that I’m not a fan of new grounds. They’re soulless identical monstrosities that lack the character that older stadiums have. So you may be quite surprised to learn that I quite enjoyed this one.
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Yes, the coloured cladding at each corner of the ground is a bit much, but at least it makes the thing stand out a bit more, without resorting to the same tired nonsense as most stadiums. No statues here, thank you very much. Granted, that may be a little grand for a club like Doncaster anyway, but it’s appreciated all the same.
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Truth be told, there’s plenty of those little things that win you bonus points which move it into the realms of being one of the more memorable stadiums as a tourist. First off, can you see inside of it? Absolutely. That’s number one checked off the list.
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Two. Are there any other stadiums nearby? Check. There’s a little mini stadium that adjoins. Although it doesn’t seem to have any official name other than still being the Keepmoat, it has a 500 seater stand, an athletics track and is also home to the club’s reserve and ladies sides. Champion.
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Truthfully, there’s not a lot extra that I could add. The mere fact that it replaced one of the better named grounds (Belle Vue) when it opened in 2007 should be enough to hate it. But I don’t. Two stadiums for the price of one here, and one of the better new ones to boot. That’ll do me for now. Happy Christmas.
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