Information for supporters heading to Doncaster Rovers tomorrow…
What is the ground like?
The stadium has a capacity of 15,231 seats on one side is the West Stand this contains the teams changing rooms, The Belle Vue and Alick’s Bars. The private television gantry and the press are also located in this stand. On the other side of the pitch is the FBT East Stand containing 16 executive boxes running across the back of the stand. The East Stand also houses the padded hospitality seating the Legends’ Lounge and directors suite. The Polypipe (South) Stand houses the more vocal of the home support and is connected to the East Stand by the Club Doncaster Foundation Family Area. Finally opposite the Polypipe Stand is the OneCall (North) Stand which is where all our travelling support is based, with a capacity of approximately 3,318.
Away fans are located in the North Stand. If demand requires it then a portion of the East Stand can also be allocated. The view of the playing action, legroom, and facilities are all of an excellent standard. The concourses have recently been refurbished and a number of food and drink options are available. All concourses are fitted with televisions in order to keep supporters entertained pre-match.
Please note that cash is not accepted at the turnstiles, they are ticket only. Tickets can be purchased from the South Stand ticket office.
As the stadium is on the outskirts of town, there is not much choice in the way of pubs. There is though the Lakeside, a Beefeater outlet near Stadium Way (you should catch sight of it, if you drive towards the stadium from Junction 3 of the M18). There is also the Belle Vue bar at the stadium itself, it does get very busy in the hour up to kick off but if you get in early, you should be okay. The bar has plenty of seating, as well as an organised queuing system to avoid the normal bustle at the bar'. The bar also has large television screens showing televised football. Alcohol is also available inside the stadium, including Carlsberg at £3 a bottle.
If going by train then in the town centre there is an excellent pub called the Cask Corner. It is a fantastic pub which is about a ten 10 minute walk from railway station. It serves a number of real ales and ciders. It doesn't offer food but you are allowed to bring in your own. This pub which is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and is located on Cleveland Street. Also near to the station is the 'Railway pub' on West Street, which is also popular with visiting fans.
Travelling by road
From the A1(M) join the M18 Eastbound at Junction 35 (signposted Hull) or from the M1, join the M18 Eastbound at Junction 32.
Once on the M18, leave at Junction 3 and take the A6182 towards Doncaster (the stadium is well signposted from Junction 3 and is about one and a half miles away). You will pass a retail park on your left and then at the next island (which has the Lakeside Pub visible behind it) turn left onto White Rose Way. The Lakeside Shopping Centre is now on your right (the stadium is located directly behind the shopping centre). At the next island turn right onto the industrial estate and after passing the Tesco distribution centre on your right, turn right at the bottom of the road and the stadium is further down on your left.
Post Code for SAT NAV: DN4 5JW
Travelling by train
Doncaster Station is just under two miles away and buses are provided as detailed right to the ground. If you do have time on your hands and you fancy the walk (around 25-30 minutes) then as you come out of the station turn right and then keep straight on the road (the A6182 Trafford Way) and you will eventually meet the stadium complex on your left.
Programme - £3 (via football ground guide)