MK Dons 

Contacts:

Address Denbigh, Milton Keynes, MK1 1ST
Telephone No. 01908 622 922
Fax No. 01908 622 933
Official Website http://www.mkdons.com
Twitter Page https://twitter.com/MKDonsFC
Club Forum http://www.thezonemk.co.uk/phpbb3/index.php

 

Miscellaneous:

Ground Facilities Club house, bar and lounge, club shop
Capacity 30,500 (all seated)
Home Kit

White Shirts, White Shorts, White Socks

Away Kit

Red shirts, Red Shorts, Red Socks
 

 

Directions:

By Car
Stadium:MK is situated at Denbigh North, just off the A5, south of Central Milton Keynes and just north of Bletchley. It is adjacent to a couple of Retail Parks, as well as an ASDA store and an IKEA, so expect some traffic congestion. For those familiar with the grid road system of Milton Keynes, then the ground is on V6 Grafton Street on the junction with H9 Groveway

Official Club Route (this is signposted from Junction 14 of the M1):

Leave the M1 at Junction 14 and head towards Milton Keynes. Go straight over the first roundabout and at the next (where there is a Total Garage on the corner) turn left onto the V11 Tongwell Street. Proceed across one roundabout and at the next turn right onto the H8 Standing Way (A421). Continue along the Standing Way going across a number of roundabouts. On reaching the Bleak Hall Roundabout turn left into the V6 Grafton Street. At the next roundabout, turn right and the stadium entrance is further down on the left.

Potential alternative/quicker routes

From the North
Leave the M1 at Junction 15 and take the A508 towards Milton Keynes and keep going until you reach the A5 roundabout. Take the first exit onto the A5 (direction London). Turn off at the third junction (signposted A421), take the fourth exit at the roundabout onto the V6 Grafton Street (towards Bletchley) and the ground is on the left. Or if you prefer more motorway driving, then continue South on the M1 to Junction 14:

From Junction 14 take the A509 towards Milton Keynes. take the A509 towards and into Milton Keynes. After the big motorway roundabout, turn right at the next roundabout (still A509, also called H5 Portway), then keep going straight on until you reach the A5 roundabout. Turn left onto the A5 (towards London). Turn off at the first junction (signposted A421), take the fourth exit at the roundabout onto the V6 Grafton Street (towards Bletchley) and the ground is on the left.

From the South
Leave the M1 at junction 13 and take the second exit (A421) towards Milton Keynes. At the third roundabout (there's a BP garage on the right as you approach), take the second exit onto the H9 Groveway. Keep going straight on until you reach the A5 roundabout. Take the second exit at the roundabout onto the V6 Grafton Street (towards Bletchley) and the ground is on the left.

If you are approaching the stadium from the South along the A5, then leave the A5 at the junction of the A421 and you then really can't miss it.

Please note that the stadium is nowhere near the centre of Milton Keynes. If you do get lost follow directions to Bletchley and/or IKEA.

James a visiting Portsmouth fan adds; 'If you are a visiting supporter then follow the signs for "football coaches" as this will take you to the back of the stadium which is nearer the away fans turnstiles. Following signs for "Stadium MK" will take you round to the front of the ground where most of the parking is for permit holders only. With regards to parking, if you don't want to pay, and arrive early enough, then you can park on the industrial estate which is on the opposite side of the road, to this rear stadium entrance'.

Car Parking

There are 2,000 car parking spaces at the stadium, which cost 7 per vehicle. Otherwise, you can street park in the Denbigh West industrial estate. After passing the stadium entrance on your left, turn right at the next roundabout, called Granby roundabout, and then take the next turn left, and immediately left again onto the industrial estate called Denbigh West. Don't be tempted to park at the adjacent Asda Store as it is patrolled on matchdays and you may end up with a 60 parking ticket for your trouble.

Almost opposite the main stadium entrance is another small industrial estate, called Granby, the entrance to which is on Peverel Drive. Again there is some street parking to be had in this area. Near to the main road on Peverel Drive there is Magnet Trade (MK1 1NN). They offer car parking at 5, the proceeds of which are donated to a local charity. At the top of Peverel Drive there is an Islamic Centre which offers secure car parking at 5 per vehicle. Please note that if passing the stadium entrance on your left, then you can't immediately turn right into Peverel Drive, so you will have to proceed down to the roundabout, to come back on yourself. There is also the option of renting a private driveway near Stadium MK via YourParkingSpace.co.uk.

By Train

The nearest railway station is Fenny Stratford which is just over a mile away from Stadium MK, however this is on the local Bletchley to Bedford line. As you exit the station turn right and at the top of the road turn right onto the main Watling Street. Just go straight along this road and you will see the stadium over on your right.

There is also Bletchley Railway Station which is around about two miles away from the stadium. Surprisingly taxis are scarce outside Bletchley station so best to pre-book one in advance (Skyline 01908 222111 are a local taxi firm). Otherwise, you can embark on the 35-40 minute walk to the stadium. The station is served by trains from London Euston & Birmingham New Street.

Turn left immediately you come out of the station building and continue to and down the steps. At the bottom of the steps turn left and go under the railway bridge. At the roundabout by the Park pub turn left onto Saxon Street. Keep straight on this road and you will eventually reach the stadium. However, you will need to cross over to the other side, as there is only one path beside it. You will pass Bletchley Bus Station on your right and then the Enigma Pub. Go straight across the double mini roundabout following signs for the A5 and you will see the stadium over on your left. Beware though that the walk might not be best made for night games, as there are a number of underpasses en route. Peter Wood a visiting Doncaster Rovers fan adds; 'After the match we got a Number 6 Bus back to Bletchley from Saxon Street over the road from the stadium'.

More likely though you will end up at Milton Keynes Central which is around four miles away. There is a taxi rank outside the station (Cost about 10 to the stadium). Or there is a regular Bus Service from outside the station, as Peter Durrant a visiting Plymouth Argyle supporter tells me; 'There is the Arriva Service No 1, which runs every 30 minutes (on Saturday afternoons) at 5 minutes and 35 minutes past the hour from Milton Keynes Central Rail station. The journey takes about time is 10 minutes (and is via the city centre, Oldbrook and the Hospital) to the bus stop of Grafton Street, adjacent to the stadium entrance. The return journey from the Granby, Grafton Street bus stop leaves at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour to MK Central Rail station'. Dan McCalla adds; 'The number one bus is hourly on midweek evenings. However, you can also catch the Number 6 bus too from the station to the stadium. It runs every 20 minutes on Saturday afternoons, and every 20 minutes outbound and then hourly back on midweek evenings.' Visit the Arriva website to view timetables.


 

General Information:

Stadium MK was opened in 2007 and in my opinion, it is a 'cut above' some other new comparable stadiums, in terms of quality and standards of spectator facilities. From the outside it has a modern look, with good use of silver coloured cladding and a large amount of glass on view. The most striking feature of the stadium is its roof, which sits high up above the football ground with a large gap between in and the back roof of seating. This allows more natural light to reach the pitch. The stadium is totally enclosed and has a bowl like design.

The overall look of the stadium has recently benefited from the installation of seating into the previously unused upper tier. It certainly now looks a large and imposing stadium, one that is worthy of football at a higher level. It is two tiered, with on three sides having a large lower tier being over hung by a smaller upper tier. The West side of the stadium is slightly different, with the seating areas in the upper tier being replaced by the Director's Box and executive and corporate hospitality areas. Unusually the spacious concourse areas at the back of the lower tier see directly into the stadium, so there is what seems a noticeable gap between the lower and upper tiers is where the concourse is located.


Admission Prices 2018/19
East Stand (Centre): Adults 27, Over 65's/Under 21's 22, Under 18's 12

All other areas of the stadium: Adults 22 Over 65's 17 Under 18's 7

Under 7's will be admitted free in some of the home areas of the stadium as long as they are a member of the Club and accompanied by an adult. Maximum of two Under 7's per adult.

PROGRAMME PRICE
Official Programme 3.

Last Season: 23rd, Football League One       

Average Attendance: 9,202

A Fans View:

Away supporters are normally located in the upper tier of the stadium in the North East Corner, where around 3,000 fans can be accommodated. If demand requires it then the North Stand upper tier behind the goal can also be allocated as well as the lower tier. This generous allocation has led to some huge away followings at Stadium:MK in recent years, which has led to some memorable away days. For example, in January 2018 Coventry City had around 8,000 fans in attendance. On the further plus side the stadium is a quality one i.e. it has not been built on the cheap. So the facilities are first class. The stadium also has such creature comforts as big 'Emirates Style' comfy seats and the ability to continue to watch the game in progress, whilst eating a burger on the concourse. The view of the playing action and leg room are both good and the atmosphere not bad. The concourses are spacious and offer a good range of food. Like a number of new stadiums though, its main drawback is location, It is located adjacent to the A5, but well away from the centre of Milton Keynes, so there is little on offer in the way of pubs. Very nearby though are KFC & McDonalds outlets, plus recently opened behind the North Stand, is an Odeon Cinema that also has several eating places out front. The stadium also has electronic turnstiles, so no paying at the gate here. Instead you gain entrance by putting your tickets into a bar code reader to gain entrance.

Alan Burgess, a visiting Sheffield Wednesday fan adds; 'the seating is marvelous both for comfort and leg room, the concourses very impressive and the sight lines fantastic. The food was the standard football ground offering but at least the serving areas were plentiful and well organised; there wasn't a bad atmosphere either from a crowd of 6,500 (though the PA system is deafening) and I can't end without a tribute to the bogs - separate, wide entrances and exits, plenty of space, soap and hot running water - luxury!. A cut above almost all of the modern football stadiums'. James Brook informs me; 'Away fans can buy tickets on the day by gates 3 and 4. All fans are searched on entering the stadium and flags are not allowed in unless they come with their fire certificate! The Club operates automatic turnstiles, where you have to put your ticket (which has a barcode on it) into a slot reader and a green light will signify that one can enter. This should be done speedily as the revolving turnstile will then come up behind you and whack you on the backside, which has left some fans rather bemused. Programmes are bought outside the stadium.' Food available on the concourse includes an interesting range of pies from the Piglets Pantry Company (although the bottom of mine was burnt, but I won't hold that against them...); Steak and 'Concrete Cow' Ale, Chicken Gammon and Leek, Spinach Ricotta and Mushrooms (all 3.80).

In keeping with the infamous concrete cows of Milton Keynes, the Club have a mascot called Mooie, whilst the South Stand is called the 'cowshed'. No wonder that the locals have christened the stadium 'The MooCamp!'