The Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster

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The Keepmoat
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The Keepmoat
stadium, Doncaster
Case study of a football
stadium development on a
greenfield site
David Redfern
Global
Digital Divide
The Keepmoat
stadium, Doncaster
What this presentation covers
A short case study of a football stadium to complement the article on the
Emirates Stadium in GEOGRAPHY REVIEW Vol. 27, No. 2.
A different example of a sports-led development, this time on a greenfield site.
An examination of how one development can ‘feed’ another — the Keepmoat
stadium lies alongside a retail development — Lakeside Village, Doncaster.
The two developments have led to transport improvements — a new link road
now gives direct access to the M18 motorway, Junction 3.
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The Keepmoat
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Details of the stadium (1)
Keepmoat Stadium is a multi-purpose sports stadium in Doncaster, England.
It has a a capacity of 15,231 people.
The stadium and the wider sports complex that surrounds it cost approximately
£32 million to build.
It is mainly used by Doncaster Rovers Football Club, but also by Doncaster Rugby
League Club and Doncaster Rovers Belles Ladies Football Club.
In June 2012 Doncaster Rovers FC secured a 99-year operating
lease from Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council to lead the
management of the stadium complex with a view to improving
operating results across the stadium sports partnership.
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Details of the stadium (2)
The stadium is sponsored under a long-term contract by Keepmoat, a company
specialising in council housing. Keepmoat has the rights to the naming of the
stadium.
A mini-stadium beside the main stadium features a six-lane running track and a
500 seat stand.
The mini stadium is used by Doncaster Rovers Belles, Doncaster Rovers reserves,
Doncaster Athletics Club, Doncaster RLFC's academy team, and the Doncaster
Mustangs American football team.
Other sports
facilities
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The
Keepmoat
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retail village
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Location of the stadium
The stadium is next to Doncaster Lakeside, a 1990s leisure and business
development 3 km to the southeast of Doncaster town centre.
It is a key design element of the development is a 20-ha man-made lake on the
site of a former airfield and refuse dump. The lake was completed in 2002.
The lake not only provides an amenity but was also used as a resource to provide
fill material to bring marshy land to the south above flood level.
A major retail development, Doncaster Lakeside Village, has been built nearby.
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Lakeside Village retail park
Photographs: David Redfern
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The Keepmoat
stadium, Doncaster
Lakeside Village retail park
Extracts from the website:
‘We've over 45 famous name stores offering up to 60% off, so you'll find a
fantastic range of men's, women's and children's fashions and footwear plus gifts,
homeware, cosmetics and accessories all at amazingly low prices.
Lakeside Village is situated at Doncaster Lakeside, an exciting and fast growing
development area just outside the town centre. Lakeside Village is excellently
located about 2 miles from junction 3, M18. You can reach the M18 from the M1,
M62 or A1.
Ample FREE car parking is available at Lakeside Village with 950 car spaces and
coach parking.’
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The Keepmoat
stadium, Doncaster
Lakeside Village
retail park
Photographs: David Redfern
Global
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The Keepmoat
stadium, Doncaster
Lakeside Village
retail park
Photographs: David Redfern

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