Doncaster RL Travel Pack by Joshua Chapman (@Chapalar)
This Sunday, the Cougars travel to the Keepmoat Stadium to take on the Doncaster RL in an early but crucial Kingstone Press Championship clash in our hunt for a top nine finish. Here is all you need to know if you’re planning on following the Cougars this Sunday:
Doncaster RL v Keighley Cougars
Kingstone Press Championship Round Two
Sunday 23rd February 2014, Kick Off: 15:00
Referee: G Hewer
PRICES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
£3 Juniors (5-16)
FREE Under 5’s
All Adult and Concession match tickets can claim a free Child ticket as part of the clubs family ticket pricing.
* Concessions include Seniors and Young Adults (17-20), disabled fans will pay the price appropiate to their age and will be entitled to a free carer.
Tickets can be bought over the phone in advance from the Keepmoat Stadium Ticket Office on 01302 762576
Doncaster RL currently ply their trade at the Keepmoat Stadium, which has been the club’s home ground since it was opened in 2006.
The Keepmoat Stadium, in common with a number of new stadiums, looks far more interesting from the outside that it does on the inside. The stadium is situated next to a lake and looks smart with four interesting looking floodlights, protruding at an angle from the stadium roof. However, on the inside the stadium is rather non-descript. Yes it looks tidy, the stadium is completely enclosed and all the covered stands are of the same height. But it lacks character and it is rather similar to other new stadiums that have been built, except that it is on a smaller scale.
On one side is the West Stand, which is the Main Stand, containing the teams’ dressing rooms and having the players tunnel and team dugouts at its front. The primary television gantry is also housed on this side, along with press facilities. Opposite is the Doncaster Success Stand which contains a row of 16 executive boxes, outside which patrons can sit. These run across the back of the stand. Both ends are identical, with the North End of the ground being allocated to away fans.
Unusually the stadium has large access points in three corners of the ground, which can be used if need be, by emergency services. There are two small electric scoreboards situated in the North East & South West corners of the stadium. The stadium is completed with a set of four floodlights which are mounted on the roof in each corner.
WHERE TO DRINK:
As the stadium is on the outskirts of town, then 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). 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 and serves a number of real ales and ciders.
WHERE TO PARK:
Keepmoat Stadium has 1,000 parking spaces available with a charge of £4 per car. A range of local businesses offer parking facilities around the stadium, however the club advise if you park with a third party, you do so at your own risk.
Keepmoat Stadium also has several disabled parking spaces available but advise that these are limited in number, we therefore suggest that you phone in advance on 01302 762576 to discuss your parking arrangements.
BY CAR, POSTCODE FOR THE SAT NAV: DN4 5JW
SUGGESTED ROUTE: (53.91 miles, 1hr 13min)
From Cougar Park, head east on Royd Ings Avenue towards Alston Road.
Turn Right onto Alston Road.
At the Roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Airevalley Road/A650. Continue to follow, going through three rounadbouts.
Turn left onto Otley Road/A6038.
Turn right onto Valley Road/A6037. Continue to follow A6037.
Slight left onto Canal Road/A6037.
Continue onto Shipley Airedal Road/A650.
Slight right toward Croft Street.
Continue straight onto Croft Street.
Turn left onto Manchester Road/A641.
Slight left toward Mayo Avenue/A6177.
Continue straight onto Mayo Avenue/A6177. Continue to follow A6177.
Slight right onto Chase Way.
Continue onto M606 (signs for M62/M1).
Take the M62(E)/A638 exit toward M1/Dewsbury/Hull/Leeds.
At the Roundabout, take the 1st exit onto the M62 ramp to Hull/Leeds/M1.
Merge onto M62.
At junction 32A, exit onto A1(M).
Continue onto A1.
Continue onto A1(M) (signs for Red House/The South/M18/M1).
At junction 36, take the A630 exit to Rotherham/Doncaster.
At the Roundabout, take the 1st exit onto High Road/A630. Continue to follow A630.
Slight right onto Carr House Road/A18.
At the Roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto White Rose Way/A6182.
At the Roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Middle Bank.
Turn right onto Stadium Way, destination will be on left.
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
Train – 12:27 from Keighley, arriving in Leeds at 12:54
Train – 13:05 from Leeds, arriving at Doncaster at 13:35
Walk – 13:58 from Doncaster Rail Station, arriving at Doncaster Centre, Trafford Way/Doncaster Interchange at 14:05
Bus – 14:05 from Doncaster Centre, Trafford Way/Doncaster Interchange, arriving at Lakeside, Potteric Car/Middle Bank at 14:13
Walk – 14:13 from Lakeside, Potteric Car/Middle Bank, arriving at the Keepmoat Stadium at 14:19
Walk – 17:15 from the Keepmoat Stadium, arriving at Lakeside, Stadium Way/Carriage Drive at 17:18
Bus – 17:18 from Lakeside, Stadium Way/Carriage Drive, arriving at Doncaster Centre, Duke Street at 17:28
Walk – 17:28 from Doncaster Centre, Duke Street, arriving at Doncaster Rail Station at 17:34
Train – 18:20 from Doncaster, arriving in Leeds at 18:56
Train – 19:08 fron Leeds, arriving in Keighley at 19:32