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Doncaster Rovers

A midsized club in a midsized town in Yorkshire, pretty much in the middle of the country. Rovers are safely one of the best clubs in the history of the third and fourth tiers.

LOCATION: Doncaster, South Yorkshire, about 90 minutes from London’s Kings Cross and also from Manchester

CONTACT: doncasterroversfc.co.uk, 01302 764664, #DRFC

NICKNAMES: Donny Rovers


From their founding in 1888 to World War II, Rovers only poked into the second tier for two seasons in the late 1930s. In 1946 they played in the longest match in history. In those days you played until somebody won, and their 2-2 draw at Stockport County lasted 203 minutes before finally being called for darkness. Legend has it people went home…


Yorkshire neighbors Barnsley, Rotherham United, and Scunthorpe United are the main ones, with Chesterfield and the two Sheffield clubs just behind. We saw them play Barnsley when they were top two in the league, and it was a cracking atmosphere with only a few extra police in

Women's Team

The Doncaster Rovers Belles, believe it or not, used to be the dominant force in the women’s game in England. They made 11 of 12 FA Cup finals from 1983 to 1994, winning six! They also won two of the first three league titles in 1992 and 1994, adding the Cup both times. Now they are down in the Women’s National League Division One Midlands. See…


None stand


Keepmoat Stadium replaced the old Belle Vue Ground in 2006 and has 15,231 seats. It’s also the home of a rugby club and the Doncaster Belles, and the name comes not from some medieval moat nearby but actually from a company that manages council housing. It’s basically a perfect rectangle with the South Stand also being known as the Black Bank and…

Going to a Game at Doncaster Rovers

GETTING THERE: It’s a mile and a half from the station, so about a 40-minute walk. You can also take First Bus 56 (Rossington) from the station; that stops at White Rose Way, a block from the ground. A taxi from the station should cost around £8. PUBS: There are some surprisingly good options for a town this size, starting with the tiny and cozy…

Doncaster Rovers Tickets

Two years ago an adult ticket was around £20, and even the high-stakes derby with Barnsley didn’t quite sell out.

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