Doncaster Away Travel Info
by Pam Wilkins

Thursday 5 th January 2017 will find Pompey supporters heading North for the rearranged match at Doncaster Rovers Keepmoat Stadium, Stadium Way, Doncaster DN4 5JW. Kick off 7.45pm. The Keepmoat has a capacity of 15,231 and Blues fans will be in the Case Construction North Stand at one end of the ground.

How to get to the Keepmoat

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 traffic lights (which has the Lakeside pub visible behind it), turn left onto White Rose Way. The Lakeside Shopping Centre will be on right (the stadium is located 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.

Parking

There is a fairly large car park at the stadium, which costs £5, but it does get full for bigger games and it can take a long time to get out after the game. 
Alternatively a number of companies on the nearby industrial estate offer match day parking at around £3 - £4 per car.

By train

Trains run regularly to Doncaster from London Kings Cross. The journey will take from one and a half to two hours.
After the match there is a 22.43 train which will get you back to London Kings Cross, but there are no trains back to Portsmouth until the next morning. 
Doncaster station is about 2 miles from the ground, so either take taxi or if you feel like a walk, then as you come out of the station turn right and then keep straight on this road (the A6182 Trafford Way) and you will eventually reach the stadium complex on your left. Alternatively for evening games buses run from Doncaster Frenchgate Interchange direct to the stadium.
Service 73 at 18.00 and 19.00, service 58 at 18.15 and 18.45.
After the game buses run back to town from the bus stop opposite car park 2 on the far side of the road.

Where to eat and drink

As the stadium is on the outskirts of town there is not much choice in the way of pubs. There is The Lakeside, a Beefeater, White Rose Way, Doncaster, DN4 5PJ which serves food and has a Premier Inn attached if you need accommodation. 
There is a big bar at the Keepmoat, which on past visits Pompey fans have been allowed in, but it gets very crowded towards kick off.
In the town centre, ten minutes from the station, is the CAMRA listed Cask Corner Dive bar, 3 Cleveland Street, Doncaster DN1 3EH. Serving real ale and cider, it does not serve food, but according to their website you are able to take in food from one of the nearby takeaway outlets, as long as you buy your drinks in the pub.
Also in town, near the station, is the Railway pub, West Street, Doncaster DN1 3AA. Serving real ale and cider, it has Sky TV.

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