Stadium:MK built inside 18 Months!

Last updated : 02 December 2006 By The Seasider
Stadium:MK 9 March 2005
Stadium:MK 9 March 2005
Blackpool travel down to Milton Keynes Dons on Saturday and will head for the National Hockey Stadium for the second round FA Cup tie.

Most fans will no doubt be familiar with the unusual surroundings of their current home.

However the MK Dons franchise started building their new home on the 9 March 2005 and in a little over 18 months the Dons have been recently inviting supporters and businesses to "come on down" and check out the prestigious executive boxes at the Denbigh stadium, the club have already announced they only few of their first-level showcase facilities left.

The state-of-the-art, fully-furnished boxes complete with plasma screen televisions and superb dining facilities have been a big hit with fans and firms alike.

Stadium:MK 29 November 2006
Stadium:MK 29 November 2006
To help cope with the demand at the city's premier events venue, MK Dons teamed up with IKEA to set up a purpose-built marketing suite at the site. It will provide interested parties with a chance to select their box and be given a personal tour around the UEFA four-star stadium.

Denbigh Stadium is a multi-use stadium in the Denbigh North district of Milton Keynes, England. Designed by HOK SVE, it is currently under construction by civil engineering company Buckingham Group Contracting. It will be used mostly for football matches and will be the home ground of Milton Keynes Dons F.C. upon its completion in late 2006/early 2007.

The current best estimate is that it will be opened officially for the 2007-2008 Season. The initial configuration of the stadium will hold 22,000 and has provision for a future extention to increase the capacity to 30,000.

The design complies with UEFA's Four Star Stadium specifications. Currently, the name "Denbigh Stadium" is a planning name only. Recent publicity has used the name Stadium:MK.

The complex will include a hotel and a multi-use venue that will be used by the Milton Keynes Lions professional basketball team.

Meanwhile there still remains no news on the start up on the south western corner of Blackpool's still to be named current stadium since demolition of the South Stand and the much criticised replacement away fans temporary stand in 2002.