Doncaster: Rovers to take over Keepmoat Stadium

source: TheStar.co.uk

Doncaster: Rovers to take over Keepmoat Stadium After almost 6 years in operation the ground still generates losses that cannot be balanced by income streams. Thus new management model is planned with Doncaster Rovers playing key role and taking over the ground – “The Star” reveals.

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New plans by Doncaster Council give the football side Rovers main role in operating Keepmoat Stadium. The venue opened back in 2006 had cost £32m for construction and generates £200,000 - 300,000 loss annually despite efforts to commercialize it and both bank and public support.

Under the planned scheme up to 8 people in the Stadium Management Company might lose their jobs soon to cut costs. Doncaster Rovers are to take up their responsibilities. Annual fee the club will pay should decrease from £281,000 to 100,000 (growing each year along with inflation), but at the same time Rovers will be responsible for the toughest part – covering all running costs.

At this point it isn’t clear as to when changes will be implemented and how will the final contract between Doncaster municipality and Rovers look. The club have declared to be ready for this shift.

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