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Opened 2007

Capacity 30,500

Rating: 4.4

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Came to see My Chemical Romance. The stadium was great for wheelchair users. Only issue is not enough access toilets. There needs to be more for the disabled capacity available!
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10 months ago
Came to see My Chemical Romance and was pleasantly surprised. The stadium had a great atmosphere and was very clean. You can have a great view in every seat. I felt safe here, as the security were professional and helpful. Lots of bar spaces too, so very easy to get a drink!
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9 months ago
Phenomenal night. Lovely weather and even better music playing. There is hardly any parking around the stadium. There is next to tgi Fridays but it gets full early. The shuttle bus service for £9 per person makes you find and pay separately for parking. Inside the stadium there are plenty of small bars and there are some outside. Premium prices though.
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10 months ago
went to see my chemical romance. Great modern stadium,good sound for a stadium concert,excellent view from block 5 row x. queues for merchandise and drinks were horrendous as was 7.00 for a pint of becks/7.50 for a pint of magners dark fruits,7 for a double gin/vodka and mixer was reasonable. decent selection of food inside including a papa John's,
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10 months ago
Really nice venue for a concert, Imagine Dragons. Clean tidy, friendly stewards and good atmosphere. Does need better infrastructure for supporting g parking services in terms of lighting of paths, paths that's dont have bottlenecks and paths are maintained and signposted but venue is first class.
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9 months ago
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History (from Wikipedia)

Relocation of Wimbledon F.C.; Milton Keynes Dons F.C.[edit]
Main article: Relocation of Wimbledon F.C. to Milton Keynes

Starting in 2000 the Milton Keynes Stadium Consortium offered this proposition to several Football League clubs, including Luton Town, Crystal PalaceBarnet,[21] Queens Park Rangers,[22] and Wimbledon F.C..[10] Wimbledon F.C., who had groundshared at Crystal Palace's Selhurst Park ground since 1991, adopted the Milton Keynes plan after the appointment of a new chairman, Charles Koppel, in January 2001.[23] Koppel said that such action was necessary to prevent Wimbledon F.C.'s going out of business.[10] He announced Wimbledon F.C.'s intent to move on 2 August 2001 with a letter to the Football League requesting approval, stating that Wimbledon had already signed an agreement to relocate and "subject to the necessary planning and regulatory consents being obtained" intended to be playing home games at a newly built stadium in Milton Keynes by the start of the 2003–04 season.[24] The proposed move was opposed in most quarters;[24] the League board unanimously rejected Wimbledon's proposed move in August 2001.[24] Koppel appealed against this decision, leading to a Football Association (FA) arbitration hearing and subsequently the appointment of a three-man independent commission by the FA in May 2002 to make a final and binding verdict.[25] The League and FA stated opposition but the commissioners ruled in favour, two to one.[26][27]

Wimbledon F.C. hoped to move to Milton Keynes immediately, but as the new ground was yet to be built an interim home in the town would have to be found first. The first proposal, to start the 2002–03 season at the 
National Hockey Stadium in central Milton Keynes, was abandoned because it did not meet Football League stadium criteria. While alternative temporary options were examined—Winkelman suggested converting the National Bowl music venue[28]—Wimbledon F.C. started the season at Selhurst Park and set a target of playing in MK by Christmas 2002.[29] A group of Wimbledon F.C. fans protested by setting up AFC Wimbledon, to which the vast majority of Wimbledon F.C. fans switched allegiance, in June 2002.[30] A temporary stadium in Milton Keynes proved difficult to arrange and Wimbledon F.C. remained in south London at the end of the 2002–03 season. Koppel announced a plan to convert the National Hockey Stadium for football and play there from the start of the 2003–04 season until the new stadium was built.[31]

Wimbledon F.C. entered 
administration in June 2003.[32] After the club missed a deadline to invest in renovations to the Hockey Stadium,[33] confusion arose as to whether Wimbledon F.C. would move and where they would play if they did.[34] The administrators arranged a return to Selhurst Park.[35] With the move threatened and the club facing liquidation, Winkelman made "the life-defining decision", to quote Conn, "of taking it on himself".[19] He secured funds from his consortium for the administrators to pay the players' wages, keep the club operating, and pay for the necessary renovations for the National Hockey Stadium to host League football.[33]

After hosting the first few home matches of the 2003–04 campaign at Selhurst Park, Wimbledon F.C. played their first match in Milton Keynes in September 2003.
[36] A company voluntary arrangement was put together in March 2004 under which Winkelman's consortium would take Wimbledon F.C. out of administration, reportedly using a holding company called MK Dons.[14] The Football League threatened to expel the club if the takeover were not completed by 31 July.[37] Winkelman's Inter MK Group brought Wimbledon F.C. out of administration in late June 2004 and concurrently announced changes to its name, badge and colours.[38][39] The new name was Milton Keynes Dons F.C. (commonly shortened to MK Dons).[39]

Milton Keynes Dons continued to play at the National Hockey Stadium while the development including the new ground was constructed in Denbigh. Asda paid Inter MK £35 million for its section of the site, IKEA £24 million.
[19] Ground was broken on the stadium in February 2005.[40] In December 2005 MK Dons set a target of playing at the new ground by January 2007;[41] in February 2007 they revised their proposal to a 22,000-seater stadium ready in July of that year, with provision for expansion to 32,000 (it had originally been intended to seat 30,000).[42] The new ground, Stadium mk, hosted its first match in July 2007.[43] Four months later, on 29 November 2007, it was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II.[44]

Things to do in Milton Keynes.

Bletchley Park.

16 Reviews
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A massive homage to Alan Turing and the code breakers of the UK in World War II. Four stars if you're not a computer science nerd and an easy 5 if you... Read More

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This place is amazing. Like most of the rest of the world I had no idea what Bletchley Park was or what the Brits achieved here in WWII until I saw "The... Read More

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Great museum about the WWII code breakers (notably those features in the movie Imitation Game). It is well set-up, with very clear signs, scattered videos,... Read More

Furzton Lake.

9 Reviews
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Food is good prices are ok if you're looking for and affordable meal where you can order with an app or order at the bar it's all good service can be rushed... Read More

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My last night in Milton Keynes, my friend and I were going pub to pub trying to find a specific beer I had wanted to try before I ever came to England. We... Read More

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Having stayed at the hotel, I would describe it as pleasant enough and clean. The restaurant sells good food at a reasonable value. The steaks are good... Read More