BREAKING: Doncaster Rovers complete stadium takeover

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DONCASTER Rovers have today completed a deal with Doncaster Council which sees them take over the lease of the Keepmoat Stadium.

The club, which has been a tenant at the community stadium since it opened in 2007, will now be running the venue, which Doncaster Council has been keen to off-load because it was losing money.

Lawyers have now completed the paperwork which is now signed by all parties.

Gavin Baldwin, chief executive of Doncaster Rovers said: “Since the club moved from Belle Vue five years ago, fans have always felt the difference - as tenants the stadium didn’t truly feel like their home. We are working with them to develop strong relationships and make positive changes.

“This deal means so much to the club and there are many things that we intend to change to bring the Keepmoat Stadium back into the heart of the local community and to make sports fans truly feel it is their home.

“Expect announcements over the coming weeks from the club to detail how we will work with partners to deliver a better Keepmoat Stadium for all who use it.”