Doncaster regain control of Keepmoat Arena

Doncaster Rovers will take over the operation of its home stadium, the Keepmoat Arena, as part of a new deal with Doncaster's town council, reports SportsPro.

Under the plan the club has agreed to pay £100,000 annually for 99 years. Under the council the stadium, built six years ago at a cost of £32 million to the town, was losing significant money each year.

Doncaster Rovers' owner John Ryan said: "This is clearly the best option for the future of the stadium and the option which meets the needs of local residents by removing the current burden on the tax payer.

"In-depth legal discussions will now take place and subject to an agreement being made we will take over management of the stadium on July 1 2012."

Both Doncaster Belles women's football club and Doncaster's rugby league club will continue to utilise the stadium, as well as the League One side.

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