How to get to Stadium MK
Stadium MK is located south of Milton Keynes, in the middle of a modern shopping complex. It’s about 4.6 kilometres from Milton Keynes Central Station, so we wouldn’t recommend walking as it would take an hour. If you get a ticket to Bletchley Station, you can change at MK Central, and it’ll be a much quicker walk at about 30 minutes. Alternatively, you’ll be able to pick up a taxi from MK Central and get there in about 10 minutes, and there are plenty buses, which take about half an hour.
What to do at Stadium MK
MK Dons is technically the newest club in the football league, although it can trace its history back to Wimbledon FC (the “Don” of the name), which relocated from London to Milton Keynes in 2004. During the construction of Stadium MK which was completed in 2007, the team played at the hockey stadium. Now MK Dons and Milton Keynes Dons Women play here.
If you’re not going for the football, Stadium MK is a multi-function venue, hosting conferences and events, as well as music concerts. There’s actually a hotel in the stadium too, which couldn’t be handier, whatever event you’re attending.
About Stadium MK
Stadium MK was built in 2007 to house MK Dons as they made their move from Wimbledon’s Plough Lane in London when the club entered administration in 2003. It was a controversial move, with many Wimbledon fans no longer considering it their local club after moving 58 miles, but it gave Milton Keynes a Football League club of its own for the first time. It has a seating capacity of 30,500, and saw its MK Dons record attendance of 21,500 in a match against Bolton Wanderers in 2017. However, its record attendance was just over 30,000 in a 2015 Rugby World Cup match between Fiji and Uruguay.
Concerts at Stadium MK
Concerts at Stadium MK have taken place in abundance over the years, with some of the world’s most famed artists performing here. With pop acts including JLS and Take That, as well as indie and rock bands such as My Chemical Romance and Imagine Dragons playing to crowds here, this is a venue that’s truly catered for everyone. Rod Stewart even graced the Milton Keynes stage in 2019!
While the stadium itself is a great music venue, getting to concerts at Stadium MK is not always the most convenient. However, there are a few options when it comes to train travel. The quickest way to reach the venue is to travel to MK Central and then either walk for 30 minutes or jump in a taxi to get to the stadium in around 10 minutes.