rovers chief executive Gavin Baldwin is hoping today’s ‘Doncaster double’ will kick-start a new era at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Promoting a close bond between the stadium’s main tenants has been one of Baldwin’s main objectives since taking over from Dave Morris.
And this weekend’s Rovers and Belles double-header is another important milestone in the development of a Doncaster Rovers ‘Sporting Club’.
Baldwin said: “Both Doncaster Rovers Belles and the Dons are constantly striving to encourage more of the Doncaster public to get behind their team and as a club we’re working hard to bring value to our fans.
“The prospect of a double-header where fans can purchase tickets for the Rovers fixture and stay behind for the Belles game makes perfect sense.
“Logistically it has involved a few compromises, the Belles and Arsenal ladies for example will be using our soccer centre changing rooms rather than the main changing rooms.
“But on the whole it hasn’t been difficult to set up.
“I think this is the first time any club has put on this type of double-header event - it’s a great offer for the fans.
“We want the Keepmoat Stadium to be more accessible for the public of Doncaster,” he added.
“We want to turn it into one big club where all the tenants look after each other and help each other achieve their goals.
“We’re trying our best to give the fans of every team that plays here the things that they want.
“We’re doing things that no other stadium is doing.”
Tickets for the double-header are priced from £20 for adults, £5 consessions.