Training Ground Moves A Step Closer

By The MKDSA Media Team

The news broke early yesterday and its news we’ve been waiting for a long time. Its the most positive news we’ve been able to enjoy since our 5-0 demolition of Plymouth last season.

The planning permission to change use at The Bowl (call it National or MK) has finally been granted. It will still remain as an outdoor entertainment venue but with “added” football training centre through the provision of football pitches and training grids.

The Bowl as an idea was thought of in 1971, built out of a former brick pit the development began in 1973 when the famous horse-shoe grass banking began to appear coming from the spoil of grid road creation at the time. The Bowl has only been used for music around 7 times over the last decade having seen the biggest bands appear in its life time. Muse are set to play there in June as one of MK’s biggest assests enters the next phase of its history.

Initially just a few pitches will be installed with potentially temporary buildings as final plans are confirmed. This will allow The Dons to begin training at the new facility at some point in the 2023/24 season.

The training centre will then over time be fully built with more pitches and facilities that will be announced in due course in what could be ultimately a £100m investment on the site, you know how we’re good at development deals. will be bringing you news as the development happens.

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