Matches played at Belle Vue, Doncaster


Date of matchType of matchName of teamName of teamScoreAttendance
28 January 1935Division Three (North) Cup 1st roundDoncaster RoversRotherham United3-41,630
28 October 1937Division Three (North) Cup 1st roundDoncaster RoversLincoln City7-22,544
17 January 1938Division Three (North) Cup 2nd roundDoncaster RoversHalifax Town4-11,072
19 December 1938FA Cup 2nd round 2nd replayHalifax TownMansfield Town0-02,431
25 October 1947International under-18 Home ChampionshipEnglandScotland4-2over 4,000
18 January 1954FA Cup 3rd round 2nd replayHull CityBrentford5-210,176
12 December 1960FA Cup 2nd round 3rd replayHull CityDarlington 0-05,313
21 December 1970FA Cup 2nd round 2nd replayLincoln CityBradford City4-18,000
18 August 1981Football League Group Cup Group CDoncaster RoversChesterfield2-03,572
22 August 1981Football League Group Cup Group CDoncaster RoversGrimsby Town0-24,067
13 March 1984Associate Members Cup 2nd roundDoncaster RoversPreston North End2-12,098
20 March 1984Associate Members Cup quarter-finalDoncaster RoversBurnley1-33,504
22 January 1985Freight Rover Trophy Northern section 1st round 1st legDoncaster RoversYork City0-01,892
21 January 1986Freight Rover Trophy Northern section 1st round Group 8Doncaster RoversMansfield Town1-01,584
9 December 1986Freight Rover Trophy Northern section 1st round Group 1Doncaster RoversChesterfield0-01,006
13 October 1987Sherpa Van Trophy Northern section preliminary round Group 8Doncaster RoversMansfield Town0-11,280
22 November 1988

FA Cup 1st round replay

(venue switched)

Brandon UnitedDoncaster Rovers1-21,832


Doncaster Rovers moved to a new ground on the edge of Low Pasture, adjacent to the Great North Road, in 1922. To the south and east of the ground was Doncaster Aerodrome.


It had been established during the First World War but was in civilian use when this photograph was taken. In order to create the football ground, ash was used to lay the pitch and embank three sides of the ground. At the far end of the ground is the Town End, partially covered with the stand that was relocated from the club’s previous home, and which survived until it was demolished in 1985.


The Popular Side, to the left side of the pitch, suffered from subsidence resulting in the demolition of its cover in 1987. On the opposite side, the Main Stand was destroyed in an arson attack in 1995.


Rovers played their last game at Belle View in 2006 and moved to the new, multipurpose Keepmoat Stadium (now the Eco-Power Stadium).


Remnants of the old ground survive as the site has yet to be fully redeveloped.