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7 August 2015

At a football club, pre-season is arguably the busiest time of the year and a chance for us to look to improve upon everything we do.

Here is a list of some of the improvements made across the club, the rest can be found in Saturday’s brand new Matchday Magazine, Red and White:
•    A greater playing budget for Paul Dickov.
•    No distracting buy outs.
•    Major renovation work on the main pitch with the aim of making it softer, faster and flatter.
•    Irrigation system fitted to the training pitch to allow the youth, development and first team squad’s access all year round.
•    All pitches at Cantley Park have been renovated.
•    Changing rooms, canteen and other buildings have been decorated.
•    New laundry facilities and equipment have been installed.
•    The home changing rooms have been renovated and decorated to suit the playing staffs requirements.
•    Further investment in the club analyst equipment.
•    Club Doncaster Legends lounge refurbished and rebranded hospitality lounges
•    New Premier Club product.
•    New furniture, features and carpets fitted all 16 hospitality boxes.
•    New menu in the hospitality areas.
•    Soccer Centre major refurbishments to resurface the 5-a-side cages.
•    All main automatic doors across the stadium have been improved and renovated.
•    A new improved CCTV system across the stadium is now in place.
•    CD Foundation now providing the matchday ball boys.
•    CD Foundation providing all support staff for the family area.
•    Increased engagement and ticket offers with local schools through CD Foundation.
•    Reciprocal agreements in place with away clubs to encourage more junior fans to attend away games..
•    Doncaster Rovers are now the sponsor of the Doncaster and District Senior Football League
•    Investment in a new PA system for music and artists outside the Belle Vue Bar before and after games.
•    Donny Dog now has a matchday schedule to engage with younger fans.
•    Improved food and beverage offerings on the concourse and also in the Belle Vue Bar including Yorkshire Caviar (pie, gravy and peas) and two pints for £10.
•    The matchday programme has been renamed RAW (Red and White) Magazine to have a wider appeal.
•    Greater coverage of unique stories exclusive to RAW magazine.
•    From the Bury game RAW will be a “perfect bound” product.
•    6 pages of RAW are dedicated to our junior fans, plus a 2 page poster.
•    New Club Doncaster branding has gone up around the stadium, including the new kits and the #MyLocalTeam campaign.
•    Season Tickets include #MyLocalTeam branding involving fans from the campaign video.
•    Black Bank fan initiative working with the Club to increase the atmosphere in the South Stand and across the stadium.
•    Matchday music playlist created by the fans and players to improve the match build up.
•    Rovers Player is now in HD and offers a better user support system.
•    Exclusive footage generated for Rovers Player users i.e.: #RandomRovers150 .
•    Improved website content and branding ensuring consistency.

‘RAW’ is available for £3 from the ticket office, club shop and all programme sellers.

Rovers face Bury in Sky Bet League One on Saturday, tickets are available HERE or on 01302 762576.

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