The Gift of Football to celebrate MK50

Date Posted:12/01/2017

Milton Keynes DonsMK Dons Chairman Pete Winkelman is providing The Gift of Football to Milton Keynes residents to celebrate the 50th birthday of the new city.

To mark Milton Keynes hitting the half-a-century milestone, Winkelman has given all his neighbours in an MK postcode the opportunity to claim a FREE ticket to visit Stadium MK and watch a match.

Milton Keynes’ official 50th birthday is on Monday 23rd January and each resident living in an MK postcode will be able to claim a FREE ticket to MK Dons’ first home league match in the new city’s 50th year, which is against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday 4th February, kick-off 3pm.

The Gift of Football will provide many residents with the opportunity to visit Stadium MK for the first time to watch live football and an inexpensive way of providing entertainment for the whole family.

All MK Dons Season Ticket holders and Club Dons members outside the MK postcode will also be able to claim a free ticket for the match as part of the Club’s MK50 celebrations.  

Pete said: “Milton Keynes is a truly special and unique place and I’m proud to say it is my home. The people of Milton Keynes have shown me so much support over the years and I wanted to give everyone a gift that would celebrate MK50.

“The Gift of Football is a great opportunity for my neighbours in the new city to come together to celebrate this milestone for Milton Keynes, as well as a chance to experience Stadium MK if they haven’t had the chance to so already.”

Tickets can be redeemed from the MK Dons Box Office at Stadium MK and from the MK Dons kiosk – located on Silbury Arcade – at centre:mk.

You can also visit MK Dons at the Festival of Football at intu Milton Keynes today (Thursday 12th January) to redeem your ticket, participate in a number of football-related activities and watch MK-based freestyle footballer Dan Magness attempt a World Record!

The free ticket will be limited to one per person with proof of address required at the time of redemption. Any one of any age is eligible for the free ticket; however, the ticket must be claimed by over-18s only.

Any under-12 must be accompanied by an adult within the stadium. Tickets are limited and are on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Club looks forward to celebrating MK50 with residents of Milton Keynes.