The National Hockey Stadium was home to MK Dons for four years.
Initially, it was Wimbledon Football Club that moved to Milton Keynes in 2003 and it wasn’t until 2004 that the club was rebranded as Milton Keynes Dons.
The first thing the club did was to dig up the synthetic pitch and replace it with grass. They also added new stands which allowed up to 9,000 spectators to watch the games.
MK Don’s record attendance at the stadium was for a League Cup tie with Tottenham Hotspur on 25th October 2006. The fixture attracted a crowd of just 8,306.
The Stadium was barely used following the departure of MK Dons and the owners sold it to Network Rail who built a new headquarters on the site.
The last game played by MK Dons at the National Hockey Stadium was played on 18th May 2007. The home suffered a 2-1 defeat both on the day and on aggregate in a League Two playoff defeat by Shrewsbury Town.
The National Hockey Stadium was demolished in 2010.