New season, new pitch for Dons

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THE stadium:mk playing surface resembles more of a beach than a football pitch this week as Dons’ busy summer both on and off the field continues.

The grass has been dug up and replaced by hundreds of tonnes of sand and fertiliser as the pitch is relaid in time for the 2012-13 season kick-off in August.

While work on the stadium car park, new MK1 shopping complex and 10,000-seater top tier continues at pace, the pitch is being replaced for the first time in 24 months, with rugby games, two seasons of League 1 football, and a JLS concert having taken its toll.