International football returns to stadium:mk


Gareth Southgate’s England U21 side will be looking to book a spot in the European Championships next month with a qualifier against Finland at stadium:mk.

The home of MK Dons will play host to the match on Tuesday November 14 - the third U21 international to be played in Milton Keynes.

In 2007, England U21 beat Bulgaria U21 2-0 in front of more than 20,000 fans at stadium:mk.

The England team returned to the stadium in 2009 when they brushed aside Azerbaijan 7-0.

Southgate’s team host Finland and will be looking to take full advantage of home support with back-to-back home games in Milton Keynes and at Shewsbury Town’s Greenhous Meadow to play San Marino five days later.

Speaking about the upcoming qualifiers, Southgate said: “It’s always good to be back on home soil for our qualifiers and hopefully we can get the results we want from these matches.

“It’s a busy start to the qualifying campaign for us, but we want to try and be in control of the group going into next year.

“One thing that we noticed in our last game in Finland was that the surface was quite thick and it will be similar in most of the other nations we face away.

“We’re spoilt with the pitches that we get to play on here in England so we’ll be looking forward to these games.”

Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for concessions. A Family ticket is £20.

To purchase tickets, visit the MK Dons Box Office at stadium:mk or the kiosk at thecentre:mk, call 01908 622900 or visit to