AFC Wimbledon badgeSlowly but surely

Dons Trust Board vice-chair Rob Crane explains why there have been delays in making announcements about the progress of the crowdfunding initiative to help meet the cost of our new stadium.

Welcome back to the Cherry Red Records Stadium for the start of what, all being well, will be our final season here before returning home to Wimbledon – and what an amazing achievement that will be.

In 2002 we were told that AFC Wimbledon would not be “in the..

YouTube logoStadium videos online

Two videos from the stadium meeting held on Monday 3 June are now available on our new YouTube channel.

Please accept our apologies for the delay getting these online. This was because of an extensive sign-off process necessary as we build up to our crowdfunding campaign.

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AFC Wimbledon badgeMeeting invite: Moving forward with the new stadium

Supporters are invited to find out more about the new design for our stadium and how you can play a part in funding the return to Plough Lane.

Since the club’s reformation in 2002, we have worked together to both regain our football league place and to try and return to Wimbledon. We are now in the final stretch and will need your help to achieve the next chapter in our amazing story.

Join us on Monday 3 June when..

A digger clearing the top layer of earthNew stadium update – 19 April 2019

Our contractors took possession of the stadium site at 8.30 am on Monday (15 April). They are on site to do initial preparatory work.

Our photographer visited the site on Tuesday 16 April and took these photos, some of which were shown at Wednesday night’s Dons Trust SGM.

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Plough Lane street signNew stadium update – 5 April 2019

We have now given the official go-ahead for preliminary earthworks to start on the site of our new stadium. This is essential preparatory work and our contractors should be on site very soon, once they have mobilised their workforce and resources.

When the site was handed to us on 24 December, demolition work had already been completed and some initial ground-preparation work had been done. The work that is starting now – the first work on site since we gained..

Plough Lane street signNew stadium update – 22 March 2019

Last night Merton Council’s planning committee voted in favour of a ‘resolution to approve’ our request for some amendments to our original planning application. A significant amount of work had gone into preparing the documents that were submitted to the council in support of our request, so we are pleased that the planning committee has agreed with the case for approving them.

The amendments won’t be officially approved until a deed of variation is signed, documenting the necessary changes to the..

A computer-generated image showing the location of the pitch at the new stadiumNew stadium update – 14 March 2019

People who have travelled along Plough Lane recently may have noticed a lot of activity, with diggers and lorries coming and going, and wondered what’s happening on the stadium site. The answer is, ‘Actually, nothing right now’ – but that’s set to change soon.

The site of the old greyhound stadium has now been split in two. One site is owned by us following our acquisition of the freehold in December, and will contain our stadium. The other site is..

A computer-generated image of the new stadiumAn update from the Chair

Mark Davis, Chair of the Dons Trust Board, has a round-up of progress on various fronts at the club and the Trust.

In my programme page for the Boxing Day game against Plymouth Argyle, I set out what our newly elected Dons Trust Board (DTB) members could expect over the next year. Now is a good time to summarise how 2019 is shaping up so far.

First of all, with four of the nine elected members new to the DTB,..

New stadium update – February 2019

The Dons Trust board and the football club board held a joint meeting last week (13 February) so that Trust board members could be shown the latest core plans for the main west stand of the new stadium.

As well as the changing rooms, club office spaces and media facilities, the current plans envisage the main stand housing the new stadium’s main hospitality areas including a large corner bar, sit-down catering areas and executive boxes, plus a large fans’ zone…