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,..