Graham StaceyNow really is our time

Newly elected Dons Trust Board member Graham Stacey was planning to tell you what it’s like to be on the board. But now that will have to wait …

They do say that timing is everything. For this, my first ever Dons Trust page, I was going to be writing about what people could expect if they were ever to be elected to the Dons Trust Board. But I do hope it won’t be too often that anyone is elected..

Show your love and invest in the Plough Lane Bond

The deadline for the Plough Lane Bond is fast approaching and while it has been a fantastic success so far (almost £4.1m raised) we urge all fans who are able to take part, either through the main bond website (for investments of £1,000 up) or the We Are Wimbledon Fund (for investments between £50 and £950), to drive the total to at least the £5m target we have set. So far the average investment has been £4,000 over a 7-year..

The old and current Wimbledon badges overlaidUpdate on history discussions

The Dons Trust board knows that many members are unsure where we currently stand with regard to representing our history at our new stadium. This follows regrettable inactivity by the board since this issue was discussed at April’s SGM.

As well as issuing this update, we are now advertising for a volunteer facilitator to take the lead on discussions to ensure that we end up with a museum at our new stadium that we can all be proud of.

For..

Celebrating AFC Wimbledon players and supporters either side of a text caption that says 'Lead us home'New stadium: crowdfunding updates

Looking for the latest news about the club’s crowdfunding to help finance our new stadium in Wimbledon? 

Visit the new stadium page of the club’s website for all the latest news, including two question-and-answer documents that will be updated as questions come in – one on the new stadium itself and one on the crowdfunding campaign.

A computer-generated image showing the location of the pitch at the new stadiumUpdate on stadium consultations

This update on stadium consultation has three parts: confirmation of the situation regarding the main stadium consultation; an update on consultation on the semi-permanent stands; and a quick ‘heads up’ about forthcoming consultation about the matchday experience.

Main stadium consultation

Members who attended the stadium meeting on Monday 3 June or have read May’s board meeting summary will know that, as stadium costs became finalised, it became increasingly clear that we couldn’t afford the stadium options that we had been..

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.

Why not subscribe to our YouTube channel and receive notification when other videos go live?

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.

(Click on an image to enlarge it. We recommend then using the back button in your browser to return to this page and select the next photo.)

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..