In a truly historic moment Merton Council have given the go-ahead for AFC Wimbledon to construct a new stadium on the site of the former Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium. The initial phase will see the building of a new 11,000 all seated football ground, which could be expanded to 20,000 at a later stage if required. The Greyhound Stadium is located very close to the site of the Wimbledon's former football ground on Plough Lane.
It has been a long road for the Club that had formerly lost their Plough Lane ground and then lost their identity with a move to Milton Keynes, which today still wrangles with many football fans, not only of Wimbledon, but of other Clubs nationwide. A fans initative 13 years ago, saw the 'reforming' and launch of a supporter owned AFC Wimbledon Club. The Club in that time have risen from the depths of Non-League to being a Football League Club once again and will soon have a new home to be proud of. It has been truly a remarkable achievement, by all involved with the Club.
The artists impression above of the new proposed new stadium is shown courtesy of the AFC Wimbledon website, where more images can be viewed.