June 19 2013 Latest news:
by Tom Moore
Sunday, August 12, 2012
The Dons are looking to redevelop Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium
AFC Wimbledon manager Terry Brown is delighted with the news that the club have made progress on moving to a new stadium.
The south-west Londoners are looking to redevelop the Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium.
“It’s a fantastic fillip for the club,” Brown told London24. “It’s absolutely brilliant.
“It’s where every single fan wants to be.
“We are Wimbledon FC and we want to be back in SW19.”
If successful it will see AFC Wimbledon return to its spiritual home in the borough of Merton, though their original ground – which they vacated in in 1991 to play their home games at Crystal Palace’s Selhurst Park stadium – has since been turned into flats.
The npower League Two football club’s plans centre around a plan for the creation of a 22,000 capacity stadium which will host sporting and non-sporting events for the wider community.
A statement by the club read: “Initially, the redevelopment will deliver a multi-purpose facility with a capacity of 12,000 which AFC Wimbledon can expand over time as it continues its extraordinary success on and off the pitch.
“The stadium will be part of a larger development which will help fund the stadium construction.”