London: AFC Wimbledon submit stadium plans

source: BBC.co.uk

London: AFC Wimbledon submit stadium plans The fan-governed club aims at securing their new 11,000-capacity stadium at Plough Lane, the spiritual home of Wimbledon from pre-Taylor era. Will they succeed?

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AFC Wimbledon have submitted a proposal to redevelop Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium to Merton Council, which could see the club return to Plough Lane. The Dons have submitted plans to build an 11,000-capacity stadium which could later be expanded to 20,000.

The club also propose building 600 homes in conjunction with Gaillard Homes as part of the redevelopment. This would supply part of the required funding, while remainder would come from naming rights and community shares. With its initial capacity, the stadium would cost roughly £16m (€19m, $26m).

The League Two club say the submission of their plans is "a significant step" in fulfilling its ambition to return to its traditional home in the London Borough of Merton, where their previous stadium used to be.

Merton Council have also received other proposals for the future of the Greyhound Stadium as part of their "call for sites", which asked for suggestions for sites which have the potential for development or redevelopment within the borough.

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