The Merton Council received AFC Wimbledon’s planning application for the new 11,000-capacity stadium. Will works commence in 2015?
On Friday AFC Wimbledon filed their planning application for the new 11,000-capacity stadium. The project conjoined with 600 new homes will now be thoroughly evaluated before documents are revealed to the public.
Chief Executive Erik Samuelson said: “This is the culmination of 18 months intensive work for the club, Galliard Homes, and our team of specialist advisers. It is an extremely comprehensive proposal covering every aspect of the development and associated issues. We ask everyone to be patient for a little longer before the details can be shared in a few weeks’ time.”
The club is seeking to build a stadium with an initial capacity of 11,000 with permission to extend this to 20,000. This would enable Wimbledon to cater for growing support as promotion up the Football League is earned.
If granted permission, The Dons may break ground in second half of 2015 and deliver their stadium in mid-2017. In its initial layout it will hold 11,000 spectators, but will also enable future expansion to 20,000.