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They're lucky the owner of the site gave them this much land to one day build the 20,000 capacity stadium. Stadium will be 11,000 to start with, and three sides will consist of temporary stands due to AFC Wimbledon's limited budget.
So are the renders we've seen in 11k or 20k mode?

Are there any designs to show the 11k with the 3 temporary stands?
 

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Why's that?
The proper Wimbledon had to leave plough lane due to site restrictions and it being a shit hole, now if they ever reach championship/premiership it'll be too small and they will have to move due to site restrictions.

So are the renders we've seen in 11k or 20k mode? Are there any designs to show the 11k with the 3 temporary stands?
There are renders in this thread that show it in both modes. I think in 11K it's 2 built stands and 2 small temporary and in 20K it's all 4 built in similar size.
 

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So are the renders we've seen in 11k or 20k mode?

Are there any designs to show the 11k with the 3 temporary stands?
The aerial CGI you see is in 20,000 mode. That will take many years to end up like that.

No CGIs in 11,000 mode, but imagine the permanent west stand on the previous page with three temporary stands like Bournemouth's.

Bournemouth's temporary stand:

 

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The proper Wimbledon had to leave plough lane due to site restrictions and it being a shit hole, now if they ever reach championship/premiership it'll be too small and they will have to move due to site restrictions.



There are renders in this thread that show it in both modes. I think in 11K it's 2 built stands and 2 small temporary and in 20K it's all 4 built in similar size.
Ah right I'm with you. But from what I can remember crowds at selhurst park didnt have them bursting at the seems. How far do you go down the planning route when taking into account what ifs? I think the club has done fantastic to get to where they are now and if FC united of manchester and even portsmouth to come extent can do similar then thats great, but not sure now with all the money in football they'll ever reach the dizzy heights of the PL and maybe 20k will be sufficient. I like the way its all hemmed in with the housing, feel more grounds should be like that, but yeah thats them limited to max of 20k for the next 10/15/20/25 years. But at the least the facilities will be better than plough lane!
 

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In a way, part of the difficulty is that Wimbledon (and for the pedants, their previous incarnation) have always been a massive enigma. They hit attendances of 17/18K at Selhurst in PL, however, as a fan owned club I don't foresee how they could reach those heights again.

That said, who was it who did it last time from such an unlikely place? Well...

Anyway, 11K expandable to 20K sounds about right to me. I'd expect most L2 clubs (except the 'non-leaguers' near the foot) to be aiming for 5 figures plus. 20K, discounting away fans, would leave about 16/17K for home fans, which matches their best historical attendances, and would support Championship/PL football, should they reach that level.

Good luck to them, I've always been pleasantly surprised by the complete lack of bitterness or resentment towards their circumstances, and their single-mindeness to better themselves, when we've met AFCW supporters, and let's be honest, no-one deserves a return home more (Since Brighton and before Darlington and Gloucester).
 

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In a way, part of the difficulty is that Wimbledon (and for the pedants, their previous incarnation) have always been a massive enigma. They hit attendances of 17/18K at Selhurst in PL, however, as a fan owned club I don't foresee how they could reach those heights again. That said, who was it who did it last time from such an unlikely place? Well... Anyway, 11K expandable to 20K sounds about right to me. I'd expect most L2 clubs (except the 'non-leaguers' near the foot) to be aiming for 5 figures plus. 20K, discounting away fans, would leave about 16/17K for home fans, which matches their best historical attendances, and would support Championship/PL football, should they reach that level. Good luck to them, I've always been pleasantly surprised by the complete lack of bitterness or resentment towards their circumstances, and their single-mindeness to better themselves, when we've met AFCW supporters, and let's be honest, no-one deserves a return home more (Since Brighton and before Darlington and Gloucester).
Agreed I'm very happy they are going home and 20K may be enough I just always think too far ahead
 

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Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced that the Greater London Authority has decided to "call-in" the planning application for a new stadium in Plough Lane.

The GLA will now take control of the decision, which means the consultation process is set to begin again, before a decision is made later in the year.

A new mayor is due to be elected on 5 May so the next incumbent is likely to take over supervision of the process.

AFC Wimbledon Chief Executive Erik Samuelson said that, while the decision is disappointing, he is hopeful it only means a delay for the plans.
http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11750/10215341/wimbledons-plans-for-a-new-stadium-have-met-with-a-setback
 

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The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that he is returning the decision for our new stadium planning application back to Merton Council.

We welcome this decision and we hope that in the near future Merton Council will confirm that the planning application has been granted.

When this is done it will be a major step forward for the club’s ambitions to return to our home in Merton and a genuine cause for celebration.
www.afcwimbledon.co.uk/news/article/2016-17/new-stadium-update-3263667.aspx
 

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Leader of Merton Council Councillor Stephen Alambritis said: “This is the icing on the cake in what has been a superb two weeks for British sport at the Olympics. I am absolutely thrilled with the Mayor’s decision to hand the decision back to us and we look forward to the home-coming of this much-loved and well-deserving team. Merton wants to see AFC Wimbledon back on Wimbledon turf. We will now be working with the applicant towards the delivery of the site. The club has been very patient throughout the process and now the dream of players and fans alike, many of whom are local, is set to become reality.”
https://news.merton.gov.uk/2016/08/22/mayor-of-london-hands-back-afc-wimbledon-decision-to-merton-council/
 

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Earlier today the Secretary of State, Sajid Javid, announced that he is not calling in our planning application.

This is extremely welcome news and represents a victory for common sense.

The letter from Sajid Javid can be read by clicking on New Stadium .

Since being submitted 20 months ago, our plans have been subjected to exhaustive scrutiny by Merton Council and the GLA, statutory bodies such as Transport for London and the Environment Agency, as well as three rounds of public consultation, and have won unanimous support. So we are pleased that the Secretary of State has concluded that he need not intervene and we thank him for that.

Chief Executive Erik Samuelson said: “We would like to thank the very many people who have supported us in this and previous campaigns, in particular by writing to the relevant authorities to urge approval of the application. Such support is a sign of the continued determination to return to Wimbledon that has sustained us over the time since we re-formed.

“And now, at long last, we can start planning with confidence to give AFC Wimbledon a secure future at the heart of the community the club represents, as well as building many much-needed homes and providing a major boost to the economy of the area.

“After so many years in exile, the Dons are coming home!”

Leader of Merton Council, Councillor Stephen Alambritis, said: “This is fantastic news for the club and for Merton. We have always supported the return of AFC Wimbledon to home turf and now they and their legions of dedicated fans can look forward to the reality. We will also benefit from new homes and business opportunities for the area which is very exciting too. ”
www.afcwimbledon.co.uk/news/article/2016-17/great-news-for-stadium-bid-3331916.aspx
 

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Good news.

Why was this referred to the Secretary of State? Who is opposed to it?
Wandsworth Council has called on the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to halt AFC Wimbledon’s Stadium development.

The bitter dispute between the two councils over AFC Wimbledon’s Plough Lane stadium bid has intensified after Wandsworth Council wrote a letter to Sajid Javid MP requesting he calls in the application for further scrutiny.

Wandsworth Council has been a persistent critic of the proposal, on the border between Merton and Wandsworth, claiming it will lead to increased pressure on transport infrastructure and services.
www.wandsworthguardian.co.uk/news/14714590.Wandsworth_Council_demand_secretary_of_state_intervenes_over_Plough_Lane/
 

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AFC Wimbledon are delighted to announce that Andrew Scott Ltd has been appointed as the preferred contractor for building our new stadium at Plough Lane.

The appointment follows a lengthy and thorough process conducted by the club.

Following the finalisation of the section 106 agreement – the formal planning obligations – the Club will work with Andrew Scott to develop the stadium design in more detail. At the end of that process, we will agree a fixed price for building the stadium.

Chief Executive Erik Samuelson said: "This is a significant step forward in our move to a new stadium and we are delighted to be working with Andrew Scott Ltd. There is still a long way to go, but once the section 106 agreement is signed, we can really push on with our plans for a new ground back in our spiritual home of Merton."
https://www.afcwimbledon.co.uk/news/2017/july/new-stadium-contractor/
 

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The Dons Trust Board is delighted to announce that AFC Wimbledon, Merton Council and Galliard Homes have today signed the Section 106 agreement that clears the way for our new stadium.

On behalf of all our members and Wimbledon fans everywhere, the Board would like to express our thanks to all of the many people who have helped the club get this far on our journey.

Dons Trust Board Chairman Matthew Breach said: “This is another major milestone towards the rightful return of Wimbledon’s football club to Wimbledon and represents the result of years of hard work to finalise a complex deal.

“The signing means work can now start on the stadium, as well as the 602 new homes, retail space and squash and fitness club that make up the rest of the development.

“On behalf of all our members and Wimbledon fans everywhere, the Dons Trust Board would like to express our thanks to all of the many people who have helped the club get this far on the journey. There are too many who have helped to name them all, but in particular the support of Merton Council, the tireless efforts of Erik Samuelson and the tremendous efforts of the Bring The Dons Home campaign team have been pivotal.”

Thank you to all Trust members for your trust and patience during this process. Our first game on our home turf in more than 25 years is getting closer.
https://www.afcwimbledon.co.uk/news/2017/december/statement-from-the-dons-trust-after-106-agreement-signed/

AFC Wimbledon were today given the go ahead to start building their new £25million stadium at Plough Lane.

Wimbledon received permission from Merton Council to begin construction work as the club moved a crucial step closer to a return to its spiritual home.

The Dons want to start building the 11,000-seater ground next summer and hope they will move into their new stadium for the start of the 2019-20 season.

But Wimbledon face a race against time for the stadium to be completed by then following a number of delays and that original move-in date may be put back.

Contractors Andrew Scott Ltd will now assess when building work can start and Wimbledon should know by early next year if the stadium will be ready on time.

The new stadium will be just 250 yards down the road from the old Plough Lane ground where Wimbledon FC played.
https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/afc-wimbledon-get-goahead-to-build-new-plough-lane-stadium-and-set-sights-on-barcelona-for-grand-a3718361.html
 
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Great news, hopefully Kingstonian can return to their hometown as well, I believe they have land identified for a new stadium of their own. Something I believe AFC Wimbledon are contributing to.
 

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Amazing stuff. I've kept a close eye on AFCW for years now and this is announcement is like the final page in this fairy-tale story.
 
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