AFC Wimbledon is crowdfunding to help finance its return to a new stadium on Plough Lane.
- Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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They won the FA Cup in 1988; then came back from the dead in 2002. Now AFC Wimbledon is going home, back to Plough Lane. This footballing miracle has only been possible because its fans refused to surrender.
Just 17 years ago, all seemed lost. Wimbledon’s football club, which had represented its community since 1889, was moved lock, stock, barrel and league place to Milton Keynes. But the supporters reformed as a fan-owned club in the ninth tier of English football. In 13 seasons they have been promoted six times and never relegated. But there remained one goal that kept driving the supporters. They wanted to go home. Back to the community where they belonged. Back to Plough Lane.
In 2017, they got the go ahead to build a new stadium just 230 metres from the club’s original ground. The aim is to kick off season 2020/21 there - but it’s down to you. By backing the club’s crowdfunding campaign, you can help AFC Wimbledon raise the extra funds it needs to realise the stadium vision.