<b>...boost our local economy</b> <b>...revitalise a neglected area</b> <b>...coach and educate children</b> <b>...extend award-winning community schemes</b> <b>...secure the future of Wimbledon’s football club</b>
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    To return Wimbledon’s football club to a stadium in Plough Lane and create a significant community asset for Merton.

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BOOST OUR LOCAL ECONOMY

Research estimates that a new community stadium will provide a total annual financial injection to the area of £12.7 million. The club’s long term vision for the stadium is closely aligned with the council’s economic development strategy for Merton.

REVITALISE A NEGLECTED AREA

The plans will develop a large currently rundown site on Plough Lane and act as a catalyst to improve the whole area. The plans include not only a stadium but also 600 residential units, car parking, retail and commercial space, a leisure club and other facilities.

COACH AND EDUCATE CHILDREN

A new stadium will enable AFC Wimbledon to extend its sports participation projects. 14 dedicated youth coaching personnel currently provide 900 contact hours a season in After School Clubs, Saturday Football Club and Holiday Football Courses.

EXTEND AWARD-WINNING COMMUNITY SCHEMES

AFC Wimbledon has prioritised community work since it was founded. It was given a Big Society Award by the Prime Minister in 2012 in recognition of this. A new base in the borough will allow the club to expand the scope of these schemes still further.

SECURE THE FUTURE OF WIMBLEDON’S FOOTBALL CLUB

AFC Wimbledon’s success since its (re)founding in 2002 has been remarkable. The team has risen from the Combined Counties League back to the Football League. And the club’s achievements have proved that a fan-run, community-focused, truly ethical organisation can compete in the professional game. A new ground back in the borough will end more than 20 years in exile and allow the club to set its sights still higher, firmly embedded once more in the heartland of the area it is proud to represent.

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Latest news

Stadium plans go on display

Plough Lane stadium impression

Three public exhibitions of the proposals for the new Plough Lane stadium will be held later this month.

Sporting intensification of Plough Lane approved

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It has been announced by the planning inspector that the Plough Lane site can be used for “sporting intensification”.