AFC Wimbledon has released further pictures and details about its planned new £30m (€33m/$37m) stadium, which the English League One football club hopes will open ahead of the 2020-21 season.
AFC Wimbledon is seeking to return to Plough Lane in south-west London, about 250 yards from where the club’s original incarnation, Wimbledon FC, played until 1991.
The proposed development will feature a pub, a fan zone that will be accessible from all stands, a museum, 12 glass-fronted executive boxes and a conference suite that will be capable of hosting 500 guests – more than anywhere else in the borough.
The initial capacity will be 9,000, but the stadium could be expanded to 20,000 by filling in all four corners to create a continuous bowl.
The stadium has been designed by KSS Group with Buckingham Group Contracting responsible for the construction.
“There’ll be food concessions and bar kiosks scattered throughout for supporters who don’t want to congregate in the fans’ zone – and there’ll be a greatly-expanded club shop packed with souvenirs and mementos,” the club said.
“An area has been designated for families, away fans will go in the North Stand, and – of course – there will be full provision for disabled supporters, including 100 dedicated spaces and four internal lifts.”
The club last month said that it was launching a crowdfunding campaign to help pay for a portion of the stadium costs.
Wimbledon FC originally relocated to groundshare with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in southeast London before moving to Milton Keynes in 2003, where a year later the club’s name was changed to MK Dons.
For more information about the development and the latest renderings, click here.
Image: AFC Wimbledon