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Wink I understand there is a lot of land the other side of London that the club might be interested in buying , place called Milton Keynes!!


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Wink I understand there is a lot of land the other side of London that the club might be interested in buying , place called Milton Keynes!!
SmileHow about Luton?The crazy names would know no bounds given the Mad Hatters that would be part of a possible franchise!!


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In the mid-eighties the powers-that-be at Kenilworth Road dis seriously want to move them to Milton Keynes.



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In the mid-eighties the powers-that-be at Kenilworth Road dis seriously want to move them to Milton Keynes.


I remember that Mishi, at least the Luton fans would not have had so far to travel as the Wimbledon Fans Smile



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In the mid-eighties the powers-that-be at Kenilworth Road dis seriously want to move them to Milton Keynes.


I remember that Mishi, at least the Luton fans would not have had so far to travel as the Wimbledon Fans Smile




Did any of the Wimbledon fans ever bother to travel up north anyway?


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Some did travel to MK from London and still do.


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Some did travel to MK from London and still do.


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With regards to what AFC will do with Kingmeadow I caution against niavity, AFC will need to maximise their income to contribute to the move, the lease they paid well over the value of for is worthless so their only remaining option is to try and develop part of the site. That will mean Kingmeadow will be significantly different (i.e. smaller and not league standard like it was in 2000 when K's had the lease). The other issue to think about is where will AFC and K's play whilst the new AFC ground is built and Kingsmeadow developed (AFC will need their contribution early).

Of course other solutions may appesr over the next year but in their absense watch this space.



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With regards to what AFC will do with Kingmeadow I caution against niavity, AFC will need to maximise their income to contribute to the move, the lease they paid well over the value of for is worthless so their only remaining option is to try and develop part of the site. That will mean Kingmeadow will be significantly different (i.e. smaller and not league standard like it was in 2000 when K's had the lease). The other issue to think about is where will AFC and K's play whilst the new AFC ground is built and Kingsmeadow developed (AFC will need their contribution early).


Does AFC Wimbledon's ownership of Kingsmeadow include the car park behind the main stand and the adjacent athletics stadium, or is it confined to the footprint of the football stadium itself? If it is just the latter, there will be hardly anything to sell off.


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Interesting question, the lease originally was for the ground and some ajoining bits but not the athletics area or I think the car park...however in 2010
the council ceeded an extra area as part of the deal that gave the K's a 23 year locked in tenancy. That extra land is what provides the potential for AFC I suspect. Now you are correct in supposing that any significant redevelopment of that area will need RBK on board, say a joint arrangement that helps both sides, in order to be a goer. As I said in my first contribution other schemes may accrue, I shall not speculate further except to say the idea AFC will just hand over Kingsmeadow to the K's or that the council will let AFC off the lease obligations is wishful thinking!



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Merton Council planning officers have recommended the plans to turn Plough Lane greyhound stadium into AFC's new home.

http://www.racingpost.com/...bledon-site/1998850/


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Merton Council planning officers have recommended the plans to turn Plough Lane greyhound stadium into AFC's new home.

http://www.racingpost.com/...bledon-site/1998850/

Definately going ahead now with AFC W moving to Plough Lane and an 11k stadium and the potential to upgrade to 20k.


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The link has run dry. What are the prospective dates for this; didn't manage to get to Plough Lane



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Click on Wheelbarrow's link.


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They are aiming to be in the new ground for 2018 / 2019.


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Sad as Wimbledon Stadium was a fantastic venue certainly for Speedway. Why do we in this country preserve so many old buildings but when it comes to stadiums they are just bulldozed. The new stadium should incorporate things to reflect the areas past To me a bland lego stadium is not a fair replacement for the old stadium.


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Silly question maybe so I apologise but is there any reason why this couldn't have been done long before Winkleman got involved in the original club because they were looking to relocate even then.


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Suspect that the Dogs and Stockcars were making enough money for the GRA who owned the stadium to not worry about putting a football team there, it would probably have meant that the stock cars would have had to be moved out to fit the pitch in. Also Speedway returned in 2002 for 4 years. Since then though the fortunes of the GRA have gone downhill and the stadium has been falling into disrepair and the owning company has got into financial difficulties. Opportunity has now knocked for AFC Wimbledon to return home.


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some more details and artists' impressions here:
http://www.wandsworthguardian.co.uk/...d_by_Galliard_Homes/


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Wimbledon's return to Merton took a positive step forward when the Mayor of London passed the planning application back to Merton Council saying he had no objections. Merton Council are already in favour of the project.



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I really hope kingstonian get treated ok



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I really hope Kingstonian get treated ok


Yes so do I.

AFC Wimbledon turning a marvelous stadium like Wimbledon into some sort of kit ground is not on. That stadium should be protected as should a number of others in the London area. Seems strange in some parts of the country people can't paint their front doors unless the paint is made of Lime and Cows Dong and glass in their windows has to be 300 years old while in London years of sporting history can be swept away in the name of progress. Dual standards.


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Begs the question, what would you do with the site? Leave it as an empty, festering dump?
Perhaps then Wimbledon could find some green-belt to build on instead.


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As it's still in use that is rather irrelevant. It's London's only remaining dog track. Basically a AFC stadium would kill Greyhounds in the capital and get rid of one of the most iconic Speedway Stadium there has ever been.


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It's London's only remaining dog track.


Is it?

https://en.wikipedia.org/...#Registered_Stadiums

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