AFC Wimbledon fans raise over £4m to keep Plough Lane return alive

13 February 2020 07:12
Supporters closing in on initial £5m target‘It is very likely the club will secure the remainder’AFC Wimbledon supporters have raised more than £4m towards building a new stadium at Plough Lane in an effort to meet an £11m shortfall and maintain the club’s supporter-owned structure and ethos. The £4m total was passed on Thursday, shortly before Friday’s initial deadline set for raising money from the “Plough Lane Bond”, that launched on 5 February.The bond was established by the Dons Trust, the mutual supporters trust which set up AFC Wimbledon in 2002 after the former Wimbledon FC, having moved out of Plough Lane, was taken by their then-owners to Milton Keynes and ultimately became MK Dons. The new fan-owned club became a beacon to the supporters’ trust movement after their formation and by winning promotions from the Combined Counties League through to the Football League in 2011, then League One five years later. Related: Majority of AFC Wimbledon fans oppose private investors in new stadium Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian