Published: 01/11/2020 By Allan Fuller
Wimbledon FC, as the club was known then, left Plough Lane in 1991, first sharing Selhurst Park with Crystal Palace FC, before moving to Milton Keynes where they were renamed Milton Keynes Dons. AFC Wimbledon was formed in 2002 by dedicated Wimbledon fans who were not happy about the move to Milton Keynes.
Club chief executive, Joe Palmer, said: “If all goes to plan, the Doncaster game will mark a real milestone. Not only will we be opening the doors on our brand-new home, we will also be witnessing the start of a brand-new era for our club”.
The stadium will not be fully completed until early December when rail seating will be installed. At this stage the stadium will have a capacity of 9,000 with hopes to eventually increase to 20,000. In the coming months a five-a-side pitch is set to be installed in the north-west corner of the site.