sport news AFC Wimbledon to build new stadium at Plough Lane

AFC Wimbledon have received permission to start building a new 11,000-seater ground at their spiritual home of Plough Lane. 

The League One club can now begin work on the new ground, which is located just 250 yards away from the site of the old Plough Lane stadium where Wimbledon FC played. 

Representatives from the club, Merton Council and GRA Acquisitions signed an agreement on Wednesday to give the new stadium the green light.

AFC Wimbledon released a CGI image of how their new Plough Lane stadium will look

AFC Wimbledon released a CGI image of how their new Plough Lane stadium will look

The club hope to have the new ground ready in time for the start of the 2019-20 campaign

The club hope to have the new ground ready in time for the start of the 2019-20 campaign

AFC Wimbledon hope to have the new Plough Lane ground completed in time for the start of the 2019-20 campaign. 

The contractors for the development, Andrew Scott, can now assess when work can begin and should have an opening date by next year.

AFC Wimbledon chief executive Erik Samuelson described it as a 'momentous and proud day for the club'. 

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