AFC Wimbledon New Stadium
Merton Council have authorized AFC Wimbledon's plans for a arena at Plough Lane
AFC Wimbledon's need leave the simple Kingsmeadow arena and go on to their religious residence
Wimbledon left the site in 1991, then using Selhurst Park as well as the National Hockey Stadium in Milton Keynes until Pete Winkelman's questionable decision to re-name the club MK Dons.
That move caused AFC Wimbledon to rise through the phoenix and, after traveling through non-league and to the top four divisions, the phoenix club today desire to be right back at their particular old religious house.
They are playing at Kingsmeadow in front of very nearly 5, 000 this season and Thursday could express a momentous night.
AFC Wimbledon chief executive Erik Samuelson feels it really is one of the most significant moments in their history.
'we all have been positively pleased, ' Samuelson told the club's official web site. 'it's been a momentous day for the club as well as the most significant event since we re-formed it 13 years ago.
'Following the purchase of our previous Plough Lane website plus the decision by the FA to permit Wimbledon FC's Football League place to be moved to Milton Keynes, our followers did anything unprecedented inside baseball world - we decided to re-form the club, go into the football hierarchy at the cheapest level and duplicate what the old Wimbledon FC performed with huge success, namely make our way up through numerous leagues in to the Football League.
PLOUGH LANE AND AFC WIMBLEDON - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
Why are AFC Wimbledon therefore hopeless to maneuver to Plough Lane?
The floor is the religious residence, the area they played between 1912 and 1991, increasing through the non-League into the top-flight. The original club, Wimbledon, did not have another permanent house of their own in south west London, and so the move back into the old web site brings with-it a feeling of record.
The reason why did they leave in the first place?
Following the Taylor Report required all arenas to be all-seater, Wimbledon decided it can never be viable to re-model the old floor to the specifications, as an alternative moving to Selhurst Park to generally share with Crystal Palace.