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Wimbledon

League Two football in London with an absolutely uplifting story and a brand new stadium

LOCATION: Wimbledon is a neighborhood in South-West London.

CONTACT: afcwimbledon.co.uk, 020 8547 3528, #AFCW

NICKNAMES: The Dons or the Wombles, the latter after fictional characters in a series of children’s novels set in Wimbledon Common. There is, in fact, a Womble walking awound the gwound.

History

This is a little complicated… There once was a club named Wimbledon FC that existed from 1889 until 2004 and played their games at a ground called Plough Lane in Wimbledon. They rose through the ranks, made the Football League in 1977, and then remarkably made the top division. They were founder members of the Premier League in 1992, won…

Rivalries

MK Dons, obviously, are a rival. They also have rivalries with relative neighbors Crawley Town and Sutton United, but they have left both behind while climbing the pyramid. Millwall and Charlton get some mention as rivals, as

Women's Team

AFC Wimbledon Ladies play in Women’s National League Division One South East, tier 4 of the pyramid. Home games are in nearby Carshalton; see afcwimbledonladies.co.uk for…

Songs

They have quite a few about MK Dons (whom they disparagingly call the Franchise) and about going back to Plough Lane, including one set to the tune of “Show Me the Way to Go

Stadium

Wimbledon have a brand new stadium back on their ancestral home of Plough Lane in the actual district of Wimbledon. The new Plough Lane, which is officially called the Cherry Red Records Stadium, seats 9,215 with the ability to expand to 20,000. It’s tucked neatly into a very cool neighborhood, and the development included new housing.  TOURS:…

Going to a Game at AFC Wimbledon

The closest pubs to the ground are The Corner Pin, The Leather Bottle and The Woodman – all on the north side of the ground, closer to Earlsfield Station. GRUB: South London, it seems, is particularly good at converting old neighborhood covered markets into very cool food and drink hubs. And two of the best are close to Plough Lane: Broadway…

AFC Wimbledon Tickets

 Last year, adult tickets cost £22 or £30.

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