Plough Lane

Plough Lane, named The Cherry Red Records Stadium for sponsorship reasons is located in Wimbledon, South-West London, England. It is the home of AFC Wimbledon since 2020. It has a capacity of 9,215. Wimbledon FC played its matches at the original Plough Lane stadium from 1912 until 1991. AFC Wimbledon’s new stadium lies approximately 200 yards further east. After 1991 Wimbledon FC began a ground-share wot Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park with the intention of moving to a new all-seater stadium elsewhere at a later date due to the original Plough Lane stadium being considered unsuitable for conversion into a modern all-seater stadium. Numerous locations within and beyond the borders of Merton were considered for a possible new stadium, but none of these came to fruition, and in 2003 the original Wimbledon club relocated 70 miles north to Milton Keynes, being rebranded as Milton Keynes Dons the following year. In 2012 a phoenix club, AFC Wimbledon was formed by a section of the club’s supporters after the Football Association gave Wimbledon FC permission to move to Milton Keynes. In the meantime AFC Wimbledon played at Kingsmeadow, at that time the home of Kingstonian.

Location: Plough Lane, Wimbledon

Public Transport: Hayden’s Road, Earlsfield, Wimbledon railway station

Capacity: 9,215

Official Tickets: https://tickets.afcwimbledon.ltd.uk/

Former Plough Lane

Plough Lane (1912-1998) was for nearly eighty years the home ground of Wimbledon FC from 1912 until 1991 when they moved their first team home matches to Selhurst Park as part of a groundshare agreement with Crystal Palace. Both clubs’ reserve teams then used Plough Lane as their home ground until 1998. The stadium remained derelict for several years until it was finally demolished in 2002.

Location: Wimbledon, London

Demolished: 2002

Capacity: 15,876

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