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Plough Lane Stadium - Wimbledon Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:56 pm  

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The new Wimbledon AFC stadium is almost complete and I was thinking it would be the perfect ground in terms of capacity and location for London.
We really should be looking to build a long term relationship with the Wimbledon club coz Trailfinders is in the middle of nowhere
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Re: Plough Lane Stadium - Wimbledon Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:28 pm  

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Re: Plough Lane Stadium - Wimbledon Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:22 pm  

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How is wimbledon any less in the middle of nowhere than ealing
Re: Plough Lane Stadium - Wimbledon Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:13 pm  

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Well its deffo easier to get to than Trailfinders if you like being in the middle of a housing estate. No area for training that i can see so would doubt the wisdom of moving there sadly as would be good for me. However, as we all know wisdom isn't always synonymous with Broncos. There are so many clubs haunted by the apparition called Gus we should set up a support group.
Re: Plough Lane Stadium - Wimbledon Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:30 pm  

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And there is a huge unused plot of land at the back of my house called Hounslow Heath....lets stick a few posts up there and give that a bash eh!!!! :)
You can take the boy out of the Bush...But you can,t take the Bush out of the boy!!!
Re: Plough Lane Stadium - Wimbledon Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:15 am  

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Dont be mean Steve just cos you dont want to travel.
Re: Plough Lane Stadium - Wimbledon Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:49 pm  

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Re: Plough Lane Stadium - Wimbledon Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:51 pm  

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Plough Lane sporting usage: have your say.

As Plough Lane nears completion, AFC Wimbledon CEO Joe Palmer sets out some opportunities and now the Dons Trust want your views.

“Through the build process, the club have been approached by several sporting teams about the potential to use Plough Lane as a stadium on a ground share arrangement. We have always kept an open dialogue with these clubs, while making it clear that we would require agreement from the Dons Trust membership to proceed with any proposal.

“We have now reached a point in discussions where we want to ask for your thoughts. 

“We have an offer on the table from the London Broncos Rugby League team which, from a purely financial point of view, would mean increased long-term financial security for us and the ability to service our debt whilst also supporting the playing squad budget. 

“I’m conscious we keep asking our fans to support the club financially – and am always immensely grateful for the support you offer – but our longer-term aim as a club has to be to become more self-sustaining. As such we are looking to maximise revenue in and around the stadium, and this will undoubtedly help significantly.

“I also realise however that for nearly 30 years our fans have been waiting for our own stadium in Merton that would be home to us, and us alone. Our stadium displaying our history and our branding is important to all of us.

“It is therefore important to us to gauge your views, and we are conducting a simple ‘temperature test’ to guide us before we proceed or reject the offer.”

Given the speed at which this potential deal is evolving, we cannot currently guarantee that it will be put to a formal vote, so The Dons Trust are conducting a temperature test survey. The club have prepared a short Q&A below. 

Q: How much is the potential deal worth to the club?

A: We cannot give exact figures but the increased profit to us would greatly strengthen the financial position of the club, enable us to meet bond repayments easier and put us in a better position when seeking to refinance the bridging loan.

Q: How long would the deal be for?

A: The current contract on the table would be for ten years with a break clause earlier on in the term for either party.

Q: I thought other sports were not allowed to be played at Plough Lane?

A: The club and Trust have always taken the view that we wanted the stadium to have the potential for multi-use and as a result the stadium has been future proofed for hosting additional sports like rugby. Some sports will require additional planning changes and regardless of whether this specific deal is agreed, we would be looking to undertake a planning permission change so at the very least we could host one-off events.

Q: When would the London Broncos look to start at Plough Lane?

A: They would look to start playing at Plough Lane in time for the 21/22 season. The rugby league season runs mainly throughout the summer and the 21/22 season is due to run from March until October.

Q: I’m worried about our beautiful pitch being destroyed and would hate to see rugby markings on it…

A: While there will undoubtedly be more demands on the pitch, we have spoken to our head groundsman who assures us that as a hybrid pitch, it will be more than capable of standing up to extra rugby league games. Rugby league pitches take a lot less damage than rugby union pitches. With regards to the visible line markings, there are modern solutions that now mean any rugby markings will be temporary and not visible during our home games.

Q: What impact would this have on other AFC Wimbledon teams such as the ladies or youth teams playing at Plough Lane?

A: Whilst we are still in discussion as how to best maximise usage of Plough Lane for all our teams, as rugby league is mainly a summer sport, we do not foresee any issues.

Q: Would we make any alterations at Plough Lane to support rugby league?

A: Not really, Plough Lane was designed to accommodate other sports. Our dressing rooms are larger than required for football and were built with future proofing for other sporting uses in mind. There may be a need to upgrade the floodlights to meet rugby league requirements.

Q: As a debenture holder, would my seat be guaranteed for London Broncos matches?

A: We are still only at a discussion stage with the London Broncos and if any kind of agreement were to be reached, debenture holders would get priority ahead of other club ticket holders for any potential opportunities (this would not guarantee your current debenture seat).

Q: I don’t want Plough Lane to be plastered in London Broncos advertising and branding... 

A: The joy of Plough Lane is that our advertising hoardings and scoreboard will be electronic and therefore can be altered on a match-by-match basis. When sharing with Chelsea Ladies at Kingsmeadow we used a series of displays where images could be swapped in and out depending on who played there. A similar system would be used at Plough Lane. There would however be some things on permanent display.

Q: Who would own Plough Lane?

A: Plough Lane would still be solely owned by AFC Wimbledon
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Re: Plough Lane Stadium - Wimbledon Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:09 pm  

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That’s a well thought out post. Go back to bed.

I'm off to bed now
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Re: Plough Lane Stadium - Wimbledon Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:11 pm  

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It probably meets the SL criteria that the RFL have set, which sadly Trailfinders doesn’t. It’s not perfect, but if it helps us towards SL then...........
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