AFC Wimbledon's new stadium confirms conference capacity
South West London-based football club AFC Wimbledon has released images of its new stadium, which includes conference and events space for 500 delegates. It will be the largest conference venue in the borough of Merton.
The new stadium, which is currently under construction, is expected to open in late 2020.
The West Stand will include 12 glass-fronted executive boxes looking down on to the pitch while a pub will feature beneath, which will be open seven days a week.
AFC Wimbledon is the continuation of the original Wimbledon Football Club, which between 1912 and 1991 played its home games at Plough Lane, some 200 metres away from the site of the new 9,000-capacity stadium (planning permission for 20,000 has been granted should the club expand in future).
The original 1988 FA Cup-winning Wimbledon FC was relocated to Milton Keynes in 2002, prompting fans to form their own club in the ninth tier of English football. Following six promotions since 2002, the club now sits in League One, essentially the same level it was at before the move. Owned solely by fans, the new Plough Lane Stadium is the physical embodiment of achieving what many thought impossible, offering prospective conference organisers a great showcase for business and event inspiration.