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Wimbledon set to move back home

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Plans for Wimbledon to play football in Merton for the first time since 1991 have taken a step forward, according to AFC Wimbledon's official website.

Wimbledon were forced to move from Plough Lane in 1991 after the Taylor report suggested that all top tier clubs should have all seater stadia.

They ground shared at Selhurst Park but leaving Wimbledon was ultimately the beginning of the demise for the South London club who were rebranded as the Milton Keynes Dons.

AFC Wimbledon are the fans owned team that rose through the leagues to reach the football league in just 9 years.

For all 12 years that the new Wimbledon has been existed they have also ground shared  with non League side Kingstonian in Kingston. 

The Dons bought the ground in 2004 but there has always been an debate between fans whether to develop the site they are on, or move back to Merton.

It seems that the fans have chosen the latter and have targeted the dilapidated Wimbledon stadium to be redevelop into a 11,000 seat stadium that could be increased to 20,000

Writing on the clubs official website chief executive Eric Samuelson said: "We are delighted with the inspector’s conclusions. We can now move to the next stage of the process. There is still a long way to go and a lot of hard work to be done, but this is a significant moment in our plans to return to Wimbledon. “

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