Josh’s Ground Guide

Location: Plough Lane or Cherry Red Stadium. One of the downsides of being a small club, I guess.

Essentially a courtyard in the center of a block of flats, Plough Lane has a whopping all-seated capacity of 9,215.

Wimbledon F.C. played its matches at the original Plough Lane stadium from 1912 until 1991. AFC Wimbledon’s new stadium is located approximately 200 yards further east. After 1991, Wimbledon F.C. began a ground-share with 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. AFC Wimbledon played their first match at the ground on 3 November 2020 against Doncaster Rovers – a 2–2 draw, with the first-ever goal at the new stadium scored by Wimbledon’s Joe Pigott in the 18th minute of that match. 

Their new stadium consists of four ‘modern’ stands. These are:

– West Stand – 4,267 capacity. This stand has the largest capacity of all four stands.

– South Stand (rail seating terrace) – 1,092 capacity

– East Stand – 2,391 capacity

– North Stand – 1,465 capacity. This stand is where the away fans are located. It is also probably the noisiest stand in the stadium, especially when the real dons turn up.

Getting to the ground:

Cherry Red Records Stadium

Plough Lane


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Public transport:

The stadium is well-served by public transport links, with Earlsfield Station (trains to Waterloo and the South West), Haydons Road (Thameslink and Southern trains to the South Coast, Central London, and Hertfordshire), and Tooting Broadway (Tube Northern Line) all within walking distance. A number of bus services run along Garratt Lane between Earlsfield and Tooting Broadway, while the 493 bus runs from Wimbledon Station (Tube District Line, Tram, South Western Railway, and Thameslink) directly outside the Cherry Red Records Stadium. Below is a map of all TFL links to the Cherry Red Records Stadium.


There are limited parking options available around the ground. Where possible, supporters are advised to travel by public transport as parking spaces cannot be guaranteed. You may wish to consult Merton Borough Council and Wandsworth Borough Council websites for parking restrictions around the Plough Lane area. Wandsworth operates additional matchday parking restrictions in the CPZs near the Cherry Red Records Stadium.

Josh Ellis

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