AFC Wimbledon is one of many professional football clubs in England to be based in the city of London. It competes in English Football League One, which is the third tier of England’s professional football league system. Known as ‘The Dons’ or ‘The Wombles’, the club is managed by Glyn Hodges, with Joe Palmer its CEO. One of the distinctions the club holds is playing an impressive 78 league games in a row from 2003 to 2004 without a single defeat.
AFC Wimbledon Fixtures
The club has a fairly busy few months up ahead. It’s set to play around half a dozen or so matches every month from November through to May of next year as part of the English League One tournament. As of mid-November, the club currently ranks 20th out of the 23 clubs competing. It’s played a total of 16 matches so far, but has only won three; it’s best result was the 4-1 score against Southend United. Some of the club’s upcoming matches will be worth looking out for. There’s the second match against Southend United, for example, which is due to take place on 1 January 2020. AFC Wimbledon won its home matches against Portsmouth and Rochdale, so fans will no doubt be keen to see whether the club can win against these two again when it plays against them as the away team.
The Milton Keynes Dons is one of AFC Wimbledon’s main rivals. The clubs have already played each other, with MK Dons winning 2-1. The next match between the two rivals is scheduled for 18 April 2020 and will no doubt be hotly anticipated by both sides.
AFC Wimbledon Stadium
The official stadium for AFC Wimbledon is Kingsmeadow, which it’s shared with Chelsea Football Club Women since 2017. The stadium also goes by the name of Cherry Red Records Stadium, though only when it’s involved in sponsorship deals. It’s located in the Norbiton area of Kingston upon Thames, London, and has a maximum capacity of 4,850, with 2,265 seats and standing space for a further 2,585. It was constructed and opened in 1989; it has a grass-surface pitch that measures 110 x 75 yards.
From the stadium’s opening until 2017, it was the home field for Kingstonian. In 2017, the club moved to Leatherhead F.C.’s training ground, with the stadium becoming the new home of Chelsea Football Club Women instead. AFC Wimbledon has used Kingsmeadow as its base for home matches since 2002. However, there are plans for a brand new home stadium to be constructed on the site of the former Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium. Permission was granted in late 2017 and the 9,000-capacity stadium is expected to be ready in time for the 2020-21 football season.
AFC Wimbledon Twitter
As with other football clubs, AFC Wimbledon is indeed very active on social media. The club’s official accounts regularly post updates and relevant content, enabling fans to keep up with all the latest goings-on. If you’re looking to follow the club on Twitter, the account handle is @AFCWimbledon; to like the club on Facebook, the page you’re looking for is AFC Wimbledon Facebook . On Twitter, there are just over 66,000 followers, while 77,000 people currently like the club’s official Facebook page. For the Instagram account, which has over 25,000 followers, it’s afc_wimbledon you’re looking for.
If you’re after lots of club-related content, following the club on Twitter is probably your best bet. So far, there have been over 45,000 Tweets sent out by the account, with more than 16,000 of these containing photos or videos. You’re encouraged to follow the Dons and use the hashtag #AFCW to show your support for the club when posting your own Tweets.
AFC Wimbledon Forum
There are several unofficial websites dedicated to the club. The Womble Underground Press is a guestbook with its own printed ‘fanzine’ (an unofficial publication produced specially by fans for fellow fans to enjoy). There’s also Dons Trust, the audio fanzine 9YrsPodcast and SW19’s Army. None of these sites, however, seems to have anything like a standard modern forum where fans are able to freely chat about the club and football in general. If you want to chat about the club online, your best option might be to stick with the club’s Facebook page and comment on posts.
AFC Wimbledon Tickets
If you’re keen to purchase tickets for AFC Wimbledon matches, the best place to do so is the club’s official website. For season tickets, you can purchase them online or print out an application form and send it off to the address listed on the website. The base price for an adult season ticket in standard seats is £385, while for premium seats it’s £475. There are separate prices for those under 18, those aged between 18 and 20 and those over 65 or full-time students over 21. There are two other seating areas, Chemflow End and RyGas Stand, are both cheaper alternatives to the standard seats.