Dons Trust statement
Response to press speculation
Following speculation in the press, the Dons Trust has released a statement, which is published below:
“The Dons Trust, owners of AFC Wimbledon, can confirm that the club has been in discussions with a number of organisations, including Chelsea Football Club, over the future of Kingsmeadow, should our club's proposal to move to a new stadium in Wimbledon be approved by Merton Council.
"These discussions are confidential and each proposal is being thoroughly evaluated to ensure it provides the best outcome for the area and the club. Kingston Borough Council and Kingstonian FC, of course, have been briefed about the discussions.
“Any change of ownership of Kingsmeadow is a Restricted Action, which requires approval by the membership of The Dons Trust before it can be completed. In the event that The Dons Trust Board believes that acceptable terms have been negotiated, then these will be presented to the membership for their consideration. Until then we cannot comment any further.”