AFC Wimbledon will on Saturday be aiming to take another step towards League One survival and we’ve had high demand to get behind The Dons against Accrington Stanley.
On Grand National Day, Wally’s boys seek to overcome another hurdle on the road to staying up and it’s also an important occasion for the club off the pitch as we celebrate AFC Wimbledon Foundation Day.
There’s plenty going on at tomorrow’s game and below is a summary of match arrangements:
All seated areas and the Chemflow End are sold out, but a limited amount of tickets are available for the RyGas terrace. These will be available online until 11.00 am on Saturday morning and, subject to availability, before the game. Supporters can collect tickets ordered in advance from the white ticket booth in Jack Goodchild Way (next to the Dons Trust Kiosk) before the game.
AFC Wimbledon Foundation Day
It will be an extra special Dons occasion for the match against Accrington Stanley with 150 children joining us to celebrate AFC Wimbledon Foundation Day!
Kids from local schools and the Foundation’s community programmes will be at the game, plus people from disability and adult groups that the club works with regularly.
There will be a matchday raffle for a very important cause with all funds donated to a summer project to help disadvantaged children in the community. A total of 700,000 London children struggle for food during the school holidays and this is reflected locally in Merton. Our Foundation’s ‘Kitchen Social’ scheme, in partnership with Phipps Bridge Youth Centre in Mitcham, aims to help make a difference in the community.
Help us tackle child food poverty in Merton by donating online or by buying a raffle ticket this Saturday. Look out for our raffle sellers around the ground!
Unfortunately, due to two evening private functions at the Cherry Red Records Stadium this Saturday, we will have to close the club bars at 6.30 pm. Fans will be able to enjoy the usual MOTM presentation and watch the first half of the Man City v Brighton & Hove Albion (FA Cup Semi-Final) in the bars. However, we will have to close the Your Golf Travel Bar and back bar at 6.30 pm.
Please note after the conclusion of the MOTM presentation, fans without Presidents Lounge passes will be able to access the Presidents Lounge Bar. This is a small bar so access will be given on a first come, first served, basis. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
The bars will open at 12 noon on Saturday with Accrington Stanley supporters welcome to enjoy a drink here at the club. The Championship match between leaders Norwich City and QPR will be shown in the bars from 12.30 pm. A wide selection of drinks, including real ales, will be served. Plough Lane Ale, Wimbledon XXK, and Wimbledon Pale Ale will be available in the YGT Bar with Plough Lane Ale, Wimbledon Pale Ale, and Wimbledon Common Ale served in the back bar.
New signing announced for club bars!
We are delighted to announce that we will now be serving refreshing and locally distilled Bloody Bens Gin in our stadium bars. As Spring kicks in, Bloody Bens Gin will be available from tomorrow’s game onwards.
Grand National to be screened in club bars
After the conclusion of the match, we will be showing the Grand National, live from Aintree Racecourse, in both bars from 5.15 pm.
World Autism Awareness Week: Matchday Sensory Packs
Sensory packs will be made available from the Accrington Stanley home game onwards. The packs will be in an AFC Wimbledon draw string bag and will include noise-reducing ear defenders, fidget spinners and a match day programme. The packs are limited and will be issued on a first come, first served basis, for each match and will need to be pre-ordered prior to matchday. This can be done by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to an event at the nearby Weir Archer Athletics and Fitness Centre, parking spaces will be limited at Saturday’s game. We recommend arriving early if you wish to park at the stadium.
Tomorrow’s edition will feature an extensive interview with Andy Barcham, who is determined to keep Wimbledon in League One after a four-year spell here that has included 161 appearances in all competitions so far. There’s also an interesting interview with former Don Roscoe Dsane, who looks back on his spell at Wimbledon during our non league days.
Put yourself in with a chance to win the £100 first prize by buying a Golden Goal ticket tomorrow! Tickets cost just £1, so look out for our Golden Goal sellers around the stadium before the game.
Dons Trust Kiosk
DTB Cormac van der Hoeven and Hannah Kitcher will be available to talk to at the kiosk. You can also join the Trust or renew your membership at the kiosk, sign up to the Dons Draw (our regular monthly lottery), or donate loose change, foreign currency or items for AFCbay (our online auction).
Tickets for Oxford away
You can buy tickets for the away match at Oxford, which takes place on Saturday 13 April. Get your ticket from the complimentary tickets window before the game or for a short time after the match. Places on the supporters’ coach can also be booked.