AFC Wimbledon will be aiming to round off the fixtures for August with a victory against Darren Ferguson’s in-form Doncaster Rovers and tickets are still available to cheer on the Dons.
As well as it being an important battle for points, there’s also a significant event off the pitch too with our Foundation strengthening its work on health in the community by launching an initiative with Healthy London Partnership (HLP).
Below is a summary of ticket availability and other match arrangements:
Terrace tickets are available for the Chemflow End and the RyGas terrace. These can be purchased in advance from our online ticket shop or on the day. There will be a limited number of seat tickets available to buy on the day. Advance tickets can be purchased up until 11.00 am tomorrow morning and they can be collected from the white booth in Jack Goodchild Way.
Tomorrow’s edition is packed with news, interviews, and features about the Dons. There’s an extensive interview with Kwesi Appiah (pictured), who says that taking a job outside of football provided a reality check. Another new signing, Liam Trotter, is also interviewed and David McKnight tell us why he’s been a volunteer for so long. There’s also a special feature on our Under-18s about their recent tour to Spain.
Our Foundation are teaming up with Healthy London Partnership on several projects relating to mental health, young people’s health, and asthma. The projects are Thrive LDN (which HLP is a major part of), NHS Go, and ASK About Asthma.
In order to mark this partnership, the Foundation will be joined pre-kick off in its usual pre-match location by representatives from NHS Go and Thrive LDN. You can come and chat to both teams by the AFC Wimbledon Foundation’s inflatable penalty shoot-out area outside the ground to find out more and to have your say. If you can’t make it to the match, you can find out more about Thrive LDN via the website .
These will be open from 12 noon tomorrow and there's plenty of incentive to get here early before the game with a wide selection of drinks available and TV screens showing live Premier League football. There will also be off sales of our new Wimbledon 1889 Lager, which was launched recently.
Doncaster Rovers supporters will be welcome in the bar areas tomorrow.
Drinks available in the middle bar and back bar are as follows: Plough Lane Ale, Wimbledon Common Ale, Adnams Southwold.
Wimbledon 1889 Lager
There will be off sales of the new Wimbledon 1889 bottled lager at the following prices:
1 Bottle = £2.50
6 Bottles = £15.00
Case of 24 =£54.00
Please note that the outside bar will not be open tomorrow. Read our previous article for more information about the bars tomorrow.
All five catering units at the ground will be open on Saturday.
A full menu (including confectionary and crisps) will also be available at the corner unit between the Chemflow End and RyGas Stand.
The kiosk behind the John Green Stand will be open with a selection of hot and cold beverages, a hot food offering, confectionary and crisps. See our previous article for more about catering.
Football fun for women
It’s the return tomorrow of our Foundation’s popular football sessions for ladies over the age of 30. The sessions are for ladies who have never played the game before or those who can’t commit to playing every weekend. Tomorrow’s event will be hosted at the Kingsmeadow Athletics Centre (next to the ground. Join in the fun from 12 noon until 1.00 pm (cost is just £3). Comfortable clothing is recommended. No football boots (trainers).
With no trains stopping at Norbiton station until 28 August 2017, we are advising supporters to allow extra time to travel to the game.
Supporters travelling in by train should use alternative nearby stations, including Kingston and New Malden, and then either walk or get a bus. The 131 bus (from Kingston bus station, next to train station) or from New Malden roundabout (by the Fountains Pub) stops right outside the ground. It is about a 20-25 minute walk from both train stations to the Cherry Red Records Stadium.
There will be a direct but limited service to New Malden from Waterloo, via Clapham Junction. Trains will also be running to Kingston, but less frequently than normal.
With gas works currently going on in the vicinity of the Cherry Red Records Stadium, those driving to the ground should therefore allow plenty of time to get here.
Blackpool Tickets and Travel
AFC Wimbledon are back on the road with a trip to Blackpool on Saturday 2 September and you can book tickets pre-match tomorrow from the complimentary tickets window and for around 20 minutes after the game. Places on the supporters’ coach can also be booked from the same place.