AFC Wimbledon host League One promotion favourites Sunderland on Saturday and this match at the Cherry Red Records Stadium is sold out.
Neal Ardley's men will be seeking a first home win this season after impressive performances on the road and it promises to be a cracking atmosphere tomorrow. Sunderland sold out of their away allocation weeks ago and all tickets for home areas have also been snapped up.
Below is a summary of match arrangements for Saturday's game:
These will be open from 12 noon, offering you a chance to get here in time to watch the early Premier League match between Wolves and Man City (12.30 pm kick-off). The evening game is Liverpool v Brighton (5.30 pm kick-off) and that will also be shown on TV screens following the Wimbledon match. Sunderland supporters will be welcome in the bar areas before the game.
There will be a wide selection of drinks available in the bars, including real ales. These are as follows:
Plough Lane Ale
Copper Leaf Autumn Ale
SW19 Summer Ale
Plough Lane Ale
Wimbledon Common Ale
SW19 Summer Ale
We announced earlier this week that the club had signed a deal with a new beer partner. The move will see Bud Light become the principal beer partner of AFC Wimbledon. Bud Light is owned by American giant Anheuser Busch Inbev, who own a number of the world's most popular beers. The new alcoholic beverages available on tap will be Bud Light, Budweiser, Becks Vier, Stella Artois, Magners, Magners Dark Fruits and Goose Island IPA. See our previous article for more information.
Collection point for West Ham tickets
Tickets can be collected before Saturday's game from the white ticket booth next to the Dons Trust kiosk.
Packed with news, interviews, and features, tomorrow's offering is well worth adding to your collection. It includes an extensive interview with new Wimbledon striker James Hanson (pictured), who tells us how about his transformation from a teenage full-back released by Huddersfield to one of the most feared strikers in the lower leagues. There's also an interview with Toby Sibbick after his first league start for 18 months.
Foundation staff will tomorrow be collecting for the Wimbledon Foodbank, a vital initiative that helps people in crisis. The collection point will be outside the back bar by the inflatable. Supporters who can help the appeal should bring any items on the day between 12.30pm – 2.30pm tomorrow. Please see our previous article for more about the items we are collecting on the day.
Launch of new catering service
Our caterers Shakey's Diner have been busy working on expanding their match day product offering and they've come up with a food option aimed at cutting down on half-time queues!
Shakey's Diner are pleased to announce that they will be using local supplier Mr Crumb, a small award-winning food producer that have set-up their London base in Wimbledon, and this means that hot handmade paninis will be sold inside the ground from Saturday.
The tasty treats will be sold before kick-off and during the game, with a member of staff at each stand on hand, so you can even avoid those half-time queues!
This will reopen from 11.00 am on Saturday with a range of merchandise on sale, including the 'Meades Polo' (priced at £25).
Dons Trust kiosk
Dons Trust members and people interested in the work of the Trust are welcome to visit the Dons Trust kiosk before the match. Come and ask board members Cormac van der Hoeven and Matthew Breach about the work of the board generally or their own specific roles. Cormac is a member of the board's Engagement & Communications committee, whilst Matt is a member of the board's Oversight and Strategy & Organisation committees. 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). Please note that we no longer collect printer cartridges.
Tickets for away games
Supporters can buy tickets for the matches at Burton Albion and Accrington Stanley from the complimentary tickets window (next to the players' entrance) before tomorrow's game and for a short time afterwards.