The Plough Lane Bond will remain open over the weekend with a full update expected on Monday.
The initial deadline of midnight tonight, 14th February, will be extended as the £5m target is within reach - more than £4.5m of bonds had been applied for by 3pm today.
Fans and investors can continue to order bonds for any amount from £1,000 upwards via PloughLaneBond.com (capital at risk, full terms on website).
Organisers Damian Woodward, Xavier Wiggins, and Charlie Talbot said: “We have been blown away by the enthusiasm and support everyone has shown for the Bond scheme. To go from a standing start at Christmas to having almost £5m raised so quickly is a massive achievement and one that everybody involved should be very proud of. It’s been an amazing joint effort and we cannot thank the volunteers, players, management, Trust Board members, club staff and media enough for their help. But most of all we cannot thank the fans and the investors enough for proving once more that every time Wimbledon needs their help, our fans step up to help this club stay true to its principles and work together to overcome any obstacle.
“With the £5m target so close and given that every bond raised assists the stadium funding and lessens the commercial debt burden, we have decided to continue to accept bond orders over the weekend. We will take stock of all the numbers and see where we have got to and then give a fuller update at the start of next week but for now we continue to encourage fans and investors to keep showing their fantastic support for the bond scheme to Bring The Dons Home.”
Club CEO Joe Palmer added: “I’m delighted with how well the Plough Lane Bond scheme has gone and I must admit it has made my admiration for our incredible fans grow even more. You guys have all been tremendous. I’m glad the scheme will stay open over the weekend and we hope we can give you all an update on the overall financial picture next week as well.”