AFC Wimbledon will begin the process to build a new ground on Plough Lane, the same road where Wimbledon FC, now MK Dons, played for nearly 80 years.
The club, currently in League 2 were formed in the wake of Wimbledon FC's notorious sale which led to them being renamed MK Dons and moving away from Wimbledon. AFC Wimbledon were formed as a protest against the sale.
Their rise to League football has been somewhat meteoric in the last decade and are in their second season in the Football League.
Eric Samuelson, AFC Wimbledon's chief executive said, “Standing in this place, talking about building a stadium here is incredible. From where we came, now to go back and have an address at Plough Lane, there’s no other word: this is romantic. We are completing the circle. What a story this is.”
The proposed site is currently where the dilapidated Wimbledon Greyhound track sits, the club's proposal being one of many potential ideas that the council will consider in the coming months.
It would certainly be an ironic twist of fate if the club that was born out of demise of Wimbledon FC were to take up lodgings practically next door to where they used to play.