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Widnes first team to play at Wimbledon/London

Farnworth Viking
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London can’t play at their new ground until Wimbledon have played a football match there. This could be a friendly at the end of July, and Widnes are due to play them on the 25th July, so we could be the first Rugby League team to play there.

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Topic starter Posted : 18/03/2021 6:30 pm
Ditton donkey
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Might even make that - capacity allowing !

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Posted : 18/03/2021 8:56 pm
widneslatic
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Wimbledon have already started playing there 👍

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Posted : 19/03/2021 9:52 pm
widneslatic
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I'm going Plough Lane Mk 2 tomorrow watching Wigan Athletic.

Will let you what it's like.

 

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Posted : 22/10/2021 11:02 pm
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Posted : 24/10/2021 8:56 pm
widneslatic
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Cherry Red Records Stadium (AKA - Plough Lane Mk2)

Had a really enjoyable day at London Broncos new home yesterday.

The Stadium is situated just 400 yards away from the site of the original Wimbledon FC (now MK Dons) former home, Plough Lane.

The Cherry Red Records Stadium (not to confused with AFC Wimbledon's former home in Kingston Upon Thames)  has a capacity of 9,215 (yesterday's attendance was 8,047 with a sold out allocation of 1,100 from Wigan).

The Stadium is pretty basic in design, and actually gives me AJ Bell Stadium vibes (1 big and 3 small stands) , However, It's set out very close to the pitch (which guarantees a great atmosphere) and with the newly built apartment blocks overlooking the Stadium (of which 95% are still currently empty - although probably not for long), it gives the place a special feeling that I simply haven't felt at many away grounds over the years.

One thing that makes the place special is the massive enclosed away fan zone situated at the back of the North Stand (Cherry Red Records Stand) where fans can have a few pints (and a smoke) before the game and at half time.

The Beer prices are very reasonable too (especially for London).

Draught Budweiser - £4.70

Draught Stella Artois - £4.90

 

The Downsides :

Parking - No car parking allowed anywhere in the local area due to enforced control zones, and the local roads are narrow (and very busy!) which poses major problems for coaches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted : 24/10/2021 10:17 pm
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