Wimbledon's Milton Keynes blow

Paul Brown
Saturday 28 June 2003 00:00
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Wimbledon's planned move to Milton Keynes was in jeopardy yesterday after the collapse of an agreement to play at the National Hockey Stadium in the city next season.

The Dons will start their new campaign back at Selhurst Park against Crewe on 9 August after the National Hockey Foundation pulled out of a deal for Wimbledon to play at their ground until a permanent home in Milton Keynes is built. Wimbledon say they still intend to relocate, but with the club in administration and talks with potential investors yet to bear fruit, their future looks uncertain.

The joint administrators, Andy Hosking and Nick Wood, said in a statement: "We continue to pursue the objective of ultimately moving to a new stadium in Milton Keynes. Meanwhile it remains our current intention to commence the new season using Selhurst Park for home matches."

Wimbledon failed to find the necessary investment to bring the National Hockey Stadium up to Football League standard in time for today's deadline with the NHF, who pulled out of all talks.

Wimbledon have already sold 3,500 season tickets for the coming season, and will now offer fans in Milton Keynes a complete refund or reimbursement for every match played at Selhurst Park, the ground they have shared with Crystal Palace since 1991.

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