AFC Wimbledon Stadium event day restrictions

AFC Wimbledon’s Cherry Red Records stadium is situated off Plough Lane in Merton. After it opened in October 2021 we introduced event day parking restrictions on home match days, to prevent football fans parking in the residential streets near the stadium.

These additional event zone parking restrictions operate on all days when AFC Wimbledon’s first team have a home match, including Sundays and bank holidays.

Parking restrictions

The event zone restrictions apply between 1 and 8.30pm on match days in the following Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs):

  • Garratt Green G1
  • Earlsfield L2
  • Tooting Broadway E1 (part)

View a plan of the event zone area

During the times when restrictions apply vehicles must:

  • Display a valid resident or resident visitor/paperless visitor permit,
  • Display a valid disabled persons Blue Badge, or
  • Make a valid payment in a ‘shared use’ bay (Permit holders or pay and display/pay by phone)

All yellow line waiting restrictions within the event zone operate between 1pm and 8.30pm (unless they already operate for longer hours).

Shared use bays

Within affected CPZs (G1, L2 all-day and part of E1), the bays continue to be designated ’shared use’ which allow both permit holders and short-stay visitors to park.

In shared use bays the maximum stay for those using pay and display or pay by phone facilities is one hour.

L2 one-hour subzone

In the L2 one-hour sub-zone the bays remain ‘Permit holders only’, but operate from 1 to 8.30pm. This means that vehicles must display a valid L2 resident or L2 all-day zone resident visitor/paperless visitor permit. L2 one-hour zone visitor permits are not valid during the event day hours.

Event zone entry signs

Event zone entry signs are placed at the boundary of the event zone and display the next date when the additional event day restrictions will be in operation.

These signs are located at:

  • L2 Garratt Lane/Magdalen Road – Outside Earlsfield Station
  • L2 Magdalen Road/Fieldview
  • L2 Burntwood Lane/Openview
  • G1 St. Martin’s Way/Maskell Road
  • G1 Garratt Lane/Summerstown
  • G1 Wimbledon Road/Blackshaw Road
  • E1 Blackshaw Road/Wimbledon Road
  • E1 Blackshaw Road/Fountain Road
  • E1 Cranmer Terrace
  • E1 Garratt Lane/Broadwater Road
  • E1 Garratt Lane/ Fountain Road
  • E1 Broadwater Road/Rogers Road

Scheduled event days

AFC Wimbledon’s website provides a list of all fixtures and is updated if a match is added or rearranged. Check that the match is taking place at home, not away, as restrictions only apply for home games.

The Digital Football Calendars website allows you to download the fixture dates to any digital calendar. We advise you to double check on the AFC Wimbledon site too.

We are not responsible for material on third party websites.

If a match does not take place

If a match is postponed or cancelled, the event zone restrictions will not be enforced, even if the date is shown on the event zone entry signs.


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