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Wimbledon Stadium hosting a Stock Car meeting.

Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium is a dog racing track located in Wimbledon in southwest London, England. It also hosts speedway, stock car and other racing events.[1]

It is a greyhound racing stadium for the purposes of entertainment, usually including gambling on the outcome of a race. It is arguably the most famous greyhound racing stadium in the UK along with Walthamstow Stadium and it annually hosts the English Greyhound Derby.


The stadium

The facilities include a glass fronted grandstand seating 8,000, and several bars and catering facilities including a waiter-service restaurant. The stadium is surrounded by a large open-air car park. The local football team AFC Wimbledon has mooted a move to the stadium, currently however any pitch would be of inadequate size and would impinge upon the existing dog track, so any move would necessitate costly re-building. Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium is currently owned by the Greyhound Racing Association.

The track also hosts Motor Racing events promoted by Spedeworth International, including Superstox, Stock Cars, Hot Rods and Bangers. The Unlimited Banger World Final used to take place at Wimbledon until it moved to Ipswich in 2008.


Speedway arrived at Wimbledon in the 1928 pioneer season and a team was entered in the league competitions from 1929 to 1939. The team was re-formed after the war and the Dons raced in the top flight National League Division One 1946 to 1964. The Dons were multiple winners of the league in the 1950s. The Dons were founder members of the British League in 1965. Until 2005, the stadium was also home for over 50 years to the now defunct Wimbledon Dons speedway team and was famous for hosting the Internationale meeting every season. The team were disbanded following a dispute between the team's promoters and the owners of the stadium over a large rent increase.[2]

External links


  1. ^ Bamford, R & Jarvis J.(2001). Homes of British Speedway. ISBN 0-7524-2210-3
  2. ^ Jacobs, Norman (2001). Speedway in London. ISBN 0-7524-2221-9

Coordinates: 51°25′52.91″N 0°11′12.01″W / 51.4313639°N 0.1866694°W / 51.4313639; -0.1866694



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