All Aboard! Ks chairman Anderson To Bus Fans To All Home Games

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Kingstonian chairman Mark Anderson has pledged to transport the club’s fans to their new Leatherhead home next season free of charge.

The Ks have announced they will be leaving Kingsmeadow next season following AFC Wimbledon’s return to Plough Lane.

The Dons have confirmed a deal is in place to sell the stadium to Premier League Chelsea.

That means Kingstonian have had to make alternative plans and after being gifted a large sum by Wimbledon, they will share with The Tanners before building their own ground nearby.

The news that they will play ten miles away has not been well received by the chairman has come up with a way to help.

The owner of Anderson Coaches has tonight revealed he is to put on free travel through his company for home games.

He said:  “What is clear to us is that a significant factor deciding the location of the ground share for next season from those we spoke to was both the location and the logistics of getting to and from that location.

“Further to that, we are aware that for those on low incomes, students and fans past retirement age, the cost of getting to and from Leatherhead could be prohibitive to them getting their bi-weekly fix of K’s action. This is not something we ever wanted to sign up to and most importantly we need to look after that part of our fan base.

“Also, as a club with a strong awareness of our social responsibility to the community in which we operate, we were also aware of the increase to our carbon footprint due to the extra car journeys and distance our fans would be travelling to home matches, potentially adding to emission levels and congestion.”


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