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Museum, fan zone and community facilities part of Aberdeen FC’s new stadium vision

By Matthew Campelli    25 Nov 2016
The club will apply for planning permission by the end of the year

A fan zone, a museum, a memorial garden and community facilities will make up parts of Aberdeen FC’s proposed new stadium development.

The Scottish Premiership club released further details about the project before it officially lodges a planning bid with the local council.

At the heart of the 25 hectare Kingsford site will be a 20,000-capacity stadium – the largest new-build stadium in Scotland in more than a century.

But the development will also include a number of recreational facilities, such as two community 3G pitches, gymnasium, multi-purpose space with community learning zone and the museum dedicated to the heritage of Aberdeen FC.

Offices and training facilities for the professional playing staff will be included on site.

The stadium will be single tier and fully enclosed to “dramatically improve the atmosphere, while minimising visual impact”.

“Realising our plans for Kingsford is the critical step in our journey to achieve UEFA top 100 status with a highly successful squad, a wider than ever reach into the community, world-class training facilities and a modern stadium, all within a prosperous, health region,” said Aberdeen FC executive vice-chair George Yule.

“It is also a significant investment and a signal of confidence in the city and region at a time when the public and private sectors are working to address major economic challenges,” he added. “Our vision can therefore be summed up as achieving the feel-good factor for all by ensuring that the club’s impact is the best it can be on the pitch, in economic terms and in the community.”

The club is planning to submit an official planning application before the end of the year, although earlier this month chief executive Stewart Milne confessed that the project would face “significant funding challenges”.

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