It’s been a well trodden path and Aberdeen FC are looking for yet more feedback on the long drawn out drama that has been a new stadium for our club.
Despite securing planning permission for the Kingsford site in 2018, it came with a host of planning conditions, and the global pandemic soon put paid to any movement on a new stadium being built at the site.
Towards the end of 2019, recognising the urgent need to retain footfall in a city centre devastated by the withdrawal of major retail brands, the Council approached the Club to explore the potential of locating our new stadium at the beach. The aim is to place the stadium at the heart of the regeneration of the beachfront on land that was previously unavailable to us.
As part of the overall City Centre Masterplan, the regeneration of the beachfront will improve the connectivity between the city centre and the boulevard. A new stadium as a focal point would be the catalyst for the redevelopment of facilities to deliver a world-class community sports complex, revitalising the beach area.
The Council’s public consultation on the City Centre Masterplan revealed that the top two priorities for the citizens of Aberdeen were improvements to Union Street and keeping the Club in the beach area.
Aberdeen FC has been working closely with Aberdeen City Council on the designs and outline business case for a new stadium and community sports complex, incorporating an ice rink and leisure centre.
The outline business case will go before the Council in June. If you want to see this happen, this is what you need to do: