Council Approves Kingsford Stadium Plans

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Aberdeen Football Club’s plans of a new stadium west of the city centre have moved a step closer to realisationIn a 32 to 9 vote on Monday, the city council have approved a ground that would offer space for 20,000 spectators, as well as modern training facilities 

AFC’s chairman Stewart Milne said that the move would be vital for the club’s future and help to unlock its potential.  

Pittodrie Stadium, current home of AFC and over 100 years old, does not meet UEFA standards for international competitions, which the club aspires to play in.

The new £50 million stadium at Kingsford near Westhill is claimed to create over 400 jobs and bring millions of pounds to the local economy.  

The plans now have to await permission by the Scottish Government. Aberdeenshire Council has objected to the stadium. Opposers say traffic issues would be one of the main concerns. The group ‘No Kingsford Stadium’ said they would "pursue a judicial review". 

Mr. Milne said he wanted to deliver community facilities that everybody can enjoy and benefit from. 

If the green light is given, the first construction phase could begin in summer. At least a few years will pass before the club can move into their new home. 

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