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February 16 2011

 Aberdeen Arena recommended for approval
A 21,000 seat stadium designed by the Miller Partnership for Aberdeen Football Club has been recommended for approval by planners.

Citing the potential economic benefits of the venue, officials are likely to wave through the development through when council chiefs meet on February 23.

The stadium will be illuminated red at night and incorporate a gym, club shop, museum and café. It also incorporates plans for a new “village” on neighbouring Greenfield land.

Located on the outskirts of the city at Loirston Loch the £40m stadium has received more than 100 objection letters

Scottish ministers will have the final say on whether the scheme can progress.
1,200 parking spaces will be accommodated in the scheme, landscaped by Gillespies
1,200 parking spaces will be accommodated in the scheme, landscaped by Gillespies
Work could start on the stadium in Spring 2012 to open in 2013
Work could start on the stadium in Spring 2012 to open in 2013

5 Comments

Don Strachan
#1 Posted by Don Strachan on 16 Feb 2011 at 14:17 PM
Fantastic news, a boon for the City of Aberdeen & Cove.
Donnie Murdo
#2 Posted by Donnie Murdo on 17 Feb 2011 at 11:18 AM
...and Scottish League Division 1!
Bert Racoon
#3 Posted by Bert Racoon on 17 Feb 2011 at 16:22 PM
As an Aberdeen fan I would be hoping for something a little more inspiring than this. It dosn't even look like a stadium, it could be anything.
Doric McBuchan
#4 Posted by Doric McBuchan on 18 Feb 2011 at 09:24 AM
Bert, just what exactly to you expect with a budget of £38m?

This is an expedient design, and even at that it is by no means the worst design of its genre I have seen. Especially in comparison to Pittodrie-!

The designer at Miller's, Garteth Yule, is a Dons fan so we are in safe hands!

Donnie - stick to Danger Mouse, people aren't listening.

David Malley
#5 Posted by David Malley on 18 Feb 2011 at 18:04 PM
Probably more useful to budget £30M for the stadium and £8M for players....looks potentially like a top 6 arena for a bottom 6 team...

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