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Aberdeen FC share beachfront stadium vision

April 19 2022

Aberdeen FC share beachfront stadium vision

Aberdeen Football Club has opened a consultation into plans to relocate to a new waterfront stadium designed by AFL Architects.

The club had previously planned a move to Kingsford but now favours a more central locale to aid the regeneration of the city centre.

A beachfront site has been made available by Aberdeen City Council to facilitate the switch as part of a broader city centre masterplan to connect the beach to the city centre by way of a new boulevard.

Working in partnership with the council the club propose to build a community sports complex incorporating an ice rink and leisure centre as part of their plans to broaden the appeal of the hub beyond the club's core fan base.

An outline business case for the stadium will go before the council in June.  


Alex Burns
#1 Posted by Alex Burns on 19 Apr 2022 at 17:14 PM
This is going to take years to complete, if it ever starts.
The best thing would be to Knock down the main stand and king street end and rebuild pittodrie stadium.
Randy SL
#2 Posted by Randy SL on 19 Apr 2022 at 17:24 PM
Disagree #1, rebuilding Pittodrie Stadium where it currently is would leave them without a home for several years, at least this can be completed without doing that. It also may help to improve what is a seriously miserable waterfront area as well as avoiding sending all of the football fans (see footfall, activity and traffic) out to the edge of the city. Aberdeen's problem is that there is too much stuff going on around the edges, life, activity, footfall and money is desperately needed IN the city. Go for it!!
Gandalf the Pink
#3 Posted by Gandalf the Pink on 19 Apr 2022 at 21:38 PM
Another season another stadium proposal for Aberdeen FC.

There is some excellent study material for RGU architecture students on how projects fail to make it off the drawing board.
Jamie Brown
#4 Posted by Jamie Brown on 20 Apr 2022 at 10:14 AM
I'm with #2. While as a Dons fan I'd be sad to see the club leave Pittodrie, this seems like a much better (and less disruptive) option than redeveloping the existing ground. But #3 is right, we've gone round and round on this for years (decades?) - it's time to make a decision and get on with it. COYR!
Graeme McCormick
#5 Posted by Graeme McCormick on 20 Apr 2022 at 17:29 PM
Something like the Nokia Arena in Tampere would be a dramatic addition to the city centre and beach area.
#6 Posted by Terra on 24 Apr 2022 at 09:57 AM
c'mon Aberdeen gerrit built! biggest club outside the old firm. make it happen guys.
#7 Posted by TheFakeArchitect on 25 Apr 2022 at 13:52 PM
Will Aberdeen still need a stadium of this size in the old first division?

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