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Aberdeen Stadium Bid Delayed As Councilors Ask For More Details

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 25 / 17

The planning application for Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen's proposed move to a new £50M ($64.7M) stadium will "not be considered until autumn," according to the BBC. The stadium and training facilities "would be built at Kingsford, close to the Aberdeen bypass, near Westhill." The club s...

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