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Scottish Premiership Side Aberdeen's Bid For New Stadium Suffers Setback

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 23 / 17

Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen’s hopes of its new stadium "receiving the go-ahead have suffered a blow," according to Darren Cooney of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. Councilors on an Aberdeenshire Council committee "have insisted the plans should not be given the green light because it wo...

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