Scottish Side Aberdeen's $70M Stadium Proposal Gets Backing From City Council
Aberdeen's proposal for a £50M ($70M) stadium and training complex on the outskirts of the city "received a major boost," according to the Scotland DAILY RECORD. The ambitious plans for the Kingsford area of the city "have been given the the full backing of planners on Aberdeen City Council." The proposal goes before the full council on Monday, when a final decision "will be made on the long-running saga." But it now appears Aberdeen has "cleared a major hurdle as the the council planners have recommended approval." The club wants to relocate to Kingsford, to the west of the city, and has plans for a 20,000-capacity stadium, training academy and museum. If approved, the training centre would be opened in the next 12 months, and the ground completed in time for the 2020-21 campaign (DAILY RECORD, 1/23). The BBC reported the club said that the new facilities "are vital to its future." However, objectors want Aberdeen to "look elsewhere." It has been claimed the stadium and training ground "would create more than 400 jobs and bring millions of pounds into the local economy" (BBC, 1/23).