Aberdeen Football Club has released more details of its plans to create a focal point for community engagement and footballing excellence on land at Kingsford, Scotland.
Earlier this year, the Scottish Premier League club revealed proposals to develop a new community and sports campus, football academy and stadium on the site. It has now provided further details of its plans following extensive consultation with stakeholders and as it prepares to lodge a detailed planning application for the scheme.
Creating a 21st century stadium, modern training facilities for its first team and youth academy, and dedicated facilities for the AFC Community Trust, are vital for the club to achieve a sustainable future and to maximize its contribution to the city and region, both on and off the pitch.
The club’s plans for its 25ha Kingsford site include three professional training pitches; two community 3G pitches; community pavilion to include changing facilities, offices, a gymnasium and multipurpose space with a potential community learning zone; new stadium with up to 20,000-seat capacity; a fan-zone, AFC store; Red café; AFC Heritage Museum and Memorial Garden; and approximately 1,600 car parking spaces, bus parking and drop-off areas.
The single tier, fully enclosed stadium will dramatically improve atmosphere, while minimizing visual impact on the surrounding area. Much more comfortable and accessible, the stadium and its concourse areas, and the wider site facilities, will offer a much better match-day experience for fans, encouraging greater family attendance. Kingsford will be the largest new-build stadium in Scotland in 100 years.
November 24, 2016