Community sports hub to be built in northeast Scotland

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Detailed plans for the creation of a major, multi-million-dollar soccer and community sports hub for the northeast of Scotland have been lodged by Aberdeen FC Community Trust and Aberdeen Football Club.

The planning application to Aberdeen City Council for the 60.5-acre site at Kingsford includes community and sports facilities; a soccer academy comprising outdoor pitches, pavilion and ancillary buildings; and a 20,000-seat capacity stadium along with associated access roads, parking, landscaping and engineering works.

Subject to planning approval, the proposals will see more than US$49m invested to create a new home for the club; provide a base for the significant expansion of the award-winning work of Aberdeen FC Community Trust on social inclusion, participation in sport and healthy lifestyles for all ages across the region; and create a focal point for soccer excellence in the north of Scotland.

The project would be delivered in two phases, with the community and sports facilities and soccer academy constructed first and the stadium in the second phase.

January 18, 2017

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