ABERDEEN NEW STADIUM READY FOR 2017

Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne wants the club to move into a new stadium for the 2017/18 season.

Pittodrie Stadium has been home to the Dons since 1903, but the Scottish Premiership outfit have long been planning a move away.

In August 2012, plans put forward for the building of a 21,000-seater stadium at Loirston Loch were rejected by Aberdeen City Council, but the club has held talks with the council since.

Milne has in the past said he wants the club to be debt-free before relocating to a new home, something they are moving towards after their League Cup win in 2013/14 and progress in the Europa League’s qualification process in 2014/15. 

“We are back round the table with Aberdeen city council again looking at how we can tie up the land and then move forward from there,” Milne told BBC Scotland.

“Our current thinking is we want to aim for having the new stadium ready to play in probably season 2017/18.”

Posted on 12/08/2014