|Category||Design being implemented|
|Construction||03/07/2018 - ?|
Description: Kingsford Stadium
The planned stadium in Kingsford (5km west of Aberdeen) is centerpiece to a much larger community and sports complex. Beside the matchday and training uses, the place would become a major hub for conference and social events in the area.
Main stadium is to hold around 20,000 people (detailed design to follow), joined in the east by six full-sized fields for training, as well as 1,300 parking spaces. The complex is planned along the A944 road, just off the new western bypass. Altogether 24.5 hectares are earmarked for the project.
Public consultation process began in July 2016 and, pending further developments, the entire complex could be delivered by 2020. In the first phase only the training fields and necessary infrastructure will be created, while the stadium with 1,598 parking spaces will follow afterwards.
Aberdeen: No further appeal over Kingsford
Despite their opposition, No Kingsford Stadium decided not to launch further appeals to block the Kingsford Stadium. This effectively paves the way for construction of the stadium to move forward.
Scotland: Aberdeen's stadium scheme safe after judicial review
As reported by the BBC, Aberdeen FC's plans for a new £50-million stadium have been given a legal go-ahead. Court has refused to accept petition by opponents of the stadium, who argued the local council committed an error of law.
Scotland: Aberdeen appoint Morrison for Kingsford project
Morrison Construction will lead the development of the community sports centre and training facilities. The move comes after AFC secured £8 million for the works. A Press & Journal report.
Aberdeen: Kingsford stadium opponents filed for judicial review
Sunday was the last day for opponents to submit their appeals against the proposed Kingsford Stadium. 'No Kingsford Stadium' managed to file their papers late on Friday, meeting the deadline.
Aberdeen: Construction begins in Kingsford
Tuesday saw groundbreaking on what will become Aberdeen FC's new training complex (phase 1) and stadium (phase 2). AFC now owns the 25-hcetare site, which means we should expect progress from now on.
Scotland: Aberdeen sign stadium agreement
Aberdeen FC hopes to begin construction of its new stadium and training complex in June, after signing a legal agreement with the city council.
Scotland: Aberdeen stadium approved, opponents suggest further fight
Despite some controversies, the Aberdeen council voted overwhelmingly in favour of the new Kingsford Stadium. Campaigners against the stadium announce they will pursue judicial review.
Scotland: Planning officials recommend Aberdeen stadium for approval
The Aberdeen planning officials support the controversial Kingsford Stadium scheme. If the city council votes in favour on Monday, the project could finally proceed.
Aberdeen: Stadium subsidiary announced, decision in January
As Aberdeen FC announce the creation of stadium-dedicated subsidiary, we await the final decision of Aberdeen City Council in late January.
Scotland: Aberdeen secure 60% of project budget
With new shareholder from USA the Dons now have £6 million in place, 60% of their new training complex, first phase of the Kingsford stadium project.
Scotland: Decision for Aberdeen in December?
Aberdeen FC has said it hopes a decision on plans for a new stadium can be taken by councillors before the end of the year. If it's a green light, works can begin early into 2018. Unless opposition to the project succeeds.
Scotland: Aberdeen population still split about new stadium
More than 10,000 people have officially given their views on the proposed Kingsford Stadium for Aberdeen FC. The outcome may be surprising as opponents get over 47% of the vote.
Aberdeen: Celtic and Hearts support Aberdeen's stadium scheme
In a rare case of solidarity two high-profile Scottish clubs stand behind Aberdeen FC's plan to build both their new stadium and training centre within the same plot.
Aberdeen: Opposition to Kingsford Stadium not giving up
The No to Kingsford group has been in a long-running battle over the development of the proposed £50million site and has submitted a fresh plea to the council, The Scottish Sun reports.
Aberdeen: Kingsford Stadium suffers from 4-month delay
The Aberdeen City Council has requested more information, including environmental surveys. Their decision will thus be delayed by no less than 4 months.
Aberdeen: Fraudulent submissions in stadium consultation process
As of now over 30 people acknowledged that someone used their personal data to participate in Kingsford Stadium consultation process.
Aberdeen: Birds threatening stadium, stadium threatening birds
28 secies of birds use the proposed stadium site for crucial purposes. It's advised that construction takes place outside the March-August period, though that seems hardly feasible.
Scotland: Bad news for Aberdeen relocation scheme
The Aberdeenshire Council decided to vote against Aberdeen FC’s plan to relocate to Kingsford. Fans’ commute and traffic were among the most important reasons.
Scotland: Huge interest in Aberdeen stadium consultation
Almost 9,000 people (!) sent their support/objection for the new stadium and both groups ale almost even in numbers. Now all the letters need to be analysed.
Scotland: Aberdeen’s stadium plan met with mixed reception
With over 500 letters of support and objection, it’s not all positive for Aberdeen FC. Their new stadium raises some fears among local residents.