As Aberdeen FC announce the creation of stadium-dedicated subsidiary, we await the final decision of Aberdeen City Council in late January.
Aberdeen FC is to create a new company to deliver the controversial Kingsford Stadium project. The club-owned subsidiary, to be led by Dons executive vice chairman George Yule, was announced to shareholders at the club's AGM on Monday.
Meanwhile, further consultation on the stadium plans closed last week and a public hearing will be held on January 29. It comes almost three months after the Pittodrie club asked for the decision to be delayed to allow for further discussions with the local planning committee.
Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne told the meeting he hoped the stadium would be operational by the 2021-22 season. First phase will see the club's training complex built, only then the 20,000-capacity stadium is to go forward.
The club has commissioned economic analysis which suggests the £50m stadium and training ground would create more than 400 jobs and bring millions of pounds into the local economy.
But the plan is opposed by the No Kingsford Stadium group who claim the benefits have been exaggerated and that the site is unsuitable for such a development.