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.
After prolonged waiting period, earlier this year Aberdeen FC have been granted permission to begin construction of their new sports complex in Kingsford, just west of Aberdeen. On Tuesday first spades went into the ground, marking the first day of construction works.
Worth celebration, surely, the event didn't begin actual construction, though. For now it's mostly excavation and enabling works for the real construction to begin in October. By the summer of 2019 some £10 million will have been spent on what it phase 1 of the Kingsford scheme.
The first phase will include the construction of the training pavilion, groundsman’s accommodation, three professional training pitches, two 3G pitches and two grass pitches, the latter being mainly for use by Aberdeen Football Club’s Community Trust.
While we don't usually cover training complex constructions, this one is crucial. After all, Aberdeen FC now hold all of the 25 hectares and have the green light to follow their training complex with what is the main attraction: new main stadium. The 20,000-seat facility is expected to cost some £40 million and will go under construction when the first phase concludes.