Scotland: Dundee relegated but new stadium still planned

source: DundeeFC.co.uk / BBC.com

Scotland: Dundee relegated but new stadium still planned With three games still to be played, Dundee FC are already the ones to be relegated. But descend to second tier will not stop the proposed new stadium, according to owners. A BBC report.

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With at least one season outside of Scotland's Premiership for Dundee FC, John Nelms, Tim Keyes and Football Partners Scotland are “fully committed” to the club and say relegation “would not be a disaster” financially. The club has increased its revenue very significantly over the past two seasons, partly thanks to the very first naming rights deal for Dens Park.

Dens Park© Andrew Hendo

“The stadium development has recently gotten back on track after a series of meetings with city staff and funders. Most of the planning work is complete to have the stadium ready to go forward as financing is secured. This is positive on many fronts, not the least of which is that the maintenance costs continue to rise at Dens, making it unsustainable in the long term.”

“The stadium project will proceed regardless of our league standing and financing is wholly separate from the operations of the club. We hope to share more news on this in the near future.” a lengthy statement from the club says.

Dundee FC's plan is to relocate from Dens Park to the site in Camperdown. The goal is to create a sustainable 15,000-seater by 2021.

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