|Other names||Pittodrie Park (1899-1968)|
|Inauguration||02/09/1899 (Aberdeen - Dumbarton FC, 7-1)|
|Construction||02/1899 - 08/1899|
|Renovations||1925, 1959, 1968, 1978, 1980, 1985, 1987, 1993|
|Record attendance||45,061 (Aberdeen FC - Heart of Midlothian, 13/03/1954)|
|Address||Pittodrie Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5QH|
Description: Pittodrie Stadium
Late into the 19th century this stadium’s site was used as a dung hill for police horses. In 1899 it was selected by the newly-formed Aberdeen football club (since 1903 Aberdeen FC) and within half a year the place was converted into a field with embankments around it.
Due to its location on the east-west axis, the stadium has its main grandstand in the north. It was built in 1925 and to this day has very outdated roof with numerous pillars, even after a massive fire consumed significant parts of it in 1970. Interestingly, this is the very first stadium to have dugouts, commissioned by manager Donald Colman.
First with dugouts and second, at least within the UK, that was converted into an all-seater already in 1968. Almost a decade earlier Pittodrie was equipped with floodlights.
West side is occupied by the family section, called the Merkland Rd End. It’s known for the granite façade and is partly based on embankment remembering the old days. It’s the same with the south side, which was a largely undelivered terrace for most of its existence. In 1968 it was covered.
East end is occupied by the Richard Donald Stand, only one to be built in the post-Taylor era. Erected in 1993 at the price of £4.5 million, this section is the only one to have two tiers. It also houses 12 private boxes and large hospitality facilities for banqueting and non-matchday revenue.
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 keen on safe standing for Kingsford Stadium
Good news: safe standing may be installed in Kingsford Stadium. Bad news: Aberdeen remind that relocation from Pittodrie is still years away.
Scotland: More details on Aberdeen plans
While we still don’t know the exact timing, Aberdeen went into much detail with latest renderings and master plan of the proposed Kingsford Stadium.
Scotland: Aberdeen to file planning application by year end
As Aberdeen FC celebrate record turnover, work on the new stadium is progressing. The club now expect to file for planning permission by the end of this year.
Scotland: Aberdeen supporters overwhelmingly in favour of relocation
Aberdeen supporters trust ran an extensive survey of fans opinions on new stadium plan. Three out of four fans are positive about the need to move outside city limits.
New design: Aberdeen FC consulting on their dream
They’re playing in Europa League later today. In a few years Aberdeen FC are hoping to get a brand new home to welcome their European and domestic rivals in.
Scotland: Aberdeen officially file stadium plans
Aberdeen FC have now lodged plans with the council to create a new £40-million stadium. It’s not planning application yet, but a crucial step to relocate from Pittodrie by 2020.
Scotland: Aberdeen to move out of town
Supporters of Aberdeen FC face a major change in matchday habits as their club plans to relocate deep into the suburbs. All land is acquired and work might start within months.
Scotland: Aberdeen in new stadium by mid-2019?
During the recent AGM Aberdeen FC Chairman Stewart Milne gave brief information on the new stadium plan. Relocation to Loirston is possible for the 2019/2020 campaign.
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Scotland: Details of Aberdeen new stadium soon?
Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne hopes to announce details of a new training facility in the next few months. His hope is to leave Pittodrie by 2017.
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Scotland: Aberdeen still searching to relocate
After last year's fiasco of the Loirston Loch stadium project, Aberdeen haven't been too keen to talk about their next steps. But now vice-chairman assures the club is still analysing chances to relocate, even if it would mean leaving Aberdeen, as STV reports.
Scotland: Aberdeen trying to relocate their new stadium project
Despite statements that the design had been ‘killed off’, there still seems to be a chance for Aberdeen FC’s new stadium. Not at Loirston Loch, but a number of other locations will be examined, according to AFC official website.
Scotland: Aberdeen postpone new stadium opening by 12 months
Not at the beginning of 2013/14 season, but one year later – this is now the official opening time for Arena Community Stadium in Aberdeen. Acquiring land for construction has proven more difficult than the club had hoped – STV reports.