|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 It was built in 1925 and to this day has very outdated roof with numerous pillars, even after a massive fire consumed significant parts of it in 1970.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.
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.
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.
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.