Aberdeen Arena

Key facts

Club: Aberdeen FC | Capacity: 21,000 seats | Scheduled opening: 2019 | Status: in planning

Description

The Aberdeen Arena is a proposed new stadium for Aberdeen FC, which it hopes to move into before the start of the 2019-20 season.

Aberdeen have been contemplating a move to a new stadium since the early 1990s, however initially nothing concrete materialised. A redevelopment of their current home, Pittodrie, was also considered, but limited space and safety requirements would reduce capacity to a mere 12,000, not enough for the ambitions of the club.

Plans for a move became more concrete in 2008, and in 2009 a site in the south of the city, near Loirston Loch, was selected. First visuals were presented in 2010, but despite subsequently obtaining planning approval, the project stalled on a lack of funding and other planning complications.

It took until 2016 for plans to start moving again, this time focusing on a new site west outside the city limits at Kingsford.

No further details on the design of the stadium at Kingsford have been released, but might be similar to the Loirston plans which planned for a capacity of 21,000 seats and had the shape of a continuous bowl. The project will include new training facilities for the club at the same site.