Scottish Premiership club Aberdeen FC has released a new image of what its new stadium would look like as part of Aberdeen City Council’s ambitious masterplan to regenerate the city’s beachfront. The stadium would be the focal point of the £100m seafront regeneration plans.
The new image shows the stadium and a large glass facade facing out towards the North Sea – just yards from the location of the club’s current, 22,000-seater Pittodrie stadium.
As well as the football stadium, the development is set to include a community sports complex, incorporating an ice rink and leisure centre.
A spokesperson for Aberdeen FC said: “The aim is to place the stadium at the heart of the regeneration of the beachfront on land that was previously unavailable to us.
“As part of the overall City Centre Masterplan, the regeneration of the beachfront will improve the connectivity between the city centre and the boulevard. A new stadium as a focal point would be the catalyst for the redevelopment of facilities to deliver a world-class community sports complex, revitalizing the beach area.
“We’ve been working closely with Aberdeen City Council on the designs and outline business case for a new stadium and community sports complex, incorporating an ice rink and leisure centre. With stunning views out to sea, the new stadium could be a beacon of sporting excellence, sustainability and community, attracting fans, citizens and visitors alike. Through collaboration and economies of scale, a new stadium and sports complex are affordable and deliverable for both the Council and the Club.”