Aberdeen Football Club's plan to move to Loiston Loch concluded in a 'no' vote by Aberdeen City Council but the club have confirmed they will be investigating other options for the a new home.

The decision, which was made by the City Council last Wednesday, intensified the club's stadium issue but at today's monthly board meeting they have reiterated that this is not the end of their search. 

Aberdeen's vice-chairman George Yule has said: "The board agreed unanimously that the sensible way forward is for us to explore all realistic options available.

"All options will be fully considered on its merits and any decisions taken will be done in the best interests of Aberdeen Football Club, our staff and our supporters. 

"As I said last week, these are extremely challenging times for Scottish football and the stadium issue is yet another hurdle for us to overcome. However, everybody connected with the Club is absolutely resolved to ensuring the long term prosperity of Aberdeen Football Club and, one way or another, that is something I'm confident we'll achieve going forward."

If a move is completed it will see the Dons move from Pittodrie Stadium where they have played since 1903.

Posted on 27/08/2011