FRESH HOPE FOR NEW ABERDEEN STADIUM

Fresh negotiations have begun between Aberdeen and the city council, ending the deadlock over the club’s proposed move to a new stadium.

The Dons have already acquired planning permission on a site at Loirston Loch, five miles south of their current home at Pittodrie.

Plans over the move have been put on ice ever since the building of an adjacent training academy was rejected.

But chairman Stewart Milne, speaking at the club’s AGM on Monday night, revealed that talks have re-opened and the new site, near Cove, is still the preferred venue.

However, Mr Milne did confirm that nearby Calder Park is now not an option for the training complex but expects an alternative site to be confirmed before building at Loirston Loch commences.

He said: “We have looked at other sites and there are other venues but we have invested a lot of money into the Loirston site. We still firmly believe it is the best option.”

Posted on 26/11/2013