Aberdeen FC delay Pittodrie Stadium bid submission deadline

December 16, 2011

Aberdeen Football Club has extended their deadline for Pittodrie Stadium bids.

The closing date of 15th December has now been shelved and they will listen to submissions through until the New Year.

The news is the latest setback in the club’s establishment of a new home.

The Dons’ acquisition of a new stadium is contingent on the sale of the 107-year-old Pittodrie site which they put on the market back in October.

The club believe that this will secure the £38M required to build their 21,000 new home, and Aberdeen FC has already been granted planning permission for 350 homes on the 13.7 acre site.

The location the football club has identified for their new home is in the south of the City at Loirston Loch and they hope that they will be able to unveil the new stadium at the beginning of the 2013/14 season in conjunction with their chosen contractor Barr Construction.

However, residents have expressed concern over the environmental implications of such a move.