Cost of new Aberdeen stadium has ballooned to exorbitant price, admits Dave Cormack

ABERDEEN chairman Dave Cormack has revealed the Dons’ new stadium will cost up to £75million, around £30million more than previous estimates.

The Premiership side hope to move from Pittodrie to a new state-of-the-art ground by 2025.

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Speaking to the Aberdeen YouTube channel in an interview with journalist Graham Hunter, Cormack revealed how the cost of the project had fallen from £45m five years ago due to inflation and the increased material costs.

He said: “Two things are keeping me up at night – the performance and how we are solving this problem.

“The cost for us to build a quality stadium where we can increase our income, our turnover – because we have better facilities, because we are landlocked in Pittodrie – is going to be between 70 and 75 million pounds. sterling.

“We can build a basic stadium for a lot less, but we’ve employed some of the best people who build new stadiums in terms of assessing what we should have and how much revenue we can make.

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“But if we want to build a quality stadium where we can increase our income by £3m or £4m a year because we have better facilities, that’s what it’s going to take.”

Aberdeen has obtained planning permission to build a new stadium next to its training ground in Kingsford, 10km from the city centre.

But the city council recently proposed plans to include the club in a communal facility next to the beach ballroom.

This is less than 1,000 yards from their current home in Pittodrie.

Cormack said: “We have to look at the cost of the land we get in Pittodrie.

“The grants are also going to be important for us. We’ve always said we want this to be a net zero stadium.”

Cormack, meanwhile, claimed Aberdeen had ANOTHER manager lined up before appointing Stephen Glass.

The Aberdeen chief brought in Glass from Atlanta United as a successor to Derek McInnes last season.

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“As for the other applicants, the reason we sped up the process is that we were in for a final interview with a top candidate for the job.

“Literally, as we were on the Zoom call for the interview, he stopped and said, ‘Listen, I’ve just accepted a role at another club in England’.

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