Aberdeen Football Club has released eye-opening digital footage of how its proposed new stadium is planned to look, as part of a campaign to rally support for the development.
The Dons launched an initiative aimed at demonstrating the widespread backing its plans to create the new ground along with training facilities, community pitches and a club museum have received.
The campaign was kicked off at Pittodrie this afternoon, with manager Derek McInnes, chairman Stewart Milne and vice-chairman George Yule outlining how fans can back the club’s relocation.
The animated two minute clip features a bird’s eye view of the massive stadium, swooping around the various features it is envisaged to encompass.
The film details where a memorial garden would be based, the location of a proposed heritage centre documenting the Dons storied past and where an attached supporters bar could be built.
Club bosses say the campaign, entitled Project Aurora, is designed to “win the hearts and minds” of people across the city.
Under the drive, residents will be asked to display banners showing their support for the move, contact elected representatives with positive messages about it and to bombard social media with encouraging posts.
Vice-chairman, George Yule, wants the city to be “painted red” with the same sense of enthusiasm that has preceded recent cup final ties.
The movement has already secured the support of Sir Alex Ferguson, who led the club to some of the greatest heights in its 114-year history.
He said: “I’m whole-heartedly behind the plans and encourage fans to get behind the campaign too.”