Aberdeen Football Club’s new training ground will be named after its vice-chairman.
The £12million centre at Kingsford, which will host community sports facilities too, will be called Cormack Park.
Lifelong fan Dave Cormack became a major shareholder in the club in 2017 and has since raised more than half the cost of building the facility, which will open at the end of October.
In 2018, he was appointed vice-chairman of the board of directors.
Mr Cormack is credited with growing club revenues through his experience in marketing and fundraising for the Kingsford development.
Last night club chairman Stewart Milne said: “Dave is passionate about the club and his input has helped propel AFC into a new and very exciting period as we look to complete the first phase at Kingsford in the coming months.
“I think it’s only right we recognise Dave’s efforts and thank him, Fiona and their family for the continued, invaluable support.
“I am sure others will agree that naming the facility Cormack Park is a fitting tribute to his contribution to the club.”
Cormack Park will be home to the Bobby Clark Football Academy and The AFC Community Trust, featuring a training pavilion, groundsman’s accommodation, three professional training pitches, two floodlit 3G pitches, two grass pitches and indoor and outdoor community space.
The project is phase one of the Kingsford development with phase two – a £45m 20,000-seater stadium – to follow.
Last night Mr Cormack said: “My family and I are honoured to be recognised in this way and to be part of such a huge milestone in Aberdeen FC’s history.
“Cormack Park will provide much needed purpose-built and best-in-class training facilities for AFC players and coaching staff. As well as helping attract and retain talent, it will serve as an excellent community engagement base from which to inspire future generations for years to come.
“It is an essential component for AFC’s future success, on and off the pitch.
“My thanks go to Tom Crotty, Roger Lee and my other investment partners for the contributions they have made to this project.”
Mr Milne also praised the “significant contributions” made to the project by Bert McIntosh, Willie Donald and Mike Loggie.