Aberdeen FC has got the ball rolling on plans to relocate its homeground to the outskirts of the city.
The Dons have submitted a proposal of application notice as it seeks to relocate from Pittodrie to a £40million stadium at Kingsford, between Westhill and Kingswells.
The club today announced its submission for the new community and sports campus, football academy and stadium on the border between Aberdeen city and shire.
The application has been sent to Aberdeen City Council, along with the Kingswells, Westhill and Elrick, Cults, Bieldside and Milltimber community councils.
The documents cement Aberdeen FC’s plans to submit a full planning application later in the year, following a 12-week consultation period.
Dons chief executive, Duncan Fraser, said: “Our proposal is to develop much-needed modern training facilities, community facilities and a 21st century stadium that provides an enhanced match-day experience.
“These will support the ambitions of the club and our fans, further the significant work already done within the community by Aberdeen FC Community Trust and deliver wider economic and social benefits to the city and region.
“Following initial discussions with the planning authority and other stakeholders, we are now beginning the formal planning process and look forward to sharing our proposals with all interested parties during the 12-week consultation.”