Former Aberdeen manager Sir Alex Ferguson will be the guest of honour at the opening of the club’s new community sports hub and football training facilities on 31 October 2019.
Ferguson, who guided the Dons to Cup Winners’ Cup glory in 1983, has accepted an invitation to open the club’s new training ground next month.
Cormack Park was recently named in honour of vice-chairman Dave Cormack’s contribution to the project. The park is home to the Bobby Clark Football Academy and the AFC Community Trust and features a training pavilion, groundsmen’s accommodation, three professional training pitches, two floodlit 3G pitches and two grass pitches.
There is also outdoor and indoor space for a variety of community-based sporting and recreational activities.
Football legend Ferguson, who also led Manchester United to unprecedented success as manager before retiring in 2013, said: “I am very much looking forward to returning to Aberdeen for this important occasion.
“This will be the first time in its history the club has had its own dedicated training facilities. I would love to have had this at my disposal during my time with Aberdeen!
“The contribution made by Dave Cormack and his family to the project should not be underestimated and I am delighted to see the facility being named in their honour.
“It is also a fitting tribute to see Bobby Clark’s name being added to the AFC Youth Academy. I was fortunate to work closely with him when he was running the youth set up at Pittodrie with Lenny Taylor and this is a most deserving honour.
“I know there are also some exciting plans in development to work with fans to recognise the club’s heritage, history and legendary players as the club embarks on the stadium build.”