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Aberdeen FC considering alternative stadium sites

Image: AFC is seeking a new site after the Calder Park plans were voted down by the council

Aberdeen Football Club (AFC) has said it has received several expressions of interest in providing a site for a new stadium.

The club was forced to restart its search for a new home after plans to build a 21,000-seater ground at Calder Park in the south of the city collapsed last month.

Aberdeen City Council voted against the stadium proposals despite having previously given the stadium its backing. The plans had already received approval from the central government in March 2011.

In a statement, AFC chair George Yule said: "Following on from Aberdeen City Council's decision to reject the Calder Park application, I can confirm the club is now in the process of identifying various other options and has recently held initial discussions with a number of interested parties in this regard.

"Although we've received several expressions of interest for potential/alternative stadium sites, we are still at a very early stage of carrying out a full review of these options.

"There is a considerable amount of preliminary diligence to be undertaken before we decide on the best-suited outcome for AFC. We will take whatever time is required to complete this review in the very best interests of AFC and its supporters."

Image: AFC is seeking a new site after the Calder Park plans were voted down by the council Aberdeen Football Club (AFC) has said it has received several expressions of interest in providing a site for a new stadium. The club was forced to restart its search for a new home after plans to build a 21,000-seater ground at Calder Park in the south of the city collapsed last month.
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