Kingsford Announcement: Reaction

Dons Supporters Together has welcomed Aberdeen City Council’s decision to approve the application for the new stadium and training facility at Kingsford.

As our research – polls and surveys at various points throughout the consultation and application process – has indicated that over 75% of supporters back the move, we have been prominent in their support of the complex.

The application was met with considerable opposition and challenge, and we reiterate that the continued input of the fans is vital to making the Aurora project a success.

DST spokesman, Gordon Duncan, said: “From a football and community perspective the case for a new facility was undeniable but the Aberdeen support is the group to whom the stadium means the most and they will determine whether it is a success or not.

“We believe that fans are the moral owners of the football club and they should have the most considerable influence in the design and features of the stadium.”

Fans have shown an appetite for a safe standing section in the new stadium, as well as a ‘fan zone’ area to provide pre and post-match entertainment.

“This is an incredible opportunity for the Club to create a special matchday experience blending the modern and traditional. Should the Club want the fans to show up in numbers, pay their money and support their team then this has to be a stadium for them. With this blank slate, AFC has a unique chance to create that.”

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