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Dundee stadium plan details revealed

Dundee stadium plan details revealed

More details have been made public of a plan to build a new 15,000-capacity football stadium in Dundee. 

Dundee Football Club wants to leave its current Dens Park home and move to a new site at Camperdown, next to the Dundee Ice Arena.

Some details were revealed last month, but more have now been outlined, including plans to construct new homes, shops, hotels and commercial space around the stadium.

The housing would consist of up to 140 homes and 70 apartments on a plot just north of the stadium and adjacent to the Ice Arena. The arena itself would also be impacted, with plans to extend the facility to provide a new curling rink.

In addition, a new link road would be built to link the stadium with the A90, which runs across the north of the city. The plans envisage parking for up to 1,000 cars.

Local opinion has been divided on the plans, with some preferring that the club stay at Dens Park and others seeing the financial benefits of a stadium that helps generate revenue, instead of sucking in cash for maintenance as Dens Park does.

At present, Dundee's two clubs are the closest neighbours in British football, with Dundee United's Tannadice Park being the kick of a ball away along Tannadice Street. 

In seeking to move to a new stadium on the edge of town, Dundee is emulating Aberdeen, who want to move from Pittodrie before new UEFA regulations about ground facilities prevent the ageing venue from hosting the club's European home games.

They facing opposition from some residents living near the proposed site of a new stadium and academy at Kingsford on the western outskirts of the city, but the club and local supporter groups have been running a campaign of their own in favour of the plans.

Aberdeen turned to the site after a previous attempt to acquire a site at Loirston foundered due to the difficulty in completing the purchase of part of the land.

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