FOOTBALL AUTHORITIES OUTLINE SUPPORT FOR DUNDEE STADIUM PROJECT AS PLANNING PERMISSION IS SUBMITTED TO COUNCIL
– Scottish FA and SPFL back Camperdown development plans as latest milestone reached –
The Scottish football authorities have given Dundee FC their support for the club’s new Camperdown Stadium Development project.
Both the Scottish FA and Scottish Professional Football League have welcomed the plan to relocate from Dens Park to a state-of-the-art stadium and campus at Camperdown Park.
Dark Blue Property Holdings Ltd have this week submitted Planning Permission in Principle documentation to Dundee City Council, a significant step towards making the exciting vision shared with fans at the end of last year a reality.
Ian Maxwell, Scottish FA Chief Executive: “Dens Park has been an iconic Scottish football stadium for more than 100 years and while fans of all generations will cherish their favourite memories inside the stadium, we understand the club’s wish to future-proof their home and improve the matchday experience for supporters for the next 100 years.
“The Scottish FA is supportive of plans that will improve club infrastructure, the supporter experience and the image of the national game.”
Neil Doncaster, SPFL Chief Executive, said: “Any club that seeks to invest in improving infrastructure to this scale deserves enormous credit. This project is ambitious and one that has been worked on for some time by the owners.
“The SPFL supports efforts to enhance the Scottish football experience for the hundreds of thousands of fans who attend matches on a weekly basis.”
The stadium will have a capacity in excess of 12,500 and is designed to host music concerts and other major entertainment events.
Plans also include a safe standing area in the home end, installation of state-of-the-art LED screens, and tiered hospitality offerings for all fans to enjoy as part of the experience, including a 250-capacity brew hall.
Dundee fans will also notice the subtle but significant nod to Dens Park, the club’s home since 1899. Incorporated within the distinctive main stand entrance is the iconic ‘chevron’ design, in homage to the unique dimensions of the Main Stand at Dens created by the legendary architect Archibald Leitch.
John Nelms, Managing Director of Dundee FC: “Today is a significant milestone in our stadium development plans. Thanks to the help of our expert planning team, architects and the wider group involved in the project, we have submitted an extensive document requesting Planning Permission in Principle.
“We look forward to sharing more details with supporters during this process and engaging with Dundee City Council to bring the vision to reality. We are grateful, too, to the Scottish FA and SPFL for their support.
“We have also been encouraged by our engagement so far with the local authority, who are on record as saying that they are supportive of developers who want to play a part in the regeneration of Dundee and that they will work to remove any barriers.”