Company created to deliver Puts stadium

Aberdeen FC to create a new company to deliver the controversial Kingsford stadium project.

The wholly-owned subsidiary, to be led by Dons executive vice chairman George Yule, was announced to shareholders at the club’s annual general meeting of shareholders Monday.

The former chief executive Dave Cormack was voted unanimously by the Pittodrie board.

A fresh query in the stadium of the plans closed last week and a public hearing to be held in January.

Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne said that the meeting it is expected that the stadium will be operating in the 2021-22 season.

The club has commissioned an economic analysis that suggests the £50m stadium and training ground could create more than 400 jobs and bring millions of pounds into the local economy.

But the plan is opposed by the Non Kingsford Stadium group claiming the benefits have been exaggerated and that the site is not suitable for such a development.