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Hearing into new Aberdeen Football Club stadium plans

Impression of new stadium
Image caption Aberdeen's new stadium would be capable of holding about 21,000 people

A hearing into Aberdeen Football Club's ambitious plans for a new stadium on the edge of the city is being held.

The Dons hope to build the stadium, capable of holding about 21,000 people, at a cost of up to £40m, at Loirston Loch in the south of the city.

The city council pre-determination hearing is expected to hear objections against the plans.

No decision will be made at the meeting. Scottish ministers will have the final say.

AFC is seeking permission for the "iconic" stadium which would include a gym, a club shop, museum and cafe.

The plan is for the whole facility to be lit at night by a red glow.

Duncan Fraser, AFC chief executive, previously said: "The exciting design will create a modern, atmospheric stadium that offers the ultimate match-day experience."

Mr Fraser said the move highlighted the "clear ambitions of the club".

The application follows a public consultation.

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