POIGNANT OC­CA­SION AS THE CHAIR­MAN OF BOARD RE­ALISES 20-YEAR VI­SION

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - SPORT -

On Thurs­day I hosted the of­fi­cial open­ing of Cor­mack Park and had the op­por­tu­nity to get a first look around the Dons’ new train­ing cen­tre at Kings­ford.

The com­plex is su­perb and should be a mas­sive help to Derek McInnes, his staff and squad. The man­ager is un­der­stand­ably de­lighted that af­ter sixand-a-half years in the job, he fi­nally has a ded­i­cated fa­cil­ity to work out of and the play­ers will love it. Dave Cor­mack de­serves much praise for his fi­nan­cial in­put, as do many others who have played their part down the years, but

Ste­wart Milne most credit has to go to Ste­wart Milne. Since be­com­ing chair­man two decades ago, he has been de­ter­mined to get this done and see­ing phase one fi­nally in place was, I know, an emo­tional mo­ment for him.

Build­ing the sta­dium will still be a ma­jor strug­gle, par­tic­u­larly rais­ing the near-£50 mil­lion re­quired. But for now, Ste­wart should take great pride in what he has achieved.

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