Stadium bill rises by £1m
Aberdeen FC boosts budget for pitches at proposed Kingsford site
Aberdeen FC bosses have confirmed they are setting aside an extra million pounds to complete their training facilities at the new Kingsford Stadium.
Club chairman Stewart Milne said the budget for the pitches and academy had been increased from around £10.5 million to £11.5m with extra investment for new pitches designed to rival those of the English Premier League.
Money has also been set aside for the impending legal challenge on the development – although the club did not reveal how much.
He said: “We’re making further investment to ensure we deliver the best possible facilities with the highest design and technical specifications.
“This includes additional grass pitches for the community, an upgraded spec for the 3G pitches, complete with irrigation, and comparable with the new National Training Centre in Edinburgh, and a hybrid surface with undersoil heating on one of the professional pitches, equivalent to what is being installed by the top clubs in England.” A man has been arrested after two women were stabbed outside a hotel in Edinburgh.
The incident happened by the Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel in the Grassmarket in the early hours of yesterday.
A man who came to the women’s aid was also stabbed.
Police Scotland said a 38-year-old man has been arrested in connection with two attempted murders and a serious assault.
He is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Friday.
The women, aged 58 and 60, and the 37-yearold man received treatment at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh following the attack, which took place at around 3.35am.