Aberdeen FC reveals ambition for proposed new stadium to be net zero

Proposed plans for the stadium released last year. (Credit: Aberdeen City Council).

ABERDEEN FC has signed up to the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework after revealing its ambitions for its proposed new stadium to be a ‘world class, net zero’ venue.

The club joins a growing list of organisations signing up to the commitment to reduce emissions by 50% by 2030 and achieving net zero by 2040.

Chairman, Dave Cormack, had previously hinted that the club’s planned new stadium could be net zero – revealing in December that it was an option being looked into. However, he has now confirmed the club’s ambition to build a net zero facility.

He said, “This will be no easy challenge as some of our biggest impacts on the environment relate to travel and our ageing stadium. Any new stadium will be integral to meeting our emissions reduction targets. It’s therefore our ambition to design and build a world-class, net-zero facility and adopting the UN’s framework will help us to achieve this.”

Earlier this year, Project Scotland spoke to Caroline Mills, of Populous, on the build of modern stadiums. The architect, who has been involved in the build of Tottenham’s new stadium, the Emirates Stadium and the revamped Wembley, said that building a net zero stadium would be ‘challenging, but possible’. To read the full article, click here.