Aberdeen Football Club are giving you the opportunity to name the pitches at our new £12million state-of-the-art Community Hub, Professional Training Campus and Youth Academy.
This opportunity follows on from the announcement that the training facilities will be named Cormack Park, in recognition of vice chairman Dave Cormack.
As we enter an exciting new era it remains crucial that we retain as much of the heritage that has been built up throughout our 116-year existence. Plans for Phase 2 of the project already include a Memorial Garden, with plans to include the famous granite façade from the Merkland Road at Pittodrie. There will be many opportunities to ensure the ‘Pittodrie-fication’ of the new stadium and supporters will be fully engaged as the club embarks on a comprehensive consultation process with a view to ensuring the stadium delivers for all.
In the meantime, the naming of the six training pitches on site, including the main professional pitch which will be used by Derek McInnes and his side for the first time later this year, provides the first opportunity for supporters to make their mark on the new development.
To inspire players for many years into the future, the pitches will be named after some of the greatest players to have ever worn the famous red shirt, serving as a daily reminder of what it means to represent Aberdeen.
So now it’s over to you, The Red Army, to select six players, each of whom will be recognised at the official opening ceremony. Hundreds of players have played their part at Pittodrie over the years with distinction but with only six pitches available we have narrowed the list down to players who have been inducted into the AFC Hall of Fame.
As it stands there are 26 AFC greats in the Hall of Fame who have all played for The Dons at some point throughout their time with the club, although some are more known for the influence that they had off the field.
One of those players, Bobby Clark, has already been given the honour of having the Youth Academy part of the Campus named after him in recognition of his service on and off-the pitch. This leaves 25 players to choose from!
Make your mark, place your vote online now. Please note, all votes must be placed by midnight on Sunday 1st September 2019.