SFA & SPFL back Dundee stadium plans

Dundee's plans to leave Dens Park and build a new stadium have received the backing of Scottish football authorities.

Planning permission has also been submitted to the city council for the Camperdown Stadium Development project, which is hoped to be completed by next year.

Both the Scottish FA and the SPFL have given their support to the proposal, with the 12,500-seater ground planned to host music and entertainment events in addition to being the football club's new home.

Ian Maxwell, Scottish FA Chief Executive, said: “Dens Park has been an iconic Scottish football stadium for more than 100 years and while fans of all generations will cherish their favourite memories inside the stadium, we understand the club’s wish to future-proof their home and improve the matchday experience for supporters for the next 100 years.

“The Scottish FA is supportive of plans that will improve club infrastructure, the supporter experience and the image of the national game.”

SPFL Chief Executive, Neil Doncaster, added: “Any club that seeks to invest in improving infrastructure to this scale deserves enormous credit. This project is ambitious and one that has been worked on for some time by the owners.

“The SPFL supports efforts to enhance the Scottish football experience for the hundreds of thousands of fans who attend matches on a weekly basis.”