Dundee FC major stadium expansion plans


Dundee Football Club has released a new design concept for its major Camperdown Stadium development plans.  

Credit: Holmes Miller Architects.

The scheme includes a new standing area in the Home end, installation of LED screens, and tiered hospitality for fans including a 250-capacity “brew hall” for drinks. 

The Main Stand entrance will have a chevron design in homage to Dens Park, the club’s home since 1899, originally created by architect Archibald Leitch.  

And in addition to increasing spectator capacity to more than 12,500, the new stadium will also host other major entertainment events including music concerts.  

A 1,000-plus capacity multi-use event space is planned, as well as a 120-room hotel with health and wellbeing facilities, a new residential housing development, and other commercial and multi-use facilities.  

A new cycle hub, bus terminus, and EV charge points will also be constructed.  

Tim Keyes and John Nelms, owners of the club and Dark Blue Property Holdings, are leading the project team. 

Holmes Miller Architects have been appointed to work on the stadium design, in collaboration with Dundee-headquartered LJRH Architects. 

A Planning Permission in Principle application (PPiP) will be lodged imminently, with consultation with stakeholders to follow.  

Managing director Nelms said: “The project team have been working with an extensive planning and consultancy team to ensure we have a robust business case and project evaluation prepared for the local council as part of the Planning Permission in Principle process. 

“We want to make Dundee Football Club and the stadium campus project a key part of the city’s regeneration and we have been encouraged by comments from the council that they are committed to helping remove barriers and working with developers to accelerate projects that will help the regeneration. 

“We look forward to working in partnership with the council throughout this process and want to give Dundee fans a stadium befitting our future ambitions, one that is viable seven days a week through various entertainment and event offerings – in addition to cheering on the Dark Blues.” 

Adding: “It is our commitment to a bright and sustainable future for our club and the city and we are excited to share a glimpse of what that future will look like. We hope that as well as exciting fans, the visualisation of the new stadium shows we are determined to honour our history and heritage and make sure Dens Park, which has been our spiritual home for almost 125 years, can inspire the design of our new home and shape the club’s future.” 

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