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[an error occurred while processing this directive] Friday, 29 June, 2001, 12:46 GMT 13:46 UK
Dundee clubs plan stadium share
Dundee plan to move away from Dens Park
Dundee plan to move away from Dens Park
Dundee and Dundee United have announced plans to move to a 30,000-seater stadium in the city.

The proposal emerged from a meeting between the clubs and the local enterprise company to discuss what role the city could play in Scotland's bid to host Euro 2008.

A statement issued by Scottish Enterprise Tayside said a case would be put forward to build a new stadium in Dundee to be shared by both clubs.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle have also thrown their hat into the ring.

The Caledonian Stadium holds just 5,600, including 2,200 seats, but a proposal to erect semi-permanent stands is being examined.

Prestigious tournament

A feasibility study commissioned by the Scottish Football Association has already indicated that this would be regarded as a viable option.

Club chairman David Sutherland said: "We know we need 30,000 seats but semi-permanent stands will be allowed, as in Belgium last year.

"We've set up a working party with the local enterprise company and other public bodies to explore the opportunities.

"First Minister Henry McLeish has been very positive about our chances and we see this as leading to a major events stadium for the Highlands."

On Thursday, Aberdeen announced their own plans to play a part in the Euro 2008 bid.

The club intends to build a 30,000-seater stadium in the city.

Scotland requires at least six stadia of 30,000-plus capacity in order to mount a bid for the prestigious tournament.

See also:

28 Jun 01 |  Scotland
Aberdeen plan new stadium
20 Jun 01 |  Scotland
SFA step up stadium search
30 May 01 |  Scotland
Scots set for Euro 2008 bid
22 May 01 |  Aberdeen
Dons could move for Euro bid
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