Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen

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Pittodrie is an all-seated football stadium situated in the Scottish city of Aberdeen. It was first used in 1899 and from 1903 has been the home of Aberdeen Football Club. Since then, it has been the location of a number of firsts in the field of stadium design, notably becoming one of the first all-seater stadia in the United Kingdom.It is now one of the largest football stadia in Scotland and has a seating capacity of ; only Celtic Park, Murrayfield, Hampden and Ibrox are larger. This makes Pittodrie the largest stadium in Scotland outside of the Central Belt. In addition to its main duty of hosting home matches for Aberdeen FC, it has been the venue for a number of Scottish international matches and occasional games of rugby union.HistoryPittodrie’s original tenants were the original Aberdeen club, a precursor to Aberdeen FC, which along with other local clubs Victoria United and Orion amalgamated on 18 April 1903. Having previously played their football at various venues within the city, a former dung hill for police horses was chosen by Aberdeen to be cleared and readied for football on 1 February 1899. The land was leased from Mr Knight Erskine of Pittodrie with an agreement to construct a terrace on what is now the site of the Richard Donald Stand. On 2 September 1899, the first game was played in the new home, known then as Pittodrie Park; a 7–1 win over Dumbarton. On 15 August 1903, 8000 spectators turned up to watch the new Aberdeen FC draw 1–1 against Stenhousemuir, the first game played at Pittodrie by its amalgamated tenants.
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  • August 20, 2017
    We have assisted to meet Aberdeen - Dundee in this quintessentially British Stadium. Is far from the current standards and the stadium looks run down from the outside but inside it there Queen a beautiful serene atmosphere. For about £ 20, shame not to attend a match in this Chamber for a football fan.
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  • July 10, 2017
    Que ed for about 20 minutes for tea and a pie only to find out Pies were finished so took Sausauge roll which was lukewarm at most.  more »
  • June 20, 2017
    My wife took me and the kids to her home team. Food was excellent love the steak pies mmm. Great noise and win for the Dons too. Very relaxed, stewards were very helpful. Club shop was open afterwards...  more »
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  • Went for MOT. I said them i need the car as soon as possible. They kept the car for 5h although i booked an appointment. They refused mot for following: 1 number plate light bulb (bought for 50 p), 1 headlight aim to low (takes 1min to adjust), handbrake efficiency to low by 1% (!!!), 1 headlight attachment broken - unsecure (glued in 15min). I tried to adjust handbrake cus it s quick thing (u dont even have to take the wheel of the car only 1 bolt on each wheel). But the wheel started to heat so I thought i will leave this thing to do for the garage maybe I m doing something wrong. The garage charged me £60 to fix handbrake and pass MOT (mot retest is free) and it took whole day for them to do it. And guess what the wheel started to heat :DD so they did the same job but it take whole day for them and 15min for me. And i had to unfasten it :D NEVER COMING BACK!!!
  • Love the place, full of so many memories for me. Unfortunately not many have been in the last 2/3 years but i'm sure that will all change very soon! I'd recommend a day out to see the Dons play their 'world class' football to anybody!

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