Aberdeen have unveiled plans for a new £38million super stadium that will glow red in the dark.
Following widespread public consultation and engagement with the fans, Aberdeen Football Club has lodged a planning application for its new stadium at Loriston Loch.
The state of the art 21,000 sports stadium, designed by The Miller Partnership, will provide an iconic landmark to the southern gateway of the city. The stadium is orientated east to west with the main stand located to the south with an ideal vantage point over the loch.
The UEFA category 3 development will feature hospitality suites, facilities for the players, supporters, the wider community as well as housing club offices, car and coach parking and a club museum.
Duncan Fraser, chief executive officer of AFC said: "After much hard work and consultation, we are delighted to submit a planning application for a stadium that will inspire our fans and the wider community and be a major new attraction for Aberdeen City and Shire.
"Loirston Loch was identified as the optimum site for this major regional facility and our goal is to deliver a stadium that will make our supporters proud.
"The exciting design will create a modern, atmospheric stadium that offers the ultimate match-day experience and signifies the clear ambitions of the club."
One of the major new advantages will be the increased pitch dimensions which will allow the club to attract major national sporting events and concerts.
The pitch will also be fully enclosed on all sides and the continuous bowl and roof design will help to contain the match day atmosphere, enhancing the experience for both fans and players.
The horizontal bands of colour will also ensure the stadium is recognisable from many view points while a clear roof edge will allow for natural light to flood the seating deck and the whole facility will be lit by a red glow at night.
The all-seater arena will have three public stands and a main stand which contains the hospitality seating, with the first 11 seating rows circling the whole pitch.
The stands are located close to the pitch and steeply elevated to add to the stadium atmosphere and viewing perspective.
The arena will accommodate a variety of match day hospitality facilities including 26 high level hospitality boxes, hospitality suites and a supporter's bar over-looking the fans walkway.
A club shop, ticket office, museum and cafe will be incorporated within the entrance corner and these will be open on both match and non-match days.
The players will be provided with excellent new facilities which will be used on match days and on non-match days for training purposes.
The proposals also incorporate accommodation for potential community use or future development.