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From today's printed Courier:

Managing director John Nelms has confessed Dundee's move to a new stadium is being held up by money.

The Dark Blues confirmed 16 months ago their intention to leave Dens Park and move to a purpose-built stadium and training facility, plus housing, retail units and a crematorium, close to the city's Camperdown Park. Hundreds of fans took part in a consultation when the proposals were publicly unveiled in September last year and a formal planning application was expected to be submitted to Dundee City Council last December. Concerns have been raised over access to the site but Dundee insist the switch is necessary due to the limitations and costs of staying at Dens Park. However, progress has been slow and Nelms has admitted delays in piecing together the funding for the project have led to frustrating hold-ups.

He said: "We've been working closely with Dundee City Council for a year and a half now, designing and going through the process. We have a private public partnership when it comes to the financing and that process takes a long, long, time. On the other side of it, the land use side, we are ready to go with that. That has been ready to go for quite a long time. But we still have to finalise the private public partnership, for the stadium alone, because that's the catalyst for everything we want to do there. There are some negative thoughts but mostly positive, and we'll get there."

Nelms said during the close season he was hopeful the stadium would be completed by 2020, but has admitted he has constantly had to revise his ambitions throughout the lengthy process. He added: "My timescale was six months ago to have the project in for review by the summer (of 2019). I'll keep pushing and hopefully have it in sooner than that."

 

This may well be taken from the interview in Harry's link above, I've not read/listened to that yet.

I don't think there's anything surprising in this, it's perhaps not a great time to attract external investment, and perhaps our league position wasn't helping in that respect, but if the GBP is to keep falling v USD, they might find this helps to encourage US-based investors. Nelms has said the plans are still progressing & not so far off his earlier target, if he is sure of getting what I assume is the detailed planning application "in for review by the summer".

Higher priority for us fans just now, though, is JM getting the team out of the bottom two places & heading for safety.....but a good look around Dens & you can see we could benefit a lot from getting this development moving soon. 🤞 

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25 minutes ago, WoodStein said:

From today's printed Courier:

Managing director John Nelms has confessed Dundee's move to a new stadium is being held up by money.

The Dark Blues confirmed 16 months ago their intention to leave Dens Park and move to a purpose-built stadium and training facility, plus housing, retail units and a crematorium, close to the city's Camperdown Park. Hundreds of fans took part in a consultation when the proposals were publicly unveiled in September last year and a formal planning application was expected to be submitted to Dundee City Council last December. Concerns have been raised over access to the site but Dundee insist the switch is necessary due to the limitations and costs of staying at Dens Park. However, progress has been slow and Nelms has admitted delays in piecing together the funding for the project have led to frustrating hold-ups.

He said: "We've been working closely with Dundee City Council for a year and a half now, designing and going through the process. We have a private public partnership when it comes to the financing and that process takes a long, long, time. On the other side of it, the land use side, we are ready to go with that. That has been ready to go for quite a long time. But we still have to finalise the private public partnership, for the stadium alone, because that's the catalyst for everything we want to do there. There are some negative thoughts but mostly positive, and we'll get there."

Nelms said during the close season he was hopeful the stadium would be completed by 2020, but has admitted he has constantly had to revise his ambitions throughout the lengthy process. He added: "My timescale was six months ago to have the project in for review by the summer (of 2019). I'll keep pushing and hopefully have it in sooner than that."

 

This may well be taken from the interview in Harry's link above, I've not read/listened to that yet.

I don't think there's anything surprising in this, it's perhaps not a great time to attract external investment, and perhaps our league position wasn't helping in that respect, but if the GBP is to keep falling v USD, they might find this helps to encourage US-based investors. Nelms has said the plans are still progressing & not so far off his earlier target, if he is sure of getting what I assume is the detailed planning application "in for review by the summer".

Higher priority for us fans just now, though, is JM getting the team out of the bottom two places & heading for safety.....but a good look around Dens & you can see we could benefit a lot from getting this development moving soon. 🤞 

Agree with your assumption, no-brainer really.

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1 hour ago, WoodStein said:

From today's printed Courier:

Managing director John Nelms has confessed Dundee's move to a new stadium is being held up by money.

The Dark Blues confirmed 16 months ago their intention to leave Dens Park and move to a purpose-built stadium and training facility, plus housing, retail units and a crematorium, close to the city's Camperdown Park. Hundreds of fans took part in a consultation when the proposals were publicly unveiled in September last year and a formal planning application was expected to be submitted to Dundee City Council last December. Concerns have been raised over access to the site but Dundee insist the switch is necessary due to the limitations and costs of staying at Dens Park. However, progress has been slow and Nelms has admitted delays in piecing together the funding for the project have led to frustrating hold-ups.

He said: "We've been working closely with Dundee City Council for a year and a half now, designing and going through the process. We have a private public partnership when it comes to the financing and that process takes a long, long, time. On the other side of it, the land use side, we are ready to go with that. That has been ready to go for quite a long time. But we still have to finalise the private public partnership, for the stadium alone, because that's the catalyst for everything we want to do there. There are some negative thoughts but mostly positive, and we'll get there."

Nelms said during the close season he was hopeful the stadium would be completed by 2020, but has admitted he has constantly had to revise his ambitions throughout the lengthy process. He added: "My timescale was six months ago to have the project in for review by the summer (of 2019). I'll keep pushing and hopefully have it in sooner than that."

 

This may well be taken from the interview in Harry's link above, I've not read/listened to that yet.

I don't think there's anything surprising in this, it's perhaps not a great time to attract external investment, and perhaps our league position wasn't helping in that respect, but if the GBP is to keep falling v USD, they might find this helps to encourage US-based investors. Nelms has said the plans are still progressing & not so far off his earlier target, if he is sure of getting what I assume is the detailed planning application "in for review by the summer".

Higher priority for us fans just now, though, is JM getting the team out of the bottom two places & heading for safety.....but a good look around Dens & you can see we could benefit a lot from getting this development moving soon. 🤞 

That's the same interview. That's basically it all for his talk about the stadium.

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seems to me that this is a complex deal and with lots of potential supporters to help deliver it.

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This excerpt from the latest statement from the club relates to the new stadium and how it will benefit Dundee FC financially. That is how I interpreted it anyway.

"The sole motivation of the owners is to offset the losses of the club against any gains made by Dark Blue Property Holdings"

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