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Dundee continues pursuit of new stadium

John Nelms, managing director of Scottish Premiership football club Dundee, has said that the team is still working towards a move to a new stadium.

Dundee currently plays its home games at the 11,500-capacity Dens Park, but the club is planning to submit an application to the local council to construct a new stadium on land in the Camperdown Park area of the city.

Nelms, who, along with fellow American owner Tim Keyes, recently purchased 29 acres of land at the site, said that a new stadium is important for the club, adding that investment into its current home has not helped enhance the venue.

“The biggest issue we have is the stadium itself, Nelms said on the club’s website. “We’ve put over £200,000 (€233,200/$245,900) into the ground and that’s not enhancing the ground – that’s just keeping it going.

“We assume that those issues are going to get worse and worse as time goes on.

“We are trying to put on a 21st century entertainment product in a 19th century building and it’s not new news that Tim and I have bought 29 acres near the ice rink in Camperdown Park. We will be putting in a land use application shortly that we hope really enhances Dundee Football Club.”

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