Robinson keen for Scotland to play rugby in Aberdeen
‘Stadium must be able to host internationals’
SCOTLAND head coach Andy Robinson today said the issues preventing Aberdeen FC’s move to a new stadium must not stop rugby internationals coming to the Granite City.
Aberdeen City Council’s decision to block plans for Cove Rangers to redevelop Calder Park have also placed Aberdeen FC’s plans to move to Loirston Loch in doubt.
If the club is unable to find a new home they could be forced to redevelop Pittodrie with a capacity of just 12,000.
That would be too small to host major rugby internationals, such as the November 24 clash between Scotland and Tonga.
Robinson admitted he hopes a solution can be found to ensure the SRU can continue to take top matches north.
He said: “We enjoy coming here so it is important for us that the stadium is kept at a level so it is able to host international rugby.
“We look forward to coming to Aberdeen.”