Dons bosses will discover in just over a week if objectors have mounted a legal challenge to their new £50 million stadium.
Aberdeen City Council granted planning permission for the 20,000-capacity stadium and training hub on greenbelt land at Kingsford this year, and opponents have until July 22 to petition for a judicial review, which would challenge aspects of the proposal in court.
Work began on clearing the site last week before construction of the facilities included in phase one of the project commences.
Campaign group No Kingsford Stadium (NKS) said the club must overcome more hurdles before getting the green light to start phase two – the stadium.
An NKS spokesman said: “According to the city planners, all conditions have been met for phase one.
“In regard to phase two – no, they have not. Some of these phase two conditions will be Aberdeenshire Council’s to approve. That includes measures to control parking around the stadium on match days and to ensure people can cross the A944 safely before and after games.
“There are also major conditions to meet in regard to road widening and layouts,” said the spokesman, who added the group is in the final stages of preparing the judicial review.
Aberdeen FC officials said they are focusing on phase one of the development (which includes training facilities and a community hub) and would address phase two in the future.
Project director Raymond Edgar said: “When appropriate, we will turn our attention to working through the conditions for phase two – the stadium – with both local authorities.
“There is nothing unusual or untoward at this stage in a major project, especially one which we are delivering in two phases.”