Government ministers are considering whether to call in the planning application for Aberdeen FC’s new stadium at Kingsford.
Ministers are aiming to come to a decision on the controversial application within the next three weeks.
They will decide whether to call it in or clear it back to Aberdeen City Council.
Proposals have divided opinion, with the football club’s Aurora campaign coming up against opposition from anti-stadium group No Kingsford Stadium.
The Scottish Government was notified on February 2 and confirmed receipt on February 8.
Ministers usually have 28 days to come to a decision from the day of notification.
However, they can choose to extend the deadline if they wish.
A spokesman for Aberdeen City Council confirmed the Scottish Government was notified of the application.
A Scottish Government spokeswoman said: “This application was notified to Scottish Ministers on February 2.
“Ministers will consider the planning application and aim to respond within 28 days.”
Aberdeen Football Club are hoping to build a new £50 million facility on land at Kingsford, close to Westhill.
The plans include a 20,000-seater stadium as well as a community sports hub and training facilities.
Councillors voted 32 to nine in favour of the application last month.
In the wake of that meeting, chairman Stewart Milne hailed it the “most important decision” in the club’s history.
Manager Derek McInnes also called it a “watershed” moment for the club.
It was hoped the new training facilities could be in place for season 2019/20.
Opposition group No Kingsford Stadium responded to the decision by vowing to fight on.
The group said it is preparing to take the case to a judicial review.
A statement at the time of the decision said: “We have shown that the application is contrary to the development plan and our position is supported by the Strategic Planning authority, Aberdeenshire Council and the local community councils.”