Plans have now officially been lodged for the new Aberdeen FC stadium, training ground and community facilities.
The Dons have lodged an application with Aberdeen City Council to build the facilities at Kingsford, close to the Aberdeen bypass, near Westhill, which is worth more than £40 million.
According to the Dons, 400 construction posts would be created if the plans are given the green light.
In addition to that, a further 240 new jobs would be created on and off the site, equating to 30 additional jobs at local level.
The plan is to complete the training facility first, so that the Dons first team squad can start using it in 2018.
The 20,000-capacity stadium – which has taken inspiration from Bristol City’s Ashton Gate Stadium for its design – is expected to be completed by the start of the 2020-21 season.
George Yule, executive vice chairman of Aberdeen Football Club, said: “Our vision is to deliver essential community and training facilities and a new stadium, which will collectively support the ambitions of the community trust, club and fans.
“This will create a focal point for footballing excellence and public participation in sport.”
The Dons have said temporary traffic lights will be installed on the A944 Aberdeen to Westhill road in an effort to try and ease congestion on match days.
Removable bollards will be placed in the central reservation on the busy route at Kingsford.
A statement, sent to council planners on behalf of the club, says: “On match days the bollards in the central reserve will be removed to allow right turn movements.
“Police Scotland will control movements at the junction at peak times before and after matches.
“A right turn lane is proposed in the central reserve to accommodate right turning vehicles on match days.”
Meanwhile, the stadium will be able to take 60 away coaches and 32 home buses.
Shuttle busses will also run on match days, with access located at the east end of the site, closest to the AWPR, Kingswells Park and Ride and the city centre.
A spokesman for No Kingsford Stadium, the group opposing plans for the new stadium and training facility, said: “There are a number of major concerns about this planning application.
“Were the stadium to be approved, it would fundamentally change the nature and perception of Westhill, Kingswells and the surrounding areas.
“The proposed site is on green belt land, which according to the Aberdeen Local Development Plan agreed by councillors in December 2016, is not designated for development.”