Dons boss Derek McInnes today called for the Red Army to turn Pittodrie into a Euro party zone.
Aberdeen entertain Luxembourg part-timers Fola Esch tomorrow in the first leg of their Europa League first round qualifier.
McInnes admitted he’s hoping for a bumper turn-out as his Dons take the first step in what will be a long quest to reach the group stages.
He believes their chances will be greater if the Aberdeen fans can match the “passion” shown by supporters at the Euro 2016 finals in France.
Iceland and Wales have received some amazing backing in their march through to the last eight at the Euros.
McInnes hopes the Red Army can match them when they take on Fola Esch.
He said: “The fans turning out in big numbers and being vocal with their support would help.
“We’ve seen how beneficial it can be at the European Championships over in France.
“The teams that have managed to beat the odds, like Iceland, have been backed by supporters who have shown unbelievable passion at times.
“They have inspired their teams to overcome huge hurdles and achieve big results.
“I would like to see something like that happening right through our Europa League campaign.
“We are hoping tomorrow’s match will be the first step in another exciting European adventure.
“I know our fans really look forward to seeing us playing in these sort of games. Some might be thinking about missing tomorrow’s one and choosing to go to the next one instead.
“But we need them now.
“If we don’t get the backing we need to inspire the sort of performance it will take to beat Fola Esch, there might not be a next one.
“We don’t have the luxury of looking towards the next round in any competition.
“All of us must stay focused on the here and now.”