The SFP has made an award to Aberdeen F.C. to assist them in upgrading their old analogue CCTV system at Pittodrie. The aging system was experiencing problems and was no longer compatible with the club’s new IT-based system. The project had a focus on making improvements and upgrading areas of Pittodrie Stadium that are essential to the matchday experience and a modern day football stadium. These improvements embrace Scottish FA and UEFA Licensing requirements and will help improve the safety and security of all supporters and staff attending matches at Pittodrie.
“Thanks to the Scottish Football Partnership and the great work and support that they provide, Aberdeen F.C. has recently managed to complete an essential upgrade to our CCTV and security systems at Pittodrie Stadium. Aberdeen F.C. has a responsibility to provide a safe and secure stadium for all supporters attending on matchdays and although our stadium may be aging and facilities challenging at times we still need to move forward with technology and update our systems to provide the best possible matchday experience for all. Time and consideration has also been taken with the planning and upgrade of this system and with a new stadium expected in the next few years we have ensured that all systems and upgrades are future proofed and can be moved from Pittodrie to any new location as necessary. The Scottish Football Partnership has a great passion for football and a wide remit to support Scottish football clubs and organisations across all levels of the game by providing grant funding for a diverse range of projects, programmes and infrastructure improvements, Aberdeen F.C. are grateful for their continued support and assistance with the projects that have benefitted our supporters.” Paul Hendry, Stadium Manager