Aberdeen FC chairman Stewart Milne has criticised the local council for a decision that has scuppered the club’s move to a new 21,000-seater arena.
Members of Aberdeen City Council voted 24-19 against plans to develop Calder Park, which the north east team and Highland League side Cove Rangers had hoped to share for training facilities.
Councillors instead voted to engage in further negotiations with Cove Rangers and taking control of land previously leased to the club.
Mr Milne said the decision has "effectively killed off" Aberdeen’s new £38m stadium at Loirston Loch from going ahead.
He said: "Disappointment and frustration do not come close to how my colleagues and I are feeling right now. As was made crystal clear, the Calder Park development has been designed as part of the master planning exercise to be completely integral with the new AFC stadium at Loirston and this decision has effectively also killed off that development.
"What makes the turn of events even more galling is that the potential alternative use of Calder Park proposed by the current administration has already been confirmed as a non-starter by both the Scottish Football Association and sportscotland and any sensible minded person must surely question what exactly the motivation behind this decision is. We also note that the Tories and Independents voted with Labour which confirms our earlier concerns about cross party whip being invoked.
"Without wishing to scaremonger in any way, the implications of this completely illogical verdict could have major implications for both AFC and indeed Cove Rangers and right now, the board require some time to discuss both the consequences of the judgement and what our next move is likely to be."
Plans for the new stadium for Aberdeen Football Club had been approved by Aberdeen City Council and the Scottish Government last year.
They announced in May that they would be delaying their move to the new stadium by 12 months to the start of the 2014-15 season.