Dundee United F.C.

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Dundee United F.C.
East Stand Tannadice.jpg
Full nameDundee United Football Club
Nickname(s)The Terrors
The Arabs
Founded1909
GroundTannadice Park, Dundee
Ground Capacity14,209
ChairmanMark Ogren
ManagerRobbie Neilson
LeagueScottish Championship
2018/19Scottish Championship, 2nd

Dundee United Football Club is a professional football club from Dundee, Scotland. They currently play in the Scottish Championship. The manager is Micky Mellon. In the 2018-19 season, they finished 2nd in the Championship behind Ross County. The club failed to regain promotion to the Premiership after losing the Premiership play-off against St. Mirren 2-0 on penalties. Dundee United won the 1982-83 Scottish Premier Division, and the Scottish Cup in 1994 and 2010.

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  • 1909-1923 Dundee Hibernian FC
  • 1923-present Dundee United FC

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Dundee United's home ground throughout their history has been Tannadice Park, located on Tannadice Street in the Clepington area of the city. It is situated only 170 yards (160 m) away from Dens Park, home of rivals Dundee F.C.; the two stadia are the closest senior football grounds anywhere in the United Kingdom.[1]

The club have only ever played one home fixture at another venue. This was a League Cup tie against Rangers in March 1947, when despite snow rendering Tannadice unplayable, the match was able to go ahead across the road at Dens Park.

The age and proximity of their stadia has led to the possibility of both clubs moving to a new, purpose-built shared stadium being discussed on various occasions. The most recent and serious proposal for this was put forward as part of Scotland's bid to joint-host the 2008 European Football Championship,[2] with several clubs seeking to benefit from a new stadium[3] with planning permission given to a proposed site at Caird Park.[4] Special dispensation was requested to proceed with the proposal,[5] as rules at the time forbade SPL teams from groundsharing. Following Scotland's failed bid to host the tournament, the scheme was shelved for the time being,[6] although the plan was raised again in June 2008 following doubts about joint-host Ukraine's ability to stage Euro 2012 with the Scottish Football Association keen as alternative hosts.[7]

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  1. Phil Gordon (1 September 2002). "Smart adds spice to Duffy's return". The Independent (Online Edition). Archived from the original on 2007-10-22. Retrieved 2008-07-03. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. "Dundee clubs plan stadium share". BBC Sport website. June 29, 2001. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. "Deadline day for new stadia". BBC Sport website. July 31, 2001. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. "Dundee clubs get stadium boost". BBC Sport website. April 30, 2002. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. "Dundee rivals request groundshare". BBC Sport website. September 17, 2002. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. "Dundee rivals to rethink stadia plans". BBC Sport website. December 12, 2002. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  7. "North east trio unite on Euro bid". BBC Sport website. 2008-06-06. Retrieved 2008-06-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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