Fans of Aberdeen Football Club can now e-mail or phone orders for vegetarian food to enjoy during a match at the team's home ground.

Ian Riddoch, the team's sales and marketing manager, said: "Modern day football fans have far more discerning tastes than previously. The days of pies and Bovril being the only fans' food are long gone.

"We want to ensure that everyone can have the type of snack they wish when they come to Pittodrie

"The new service we're introducing, a first for British football as far as I'm aware, allows fans to phone or e-mail in their order for a vegetarian snack, pay for it over the phone and arrange collection from the kiosk of their choice within the stadium."