York City to begin stadium construction

Stockport County fans wanting to visit York City’s historic Bootham Crescent stadium may only have one more season to do so, as the club begins construction on a new 8,000 seater ground this year.

The main construction phase is likely to take between 12 and 16 months and will be home to both York City FC and Rugby League club, York City Knights.

The complex will also house an IMAX cinema, restaurants and retail units as more and more clubs opt for new-build grounds with attached income streams.

Chairman Jason McGill told the club’s website yesterday: “This is exciting news for York City supporters and the city’s sporting future. It is a highly significant announcement which will help safeguard the long-term future of York City Football Club.

“If things go according to plan, York City supporters will be watching their team at a new 8,000 capacity stadium by the start of the 2019/2020 season.”

With both County and York vying for promotion this term, Hatters supporters wanting to visit the old Bootham Crescent ground before it’s final farewell may want to attend the National League North away fixture on Saturday 9th September.

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