YORK CITY: NEW STADIUM PLANS APPROVED BY COUNCIL

Plans for a new 8,000-capacity community stadium in York have been approved by the city’s council.

The planning committee backed the £37 million project, which will become a permanent home for both football’s York City and rugby league’s York City Knights.

Based in Monks Cross, construction work on the development – which is set to include a leisure centre, 12-screen cinema, shops, restaurants and teaching facilities – is expected to begin in June. 

The option to refurbish Bootham Crescent was deemed to be not financially viable, with the move hoping to be completed in time for the 2016/17 domestic football season.

Sophie McGill, York City’s communications and community director, said: “We are absolutely delighted by the news – this has been going on since 2004 and it now gives us every opportunity to prosper in the future.”

Posted on 27/03/2015