Plans displaying how the new community stadium in York will look are set to be unveiled in November.

Proposals for the shopping complex which will fund the new stadium were approved last year and the City of York Council has produced a timeline for how the project to build the stadium is scheduled to move forward during 2013.

The 6,000-seater venue will provide a new home for York City Football Club and York City Knights, and will be based on the Huntington Stadium site at Monks Cross.

The Council revealed that final bids to design, build and operate the stadium will be received in August and a contract will be handed out in October. 

The full planning application will then be submitted the following month.

Building work on the community stadium was originally penciled in to start towards the end of this year, 2013, to be finished by November 2014, or the following March. 

But construction will now not get underway until June 2014, meaning the venue will be open for the start of the 2015/16 sporting season.




Posted on 16/01/2013