York City new stadium given boost
York City have received a boost off the field as York Council announced that work to build York’s new community stadium should begin in October when contractors will move onto the site in Monks Cross.
The main construction phase is expected to take 16 months. A new commercial development on the stadium site will feature a Cineworldcinema complex, including an IMAX screen, five restaurants and up to three retail units.
There will also be new leisure facilities incorporating a swimming pool, gym, dance studio, indoor and outdoor climbing facilities and a sports hall with spectator seating.
The 8,000, all-seater stadium will be home to both York City FC and York City Knights Rugby League Club.
It will also enable the clubs to continue and enhance the success of their current community coaching and engagement programmes. The new stadium, leisure facilities and the community hub will all open in 2019 along with the new cinema and commercial units.