York’s community stadium, designed to host York City FC and York City Knights RFLC, in addition to providing a cinema complex, leisure facilities, an NHS hub and library, is set to begin construction this October.
The indicative timeline will be considered at a special meeting of the Executive on Thursday 27 July, where members will be presented with an update on the progress of this long-awaited project.
It’s anticipated that the stadium, leisure facilities and the community hub will all open in 2019.
Cllr. David Carr, Leader of the City of York Council said:
“I’m delighted that, with our valued partners in this project, we’re now able to take the next step forward and look to begin actual construction of the stadium within the next few months.
“As everyone in York will know, this project has been beset with problems from its inception 10 years ago. Since our Conservative-led administration took office in 2015 we have worked hard to progress the stadium in light of contractor changes, a failed legal challenge, and a myriad of other issues . Barring any further adverse developments, which we do not expect, we now finally have a definitive idea of how long it will take to complete the build and when the facility will open to the public.
“We will continue to work with the clubs, developer and the organisations involved to make this a successful and economically sustainable asset for York.”