York City FC signs £2 million stadium deal
York City Football Club has signed a long-term tenancy worth £2 million with York £37 million Community Stadium.
Construction of the 8,000-seat stadium at Monks Cross is due to start in the spring is expected to be complete by summer 2016.
York Community Stadium will also be home to the York City Knights rugby league team and the city athletics club.
As well as the main stadium, the complex will include a swimming pool to replace Waterworld, a sports hall, gym and artificial football pitches.
The stadium will also house facilities for York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and York St John University.
York City Council has invested £8 million in the stadium, with the rest coming from grants and revenue from commercial developments.
York City FC chairman Jason McGill said: “Without the wonderful support for the FSIF since the dark days of 2003 and 2004, I am in no doubt that York City Football Club would have sunk into oblivion and would not be on the verge of occupying a fantastic new stadium in 2016,”
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