YORK City Knights have been given some great news as the new community stadium plans have been signed off on and it means the build can now fully go ahead.
It means that work can start on the Monks Cross site, and the Community Stadium Leisure Complex will comprise of an 8,000 all-seat community sports stadium to host professional football and rugby league games. 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.
As well as the stadium itself, there is a commercial development on the stadium site which will feature a cinema complex, including an IMAX screen, five restaurants and up to three retail units.
On the announcement councillor David Carr, Leader of City of York Council said: “This is a huge step forward. I am delighted that this major project is at last moving forward with construction workers on site before Christmas.
“We have always been committed to delivering the Community Stadium and accompanying facilities which, once complete, will be a great asset for the city and residents”
Knights Chairman Jon Flatman added: “York City Knights would like to thank all parties for their commitment to the project and the growth of Rugby League as a sport in the city. The stadium provides us with a step change opportunity to deliver top class events suitable for people of all ages. We welcome the opportunity to continue to work in partnership to make the community of York proud of our sport and our club.”