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York City have yet another set-back on when they move into new stadium

York City appear to have suffered yet another a set-back on when they move into their new stadium.

The Minstermen had planned to leave their current home and move into the 8,005 all seater capacity Community Stadium that is currently under construction at the minute.

Below is what it currently looks like…

Last season, the National League North club said they will be starting the 2019/20 season at Bootham Crescent instead as their new ground won’t be ready in time and now that has been extended to autumn 2019 with the shops and commercial units in the complex not until December 2019.

Below is their current home, the much loved Bootham Crescent…

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The council report says: “The commercial development has made a number of changes to the layout of the building for secured tenants. This has resulted in a four month delay to the handover and opening of the commercial site.

“Completion and opening is now expected in autumn 2019. Cost of delay is subject to ongoing dispute. Full extent of the delay is still to be confirmed.”

York Central MP Rachael Maskell said, as quoted by York Press: “This project means so much to York’s football and rugby fans and community at large and this news is very disappointing.

“The continued delays must also be very difficult for community organisations and businesses waiting to move into the stadium who will now face more uncertainty about when they can start trading.

“There is very little information about the nature of the changes that lead to the most recent delays or the cost dispute. What we do know though is that the Lib Dem council are struggling to get a grip on this showcase project.

“We also need council leaders to commit to dramatically increase transparency and public over-sight of all our major projects and to ensure they are robustly acting in the interests of York people in all negotiations with third parties”

A spokesman from York City’s board of directors added: “We are seeking clarity from City of York Council on the timescales for completion of the stadium.

“If the project is delayed further it will, inevitably, provide challenges for the club’s board of directors, supporters, and the footballing authorities.”

The council’s director for corporate services, Ian Floyd, said: “Over the past few months, significant progress has been made across the site, with the stadium pitch construction complete and the grass starting to grow.

“In addition, the seats are now installed in three of the stands, the three pools are nearing completion, the cinema is developing well, 3G pitches complete and the commercial units are taking shape.

“Although there is some delay on what is a very complex site, the incredible mix of community, sport and leisure facilities, once complete, will provide a site of real significance for our residents; a site the city and our teams can be proud of.”

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