Vital Football

Latest York City News

Video: Minstermen hailing greatest triumph

Video: Minstermen hailing greatest triumph

York City FC stadium development director Ian McAndrew could barely conceal his delight after work finally commenced on the new Community Stadium this week.

Following repeated delays, ridiculous distractions and untold regular disappointments, the Minstermen are at last on the verge of completing probably their greatest-ever single off-the-field triumph with a new stadium due for opening at Monks Cross in the summer of 2019.

"It's been fourteen, fifteen years for some of us involved in it since it was first mentioned," a thrilled McAndrew told York's official YouTube channel. "A lot of people stated, day-in, day-out, is it ever going to happen?

"And to stand here today and say it's happening is just brilliant. For everybody. For the club and the fans and everybody. And for the city of York, because it is a really great stadium and a really great process.

"Going forward for the future, it's so exciting to be into a new stadium," he enthused. "And a stadium that's really quite unique in its style and design. But it's much more than that: it's the ability to create additional income with the facilities.

"The facilities at Bootham Crescent - bless it, it's been a wonderful place since 1932. But its facilities are completely outdated. And it's not just for the players, the changing rooms, but for the public - and the disability access will be fantastic in here. Families, the fan zone, there are so many exciting things about it.

"And the additional income generation from the conferencing facilities and all the other facilities in a modern stadium. It's just everything.

"Having a great stadium like this will be hugely important to us," McAndrew added. "And a real motivator for the whole club: the players, the team, the manager - the whole club. A real motivator to be coming into a brand new stadium.

"It's very emotional. I didn't think it would be a day like this but it is this morning. To actually see the contractors starting - and everybody seems really positive about it."



Video Link: York City FC



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Vital York City
Date:Wednesday December 6 2017
Time: 4:00PM

Login to post a comment

Recent York City Articles

New date for Telford

York City's postponed visit to AFC Telford United has been rearranged for next month.

Rewind Extra: Big opportunity for Little

It's back to March 1993 and York City are suddenly reeling following the loss of one of the brightest new managers in the game.

Former defender faces Wenger challenge

Former York City defender Graham Potter will be coming directly up against Arsenal's Arsene Wenger in the Europa League.

Former Belle fires hat-trick

Former York City Ladies striker Sophie Tinson was once again in explosive goalscoring action at the weekend.

York City Archived Articles

Vital York articles from

Site Journalists

Winehouse
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How do you rate manager Martin Gray's performance after his first seven games in charge?
Suggested By: Vital York City
Excellent4%
Very Good1%
Good10%
Average48%
Below average21%
Poor16%
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent York City Results (view all)

York City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Football Comment