City of York Council and operators GLL have confirmed that the stunning LNER Community Stadium complex has been completed.
With the final safety checks complete, the council and GLL will formally take control of the site from the building contractors on Friday 18 December.
The council and GLL are now working with partners to make sure residents benefit from the many sports, services and facilities it will host as soon as possible.
- an 8,500 seater stadium for York City Football Cub and York City Knights
- a community hub, including a library and community offices for York's sports clubs
- York Against Cancer shop and offices
- NHS outpatient services
- new swimming facilities, gym, dance studio and sports hall with spectator seating
Councillor Keith Aspden, Leader of City of York Council, said:
"The new stadium and wider complex will provide excellent facilities for sports fans and local residents alike. There is no doubt that it will be an incredible home for both York City Football Club and York City Knights, and an important destination for the wider city.
“With a new leisure centre, pool, library and NHS Services, the complex is providing a timely and very welcome boost to the whole city.
”These are strange and difficult times to open new buildings and services, but we are working with every partner to make sure residents can enjoy them safely, and as soon as possible.”
Councillor Nigel Ayre, executive member for finance and performance, said:
"It is fantastic news that the players, staff and now fans will be enjoying their new home very soon. I can’t wait to see games played on this pitch.
“The fact we can now host world cup rugby league next Autumn shows what a game-changer this is for York. More importantly, we now have a stadium which can provide a platform for York City Football Club and the Knights to deliver on their serious ambitions.”