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Ground is planned as all-seat and will be shared with rugby league team

icon sitstand17 September ~ Fans of York City, along with supporters of the rugby league team York City Knights, are campaigning for the option to stand in their new shared stadium. Some of the funding for the ground will come from the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF), who, along with the club, are insisting upon an all-seat arrangement. This is despite the Football Spectators Act only requiring clubs who have spent three seasons in the top two divisions since 1990 to replace standing areas – York have played just two seasons ever in the top two tiers, 40 years ago.

In the past the FSIF have granted funds to similar new builds at Morecambe and Burton, both of which allow fans the option to stand. A petition has been launched by fans of both the football and rugby clubs to allow them to stand at their new ground, which you can read more about and sign here.

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